Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is the Red Rock Canyon General Plan Revision and EIR project?
The Red Rock Canyon General Plan guides day-to-day and long-term management of land use, circulation, facilities, recreation, interpretation, and management of natural, cultural, and physical resources within Red Rock Canyon State Park. California State Parks is developing a General Plan Revision for Red Rock Canyon State Park to reflect changing conditions, include new information and data, and incorporate land that has been added since the existing General Plan was adopted in 1982. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will also be prepared to meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other applicable laws and regulations.
2. What is the Red Rock Canyon General Plan Revision and EIR project?
California State Parks is revising the Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan to incorporate lands that have been added to Red Rock Canyon State Park since Red Rock Canyon State Park’s current General Plan was approved in 1982. The Park expanded significantly in the 1990s when federal lands were transferred to the Park via the California Desert Protection Act of 1994. The Last Chance Canyon Addition (as the federal transfer is referred to) has never had a General Plan and has therefore lacked a comprehensive and holistic approach in its management integration with the rest of the Park.
The ongoing General Plan Revision effort includes Red Rock Canyon State Park as a whole, tying the entire State Park unit together within a comprehensive management document, providing the park’s managers at California State Parks a framework for action and the direction in which to focus that action.