Community Relations Officer
The Resource Management Plan public comment period closed on Feb. 8, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Marissa Espino at 714-560-5607.
The Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Trabuco and Silverado Canyon areas were released for public review on November 11, 2015.
The draft RMPs outline the stewardship and operations of each Preserve. This RMP release includes the Ferber Ranch, O'Neill Oaks, Hafen, Saddle Creek South, and MacPherson Preserves. The RMPs are available for public review during a 90-day public comment period to gather feedback.
OCTA’s Measure M2 (M2) Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program allocates funds to purchase conservation properties and contribute to habitat restoration projects in exchange for streamlined project approvals for 13 M2 freeway improvement projects. The M2 freeway projects impact protected habitats and biological resources including plants and wildlife. State and federal laws require that impacts to these resources be reduced. To do this, OCTA is developing a Conservation Plan, which is a state and federal document to protect threatened and endangered species. Preserves that possess habitat and important wildlife species that are similar to those affected by the construction of the M2 freeway projects have been purchased and are included in the Conservation Plan. These Preserves will remain in a natural state and will be protected in perpetuity.
The RMPs are required in order to provide guidelines for the management and monitoring of the Preserves in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Conservation Plan. Key components of the RMPs include guidance for the ongoing protection, preservation, and adaptive management of the natural plants and wildlife found within the Preserve. The RMPs also address fire prevention measures and recreational use of the site by the general public where and when appropriate. Designated roads and trails (and their uses) will be identified in each RMP.
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