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									                                                                         PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                    CORE PROGRAM - RECREATION
Date       Core Category        Type                                                     Public Comment
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Access to nature gives people respect for nature.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Have wooden stiles (step-over) stiles for access over fences.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Focus public safety at access points.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Stiles are good for public access (wood.)
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      DPR needs to recognize uniqueness of Arroyo Laguna as wind-surfing spot & Vista Point 4 (north of elephant seals.)
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Keep fences up as a deterrent to increasing use.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Keep it the way it is.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Minimal access from highway.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Leave it as "hopping the fence" until planning is complete.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Breaks in fence for access for people who can't climb fences.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Tourists see people at Arroyo Laguna and add to problem. Suggest limited access during elephant seal season. Locals aren't the problem.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      San Simeon Point - New rule seems restrictive. Current use is still allowed.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      More access points equals more traffic. Keep the fences up.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Minimum access to property until coastal trail is developed.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Vista Point 4 (paved parking area) - remove gate or allow easier access than climbing the gate.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Need access to beaches for families.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Access to Arroyo Laguna is year round for all recreational uses.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Minimal access along Highway 1.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Create some sort of break in the fence.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Fences keep outsiders out - but do want people to come in - Elephant seals parking area.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Access at intervals at main parking areas.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Stiles work well at fences - made out of wood.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      No closures but should not have a lot of invitational spots. Maintain current access.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      More access to San Simeon Point.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      State Parks will educate the public to access and easement to San Simeon Point and others along the coast.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Limit access from the highway through education.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Let outsiders have some access.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Family access to the beach.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Year round access to Arroyo Laguna at beach and ocean.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Arroyo Laguna - good example of a model for recreation and resource protection to access water.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Important for families to recreate - beach access as well as water access.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Year round access for all activities.
3/8/2006   Recreation      Access      Visitors mimic locals hopping the fence. Masses during the crowded time of elephant seals on beaches. Visitors not as educated as locals.
                                                                              PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                         CORE PROGRAM - RECREATION
 Date       Core Category         Type                                                        Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Access           It is a shame that more people cannot access San Simeon Point. Wants access to continue.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Access           Plans to limit access at Hearst-owned property. If denied, then easement rights would be enforced by State.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Access           Access points will invite more traffic. Fences now are a deterrent. Not a big open area for access. Happy with the way it is now.
5/10/2006   Recreation      Access           Keep Arroyo Laguna open year round for water recreation activities and beach use.
5/10/2006   Recreation      Access           Keep beach immediately north of elephant seal viewing area open so water recreation activities can continue as they have for the past 20 years.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Accessibility    ADA under consideration?
                                             Where will ADA access be located and how much? Possibly at Piedras Blancas Motel? Logically should be where there are wide spots on Highway, and
4/11/2006   Recreation      Accessibility    good scenic spots. Will require paving and boardwalks, etc.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Bicycles         Bicycles scare (disturb) wildlife.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Bicycles         No bicycles on bluff trails.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Bicycles         Bicycles on bluffs scare the elephant seals and should not be allowed.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Bicycles         Bicycles should be allowed on bluffs.
4/11/2006   Recreation      Camping          Will there be any camping?
4/11/2006   Recreation      Cell Phones      Keep Arroyo Laguna a "cell phone free area" to enjoy nature and the area.
4/11/2006   Recreation      Cell Phones      Enjoy nature without cell phones; be allowed to "contemplate nature."
4/11/2006   Recreation      Cell Phones      If there are cell phones, should be of a subtle nature.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Dogs             Allow dogs at Arroyo Laguna.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Dogs             I like to play on the beach with my dog.
4/11/2006   Recreation      Dogs             If no dogs are allowed, put up signs. Do not ticket first.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Elephant Seals   Sign at elephant seal site that recognizes recreation & elephant seal viewing is good model (Vista Point 4.)
