Protect Red Rock Canyon’s Wildlife!
The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) has proposed revising Red Rock Canyon California State Park’s Management Plan. The original plan, adopted in 1982, was intended to cover a much smaller acreage with no formally recognized imperiled wildlife. The updated plan would help manage the Park’s larger area, but without public feedback, existing wildlife protections could be weakened rather than strengthened. Additionally, destructive human activities could be allowed to increase, to the detriment of our native wildlife.
If park management is weakened, these lands and the natural resources they support would be vulnerable to increased off-road vehicle use and livestock grazing impacts, and the Park’s wildlife, including species like the Agassiz’s desert tortoise, the Mohave ground squirrel, the golden eagle, and other birds-of-prey, would suffer.
We have until Friday, November 9th to submit comments to State Parks demanding Red Rock Canyon continues to protect desert wildlife and habitat as originally intended.
Don’t wait – voice your support for wildlife to State Parks now!
*Defenders will submit your name, city, state and comment. All comments become part of the public record.