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									Poppy Reserve /Mojave Desert
  Interpretive Association
       “PR/MDIA”
•Antelope Valley Sierra
Club
•Antelope Valley
Conservancy
•AV Archeological Society
•AV Environmental Group
THREATS
1. The Antelope Valley California Poppy
   Reserve
2. Zoning changes that threaten the
  peace, tranquility and rural
  atmosphere of the Western
  Antelope Valley
3. Unique archaeological, aesthetic and
  biological resources both on the
  proposed project site and nearby
         1972
Antelope Valley Citizens
     take the lead
             1972
 Antelope Valley Citizens take
           the lead
Statewide: “Pennies for Poppies”
   & State Parks Foundation
Funding Sources:
•Private donations
•Public tax payer funding through
State Park Acquisition Funds
•Donations by generous local land
owners
1976 The Dream Became a Reality
     Funding Sources:
     Private donations
Insert slide with other wildflowers here
Poppy Reserve is
in a “sound
sensitive area”
Sound Sources:
“…two off-road
racing vehicles on a
controlled course
within the boundaries
of the project site (a
trophy truck, an off-
road racing vehicle,
with and without
muffler and an off-
road buggy also
with and without
muffler.)”
•NO sound monitoring
devices at nearby Arthur
B. Ripley State Park


•NO sound test was done
to determine the effect of
noise from loud speaker


•NO state or volunteer
organization personnel
were invited to witness
sound tests
DEIR:
“the project would be
audible over a long
distance...” and “…may
be unwanted by some.”
• Survey of
  Visitors:
• 85% indicated
  visits to
  Reserve would
  significantly
  decrease
• 50% would
  never come
  again!
                      PR/MDIA
                 Currently we support


Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Tomo Kahni State Historic Park
Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland
Saddleback Butte State Park
Providence Mountains – Mitchell Caverns State Park
• Poppy Reserve visitors:
  – 50,000 to 100,000 annually
• Cal State Sacramento Survey:
  – Visitors to California state parks spend an
    average of $57 each
 EXISTING:            PROPOSED:
1. R (Non-Urban)

2. Non-Urban 1

3. Heavy
  Agricultural –
  Five Acre
  Minimum
  Required Lot Area
 EXISTING:              PROPOSED:
1. R (Non-Urban)      Major
                      Commercial
2. Non-Urban 1        Commercial

3. Heavy
  Agricultural –      Commercial
  Five Acre           Recreation-
  Minimum             Development
  Required Lot Area   Program
 EXISTING:              PROPOSED:
1. R (Non-Urban)      Major
                      Commercial
2. Non-Urban 1        Commercial

3. Heavy
  Agricultural –      Commercial
  Five Acre           Recreation-
  Minimum             Development
  Required Lot Area   Program
• 1.Inadequate plant survey
• 2. Inaccurate methodology used
  for determining insect and bird
  diversity
• 3. Flawed survey of nocturnal
  rodent and reptile species
• 4. Undocumented claims of
  absence of wildlife corridors.
The Antelope Valley
Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
The Santa Monica Mountains
Conservancy
Archeological Conservancy
Regional Planning's General Plan
(1980) Land Use Element Policy
  Regional Planning's General Plan
  (1980) Land Use Element Policy
• "Prevent inappropriate
  development in areas that are
  environmentally sensitive"


• "
 Regional Planning's General Plan
 (1980) Land Use Element Policy

• "Establish and implement
  regulatory controls that ensure
  compatibility of development
  adjacent to …State and
  Regional Parks.“
    Regional Planning's General Plan (1980)
          Land Use Element Policy
• "Prevent inappropriate
  development in areas that are
  environmentally sensitive"

• "Establish and implement
  regulatory controls that ensure
  compatibility of development
  adjacent to …State and Regional
  Parks.“

								
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