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Elephant Seals   Likes Arroyo Laguna public education approach. Balance human use & elephant seals - up and down property.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Elephant Seals   Balance between recreation and elephant seals.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Elephant Seals   Share the beach with the elephant seals.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Elephant Seals   Locals need to be educated on elephant seals.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Elephant Seals   Do not disturb the elephant seals (Fish & Game.) Can allow recreation if there is enough of a clearing - depends on the time of the year.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Elephant Seals   What is history of habitat for elephant seals? Channel Islands and not the coast.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Elephant Seals   Don't scare the wildlife.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Planning         Leave it alone until further along.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Planning         The less you do the better off - Less is more.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Safety           Public safety should be available at access points.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Safety           Must have public safety with recreation.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Signage          North end of elephant seal parking lot - signage explaining that recreation predated the elephant seals.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Signage          Signage on beaches about elephant seals. Elephant seals are threatened by anything taller than them.
                                                                             PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                       CORE PROGRAM - RECREATION
 Date       Core Category         Type                                                      Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Signage        There is a change with elephant seals but not sure why. There are more humans. Signs are biggest issue.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Signage        Signs redirecting people from Arroyo Laguna should be re-installed.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Signage        Use signs to direct the public away from the elephant seals.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Trails         Coastal trail should be coastal.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Trails         Two parallel trails that allow different uses on each trail.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Trails         Trails for walking and biking.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Trails         Trails not necessarily multi-use.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Trails         "Braided trail" concept.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Trails         Keep Coastal Trail coastal - and not on Highway 1.
4/11/2006   Recreation      Trails         Keep Coastal Trail away from Highway and make it low impact (footpath scale). Possibly a braided trail. Preserve the view shed.
                                           Public use of trail by horses/carriage (not commercial.) Over abandoned section of Highway One. Need hard pack surface 50 inches wide minimum, flat,
5/10/2006   Recreation      Trails         on camber, with passing area. Also need a staging area for loading (as at Pier Avenue in Oceano by Finn's Restaurant.)
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Wind Surfing   Wind surfing must have a place in the recreation needs on the coast.
 3/8/2006   Recreation      Wind Surfing   Arroyo Laguna with its south-facing beaches by Lighthouse is unique. Very few similar places. Next closest are Mexico or Oregon.
5/10/2006   Recreation      Wind Surfing   Have access to beaches guaranteed for windsurfers and surfers.
5/10/2006   Recreation      Wind Surfing   Have access to beaches at Twin Creeks Beach for windsurfers guaranteed.
5/10/2006   Recreation      Wind Surfing   Have access to water guaranteed even when elephant seals are present and not be harassed at both Twin Creeks and Arroyo Laguna.
                                                                               PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                          CORE PROGRAM - FACILITIES
Date       Core Category       Type                                                           Public Comment
3/8/2006 Facilities        Access         Elephant seal viewing area should be accessible for boats & windsurfers (area just north of parking lot) during all seasons of year.
                                          Scale of access. Need large parking area for elephant seal viewing, but also more secluded areas for sketching, etc.; also areas with no access for
3/8/2006   Facilities      Access         researchers.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Access         Open access to beach where elephant seals are present - no restrictions.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Access         Need access to existing surf spots.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Accessibility  ADA issues for compliance for the access areas.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Accessibility  Inclusion of all abilities.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Advertisements Don't advertise. There are enough people.
                                          Tribune article encouraged people to fence-hop to this "great destination." Watch language on how talk about place - focus people on certain areas of
3/8/2006   Facilities      Advertisements property.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Barriers       Rope at Arroyo Laguna. Can it be taken down? What is its purpose?
3/8/2006   Facilities      Boats          Boat launch at Piedras Blancas motel closed. Would like it open (TPL property.)
