Biological and Natural Resources Summary Reports

Click the links below to review a summary of the findings of the cultural resource analysis and the Biological Resources Report, both of which will be included in the Preliminary General Plan and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report for Red Rock Canyon State Park.

Preliminary Plan Concepts - Public Comments Summary

Click the link below to view a summary of the comments received during the public comment period of March 26, 2019 to August 1, 2019 on the preliminary plan concepts for the General Plan revision.

NOP Responses Summary Memo

Click the link below to view a summary of the responses we received during the scoping period, from October 9, 2018 to November 9, 2018.

Notice of Preparation

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report

On October 9, 2018, notice was given that the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) intends to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR), consistent with requirements under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of the EIR is to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with the proposed Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan Revision (Project). State Parks will serve as the lead agency under CEQA.

The purpose of this Notice of Preparation (NOP) was to notify agencies, organizations, and individuals that State Parks plans to prepare the EIR and request input on the scope of the environmental analysis. From public agencies, we invited comments on the scope and context of the environmental information that is relevant to each agency’s statutory responsibilities with regard to the proposed Project. State Parks also requested interested individuals’ or organizations’ views on the scope of the environmental document.

Public Scoping Meetings and Public Comments

Dual-purpose public meetings for EIR scoping and General Plan Revision planning were held in Ridgecrest at the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert on October 23, 2018, and in Lancaster at the University of Antelope Valley on October 24, 2018.

Comments on the scope of the General Plan Revision were accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, November 9, 2018.

Written and oral comments were also accepted at the two scoping meetings.


Background Documents

Click the titles below to download PDF copies of the documents.

1982 Red Rock Canyon General Plan (PDF, 2.51 MB)

1980 Red Rock Maps (PDF, 9.48 MB)

1985 Red Rock Canyon State Park Bureau of Land Management MOU (PDF, 545 KB)