3/8/2006   Facilities      Boats          Small boat (kayak) launch near Arroyo Laguna.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Boats          North end of Caldrons lot was traditional boat launch. Needs cooperation with Friends of Elephant Seals so access could be guaranteed.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Boats          Fence north of motel site has cut off launching area for small boats.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Boats          Parking lot north of existing elephant seal parking lot was boat launch. Would like to see it returned.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Boats          Area north of Piedras Blancas motel. Good launch spot with deep channel. Currently fenced.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Boats          Some boat launches for kayaks north of Arroyo Laguna vista points.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Camping        Overnight camping/facilities on new property (primitive camping) at Piedras Blancas motel, maybe Junge Ranch & Molinari.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Camping        Overnight camping/facilities.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Camping        Primitive environmental camping along coastal trail.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Camping        Overnight primitive camping for ad hoc hikers at Piedras Blancas motel.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Closures       No closing areas to the public. "No Sea West."
3/8/2006   Facilities      Dogs           Off-leash dog areas available at some beaches. (Would require a change in current laws for State Parks.)
3/8/2006   Facilities      Elephant Seals Walking by elephant seals does not disturb them.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Fees           Why are no fees collected? Creates more problems in the balance with the revenue collection. Not worth it.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Hostel         Hostel at motel site.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Kiosk          Kiosk at WRHMSB should go.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Kiosk          No kiosks - no changes.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Lighting       Preservation of night sky - no artificial lighting.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Movie          Movie at Hearst Castle® to have alternative experience so that visitors don't have to drive north from the Hearst Castle® Visitor Center.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Parking        More parking at San Carpoforo.
 3/8/2006 Facilities        Parking    More parking at San Carpoforo and a wider spot.
                                                                            PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                        CORE PROGRAM - FACILITIES
 Date       Core Category       Type                                                        Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Parking    Caltrans stacks material in parking areas for staging areas. Takes up parking space.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Parking    ADA access with parking.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Parking    Less vehicles parked on Highway 1.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Parking    No hardscape west of Highway 1. Decomposed granite if anything to be used.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Parking    Keep parking lots minimal.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Parking    No paving of parking lots.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Parking    Parking only at northern and southern ends of Coastal Trail through the property.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Parking    Keep parking lots as natural as possible.
                                       Arroyo Laguna parking lot is okay as is. Guards are in the middle of the parking lot which is a social hub. Leave it as a "wild parking lot" with rabbits,
4/11/2006 Facilities        Parking    etc.
4/11/2006 Facilities        Parking    Encourage Caldrons not to overbuild the parking lots.
                                       Area of elephant seal viewing areas is trashed. Need plan for facilities for people including restroom issues and water quality concerns. Needs to be a
 3/8/2006 Facilities        Planning   balance.

 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   All other places besides elephant seal viewing area need to be pristine coastline. People should be directed to current elephant seal viewing area.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   All about balance - tourism, economy, preservation. Manage and control.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Colors of facilities, maps, etc. should match nature.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Focus tourism at some places better situated to large groups. Preserve others for more solitude for locals.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   What is level of acceptable change for each area? (LAC)
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   People are trying to determine how people on the central coast will live.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   MLPA proposals for this area - look on MLPA website.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Look at MLPA proposal for this area.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Look at the website for Marine Life Protection Act - Cordon off areas and call them reserves. Piedras Blancas proposal with maps.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   It is a ready-made park. The onus is on people to be safe.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Be alone with no visual distractions.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Leave it alone!
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   A "no development option" needs to be part of the planning process.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Policies malleable to err on side of protection.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   More preservation - make it a natural preserve.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Focus active recreation at William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach facilities.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Existing restrictions at current elephant seal viewing area are appropriate.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Planning   Maintain the view shed.
5/10/2006 Facilities        Planning    Limited development along the coast, there are adequate facilities located at campsites and parks.
5/10/2006 Facilities        Planning    I am a proponent to keep Arroyo Laguna as is. No development by agencies, public or private.
                                                                             PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                        CORE PROGRAM - FACILITIES
 Date       Core Category       Type                                                        Public Comment
                                        Nothing overly sanitized or overly organized. Amenities can be found at WRHMSB. No parking fees and if must have parking areas, then no paving.
                                        Keep everything rural, rustic and wild. No campgrounds except walk-in tents. No RVs. No trailers, no campers, no food area, no showers. For once
5/14/2006 Facilities        Planning    allow nature to be the draw, not man's intrusion.
                                        The coast north of San Simeon is a favorite of mine to explore and feel like I've really gotten away from it all. PLEASE restrict amenities like bathroom,
5/14/2006   Facilities      Planning    concessions, etc. to keep it that way. I know you must put up some signage, but please be conservative.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Plants      Restoration of native plants with use of volunteer staff.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   No restrooms. It encourages litter.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   Restrooms at motel site.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   Through traffic will use/overfill restrooms.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   Maintenance problems with restrooms.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   Restrooms at elephant seal viewing area.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   Restrooms at Piedras Blancas motel and hostel.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   Restrooms at elephant seal viewing area.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   No new restrooms.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   For the 18 miles of Coastal Trail, parking lots should be at either end of the trail only.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   Piedras Blancas should be open to more use, including restrooms.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   No new restrooms at all.
                                        If people are attracted to certain spots, then must provide some facilities. Put restrooms where you want people. Piedras Blancas and elephant seal
4/11/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   viewing areas are appropriate places.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Restrooms   No restrooms at Arroyo Laguna.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Shuttle     Shuttle from Hearst Castle®.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Signage     Signage and facilities should be colored to match nature.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Signage     The signage at the elephant seal viewing area is a good model for recreation and preservation.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Signage     Signage is an issue at the elephant seal viewing area.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Signage     Harm by beach fires to animals.
                                        Signage at WRHMSB relating to historical and cultural information of San Simeon Point similar to Asilomar. Historical and cultural value. Facilitate at
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Signage     places where people should stop and gather.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Signage     Signs at elephant seal viewing area informing visitors that bathrooms are available at WRHMSB and at Hearst Castle®.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Signage     Interpretive signs for various resource messages and education.
4/11/2006   Facilities      Signage     There should be more signs and information on what is going on.
 3/8/2006   Facilities      Trails      Trails should not be multi-use or braided trail systems.
3/8/2006 Facilities        Trails      Stay on trails.
3/8/2006 Facilities        Trails      Watch erosion on bluffs with trails.
                                                                              PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                        CORE PROGRAM - FACILITIES
Date       Core Category        Type                                                        Public Comment
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trails      Estero Bluffs as model.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trails      Trails should be restrictive. "Respect the habitat of the rattlesnakes!!!" signage.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trails      The Coastal Trail - a good or bad idea? Should it be connected all the way?
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trails      Perhaps on west side of Highway 1?
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trash       No trashcans. It encourages litter.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trash       If they can be maintained well - trash cans okay.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trash       It's cleaner now that the dumpsters have been removed.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trash       Trash cans & recycle bins in parking areas.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trash       Through traffic will use/overfill trash cans.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trash       Problems with overfilled trash cans.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trash       Trash begets more trash.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trash       Dumpsters were filled with bulky items. Cleaner without them.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Trash       Encourage people to "pack it in" and "pack it out" concept.
3/8/2006   Facilities      Vehicles    Park doesn't need to be "car friendly."
3/8/2006   Facilities      Website     Maps that can be downloaded from websites for planning process.
                                                                                          PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                        CORE PROGRAM - EDUCATION/INTERPRETATION
 Date          Core Category                  Type                                                     Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                Watch information on how access is given to the public.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                How will people gain access for the tours and walking?
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                Access to beach for interpretive reasons.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                Restrict programs that allow access to the property.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                Have access.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                Use of fees for access.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                No access to cove at Piedras Blancas.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                Need "whole gamut" of access to elephant seals.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                Need alternate access points besides Arroyo Laguna.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                Closures deny families access to beach. Don't stop family access.
5/10/2006   Education-Interpretation   Access                Solution to Arroyo Laguna access issue is while elephant seals are present, have an "Interpretive Ranger" stationed there during sensitive times.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Accessibility         ADA hike and bus use.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Accessibility         Older people and people with disabilities want access and input.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Advertisements        WRHMSB should be better advertised and promoted to direct people to enjoy recreation there.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Advertisements        Object to "destination" concept and language in advertising.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Agencies              Help educate the public on the different agencies involved.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Agencies              Interpret the partnerships.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Beach Walking         Beach walking is an "ocean related activity."
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Boats                 Small boat use.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Dogs                  Dogs allowed at certain locations.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Dogs                  Dogs should be treated the same way as horses on accessibility. Dog owners should have same treatment and rights as horse owners.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Elephant Seals        Elephant seals are there for interpretive reasons for local and national interest. MMPA.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Elephant Seals        Big parking lot at elephant seals okay, but also want to hike to see seals without hordes of people. Have many options for viewing.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Elephant Seals        State Parks goes too far in protection of resources. They are nice but it is too much. Also will have plover issues in addition to elephant seals.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Elephant Seals        Focus on the actual resource.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Fires                 Educate the public on the danger of beach fires.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Interpretive Center   Interpretive center at Piedras Blancas Motel site.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Kiosk                 Get rid of kiosk at WRHMSB.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Media                 Better use of media on the "closures" so that the public will know, i.e., what is "except for ocean-related activities."
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Natural Resources     Return of nature through help from State Parks.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Natural Resources     Education on pack it in/pack it out.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Natural Resources     Save the night sky.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Natural Resources     Need places to be alone with nature. No visual distraction.
                                                                                   PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                 CORE PROGRAM - EDUCATION/INTERPRETATION
 Date          Core Category                 Type                                               Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Planning       Caltrans has spots for education along the coast that can use as a model.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Planning       Make certain some areas are more focused for visitors and other areas for locals.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Planning       Focus tourism on some areas to take it away from other spots.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Planning       Day use/overnight and programs for education/interpretation.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Planning       Work with private landowners on preservation and conservation at Hearst Castle® Visitor Center.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Planning       Concern about special places becoming "hot spots" for public. Arroyo de la Cruz - like it the way it is.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Planning       At Hearst Castle® Visitor Center, have a "natural" elephant seal experience. For some that is all they need.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Planning       Research areas for education.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Recreation     Active recreation - get out the word.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Recreation     Tell public through education what is available for their use.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Restrooms      Children on educational hikes need bathrooms.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Restrooms      Bathroom at elephant seal viewing site.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   School Tours   Have formal agreement with Outdoor School.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   School Tours   Partnership with outdoor schools that use the area (KEEP, CDP.)
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Signs on historical/cultural area of San Simeon where people will be.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Signs that are directional.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Interpretive signs along the coast.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Interpretive signs relating to all aspects of the property.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Signs with a resource message.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Should be sign about bonfires and harm to shells.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Signage at elephant sea viewing area with directions to available restrooms. Send to WRHMSB.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Interpretive signs covering broader resource message.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        More interpretive signs related to cultural and historical value of area at WRHMSB.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Post signs for restrooms at WRHMSB and at Hearst Castle® Visitor Center.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Interpretive signs along the Coastal Trail.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        At Arroyo Laguna, on the gate or fence, need signs for access for ocean-related activities.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Phrasing is okay - "ocean-related activities" - but application needs to be changed.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Put a sign on the gate at Arroyo Laguna explaining the terms of access.
4/11/2006   Education-Interpretation   Signage        Need signs.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Staff          Rangers should be generalists rather than specific. Educate public about the area.
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Staff          Reinstate the concept of rangers as educators. "Generalist rangers."
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Staff          Rangers "out to write tickets" need to change focus to educate rather than "bust."
 3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Staff          Rangers should have "people skills."
                                                                                    PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                  CORE PROGRAM - EDUCATION/INTERPRETATION
Date          Core Category                  Type                                                Public Comment
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Staff            Don't reduce rangers' power. They have a very difficult job.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Staff            Rangers have become "police officers" instead of educators.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Staff            Sarah at Arroyo Laguna working with traffic redirection is a good example of staff with good people skills.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Trails           Trails for tours.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Trails           How should Coastal Trail be used?
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Trails           Make it a natural preserve. Higher level of protection. Keep people on trails.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Trails           Trails for walking and cycling.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Trails           Trails not for multi-use.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Trails           Trails side-by-side for different use.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   View shed        Educate on view shed. Caltrans has jurisdiction.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   View shed        Ability to be alone without any visual distraction - no signs, etc.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Visitation       Don't send people from Hearst Castle®.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Visitation       How many people allowed on walks?
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Visitor Center   Piedras Blancas Visitor Center.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Volunteers       Expand docent program to augment staff.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Volunteers       Need good docent program like the Friends of the Elephant Seals.
3/8/2006   Education-Interpretation   Volunteers       Use volunteers. There are many good ones in this area.
                                                       Information on website for education-interpretation. Use of movie at Hearst Castle® Visitor Center to give experience rather than put visitors out on
3/8/2006 Education-Interpretation Website              highway.
3/8/2006 Education-Interpretation Website              Downloadable maps would be helpful in planning and public input.
                                                            PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                    CORE PROGRAM - PUBLIC SAFETY
 Date       Core Category        Type                                      Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Access            Surfing spots need continued access.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Barriers          Steep coastal bluffs should be fenced for public safety.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Barriers          There should be no barriers on the bluffs. People should take responsibility for their own safety.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Education         Visitors must pay attention to where they are as part of educational process.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Elephant Seals    Elephant seals are not disturbed by people and activities. Laws should not be pressed further.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Elephant Seals    Area with elephant seals should have restrictions - person found self between a bull seal and a cliff.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Emergencies       Plan for what should be done in case of emergency.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Fences            Fence steep bluffs in areas with no trail to protect public from falling off cliffs.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Kayakers          If kayakers are in distress, then State Parks will respond.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Law Enforcement   More law enforcement at "high visitation" public areas.
4/11/2006   Public Safety   Law Enforcement   Communication is important. Make rules clear prior to implementation.
4/11/2006   Public Safety   Law Enforcement   Harassment of elephant seals is open to interpretation.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Markers           Have emergency response location identifiers along property - like mile markers on highways but on trails.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Public            The number of people at the elephant seal viewing area is a concern.
4/11/2006   Public Safety   Signs             Don't give a ticket without some sort of notice or sign.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Staff             When Rangers are required to make contacts; make it more educational.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Staff             Rangers should have a generalist role. Also educate public about area instead of law enforcement.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Staff             Rangers are viewed as police officers.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Staff             Need to educate - not ticket and take money.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Staff             State Parks does have staff who are models with people skills.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Staff             With more public, need more public safety in focused areas.
4/11/2006   Public Safety   Staff             Which agency do you call for help in emergencies? State Parks, CHP, F&G?
4/11/2006   Public Safety   Telephones        Emergency phone - Caltrans currently has a call box in the vicinity of Arroyo Laguna parking lot.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Trails            If there is no trail and a natural hazard exists, then should be some way to let visitors know.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Vehicles          There should be ranger vehicles on the beach for emergencies only.
 3/8/2006   Public Safety   Water             There should be places for drinking water.
                                                                            PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                              CORE PROGRAM - RESOURCE PROTECTION
 Date           Core Category              Type                                            Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Coastal trail on Hearst easements - spur trails. No limit on coastal trail - concern regarding crossing easement to access trail.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Leave it alone!! How will people access area? Vista points full of RVs. Want to see fewer vehicles parked on Highway 1.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Shuttle people from Hearst Castle® parking lot.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Want access to surf spots.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Keep access open.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           No restrictions on access.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           How to control or track access at Point San Simeon?
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Hearst Castle® docents - don't direct tourists to property.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Arroyo Laguna should not be open to public during elephant seal season but surfers are okay.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           There should be open public access to Arroyo Laguna during elephant seal season.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Limited fenced access to view elephant seals. Perhaps pier shaped boardwalk toward beach area.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Access with dogs!
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Continued access to water (ocean.)
                                                   Protecting resources from "killers" such as surfers and dogs goes way beyond protection of snowy plovers, etc. Banned surfing, bikes and dogs.
4/11/2006 Resource Protection     Access           Concerned about other areas because of Villa Creek (2 miles away). Protection needs to be specific to resources.
                                                   Locals pick up trash as they walk along the edge of the water. This is an ocean-related activity and should not be discriminated against. Elephant
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Access           seals need to interact with humans.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Access           Access for ocean-related activities should include walking along the edge of the water.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Accessibility    ADA access at elephant seal viewing area.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Accessibility    Disabled persons hike for ADA community.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Agencies         What is Fish and Game's role?
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Balance          There needs to be a balance between protection and recreation.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Barriers         Can rope at Arroyo Laguna be removed?
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Beach walkers    Not allowed access as others have been. Talked down to by service people. Picks up trash while walks on beach. Discrimination.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Caltrans         Caltrans must get involved.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Caltrans         Caltrans signs are helpful. There are safety issues on the road.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Dogs             Continue with dog walking on or off leash on beaches.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Dogs             At Arroyo Laguna allow dogs off-leash. (Conflicts with current State Park policy.)
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Dogs             Protect the resources of the park land with dogs.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Dogs             Don't overdo protection like "no dogs." Make it specific to the resource. Be rational.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Dogs             Want access with dogs who are our families and companions.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Dogs             Access denied all over county. Treat dog owners like horse owners. Dog owners are odd ones out.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Elephant Seals   Elephant seal and human use interactions. Define "disturbance." Must follow MMPA laws.
                                                                                PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                  CORE PROGRAM - RESOURCE PROTECTION
 Date           Core Category           Type                                                   Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Elephant Seals       Elephant seal haulout restrictions appropriate - don't change.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Elephant Seals       Want to walk on beach when elephant seals are present - need interaction with humans.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Endangered Species   What will happen regarding management of endangered species such as elephant seals vs. snowy plovers?
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Endangered Species   What is the order of importance for endangered species - elephant seals, snowy plovers, salmon?
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Facilities           Facilities needed at elephant seal viewing area. There of lots of people and no facilities.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Facilities           Keep other areas besides the elephant seal viewing area pristine.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Kites                Kites are not allowed because of snowy plovers?
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Laws                 Federal laws are confusing.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Laws                 What are Federal and State laws that relate?
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Locals               Locals are valuable resource for education and for clean-up.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Locals               Locals are protective of Arroyo Laguna.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Locals               Regular (local) public users are assets and ambassadors for State Parks.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Locals               Locals are there as help for others from out of state or country.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Locals               Locals want to help - Let us!
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Locals               Tourists can be a problem. Locals are also educators.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Maps                 Maps showing all areas and restrictions.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Natural Resources    Embrace policy toward return of nature. "Err on the side of protection."
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Natural Resources    Potential conflicts between elephant seals vs. snowy plovers?
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Natural Resources    Preserve the night sky.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Natural Resources    Preservation is important. Leave it alone!
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Parking              No hardscape west of Highway 1.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Parking              Problem with people parking on road side - some people want to advertise and promote visitation. It's all about balance.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Parking              Caltrans management issues - use of turnouts.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Parking              Maintain the social dynamic of the parking lot at Arroyo Laguna.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Parking              Anything done with Arroyo Laguna for facilities such as parking lots, trash cans will increase access and attract people.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Parking              Keep Arroyo Laguna parking lot like it is now.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Parking              Keep parking lot friendly at Arroyo Laguna.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Parking              Parking lot at Arroyo Laguna as a friendly, social environment has changed. Was told that no one was allowed on the beach in the winter.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Planning             Need baseline resource data.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Planning             Estero Bluffs is a good model.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Planning             LAC Principles - Level of acceptable change - look at key species. Look for resource trends.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Planning             Should be a balance between tourism, economic benefit and protection, etc.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Planning             Balance tourism with preservation.
                                                                                  PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                                    CORE PROGRAM - RESOURCE PROTECTION
 Date           Core Category             Type                                                   Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Planning              "No development" as part of planning document.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Planning              Who will do planning development? Public input? Offer "no development " option in planning process.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Planning              Balance protection and recreation.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Planning              Better to care than not.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Planning              Paranoia about what could happen based on other areas.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Planning              Nature and humans can exist together.
                                                        Comments from Preservation of the Piedras Blancas Motel (CPPBM) stating coastline is a unique and precious resource that must be preserved
                                                        for both cultural and natural resource protection. Feel resources are of national concern, not just local or state-wide and that State of California's
                                                        outreach efforts for public comments at these hearings are significantly lacking and that greater effort should be made to inform the media around
5/10/2006   Resource Protection   Planning              the State so that more people are represented.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Plants                "Exotics" - preserve ESHA.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Plants                Re-institute native flora. Volunteer opportunity.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Pollution             Water quality, pollution and human use concerns.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Public Notification   Public notification of identification of plover habitat and criteria for designation.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Public Notification   Public notification of State's snowy plover locations at Arroyo Laguna and Arroyo de la Cruz.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Public Notification   Keep people informed.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Restrictions          No dogs, cows, bikes, kites on entire property.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Restrictions          No road building stockpiling, staging in parking areas by Caltrans.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Restrictions          No kiosks or fees or closed areas like at Sea West property.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Signage               Area doesn't need to be advertised.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Signage               View should continue to be "main drawing card."
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Signage               Signs taken out of Arroyo Laguna need to be replaced.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Signage               Caltrans needs to put up signs. Locals want an answer and the State needs to help find out about signs from Caltrans.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Signage               People want to go to right viewing place for elephant seals; need signs.
                                                        Visitors are nervous at Arroyo Laguna when elephant seals are so close. Most visitors prefer the elephant seal viewing area but get confused
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Signage               without signs.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Signage               Has Caltrans made any headway? Signs are very helpful so people won't stop at Arroyo Laguna.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Signage               Caltrans signs would be helpful.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Snowy Plovers         Show snowy plover spots - should have public identification.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Snowy Plovers         Will beach be closed for snowy plovers?
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Staff                 Two guards told local that they couldn't walk on the beach but windsurfers were permitted at Arroyo Laguna parking lot. Felt talked down to.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Trails                People should stay on trails.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Trails                Will there be coastal trail on the east side of Highway 1?
                                                                         PUBLIC COMMENTS
                                                           CORE PROGRAM - RESOURCE PROTECTION
 Date           Core Category            Type                                           Public Comment
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Trails        Incorporate California Coastal Trail along the entire 18 miles with maximum access points.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Trails        ADA access points with parking.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Trails        No trails that will increase erosion.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Trails        Do not wander off trails.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Trails        Should the Coastal Trail connect along all of California?
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Vehicles      No picnic gear, no motorized vehicles, no motorized toys such as remote-controlled airplanes.
 3/8/2006   Resource Protection   Vehicles      Ranger vehicles on beach during emergencies only.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Volunteers    Initiate a docent program as soon as possible.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Volunteers    Local population would love to help with docent programs and to get them organized.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Volunteers    State Parks staff are volunteers in many cases.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Volunteers    Last year was more effective with volunteers at Arroyo Laguna.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Volunteers    We appreciate the volunteers and staff that are there at the beach area.
4/11/2006   Resource Protection   Website       There should be a map showing easements and restrictions.
                                                Windsurfers are ambassadors for the area. Visitors are confused on the viewing area for elephant seals. Windsurfers should be allowed to go
4/11/2006 Resource Protection     Windsurfing   down to water regardless of constraints. Should be a partnership.

								
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