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Sensitive Vegetation Communities

The County of San Diego RPO [10 October 1991] Defines "Sensitive Habitat Lands" as Follows:
Land which supports unique vegetation communities, or habitats of rare or endangered species or sub-species of animals or plants as defined by Section 15380 of the State of California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA] Guidelines [14 California Administration Code Section 15000 et seq.]. "Sensitive Habitat Lands" include the area which is necessary to support a viable population of any of the above species in perpetuity, or which is critical to proper functioning of a balanced natural ecosystem or which serves as a functioning wildlife corridor.


Sited at the Subject Study Parcel's Northerly Property Line

Tom Edgemon Oak Woodlands Linear Parks Development Southern California Wilderness Management & Restortaions Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction managers California USA
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View Northwesterly from the Resort Project's Central Point Knoll
to the Existing Property Line Sited Linear Oak Woodlands
View Northerly from the Resort Project's Central Point Knoll
to the Existing Property Line Sited Linear Oak Woodlands
California oak woodland is a plant community found throughout the California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion of California in the United States and northwestern Baja California in Mexico. Oak woodland is widespread at lower elevations in: coastal California; interior valleys of the Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges and Peninsular Ranges; and in a ring around the California Central Valley grasslands. The dominant trees are oaks, interspersed with other broadleaf and coniferous trees, with an understory of grasses, herbs, geophytes, and California native plants.
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Representational Exhibit Trail System Bridge Application



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The Resort Proposers recognize the stateliness of this Environmental Asset and are envisioning the creation of an enjoyable, readily  accessible "guest and public invited" linear parkland.
Located in a line westerly to easterly at the project's northerly property boundary, the site is replete with stately, long-term specimen category native oak habitat and streambed vegetation.
Although the predominate Oak Woodland is sited on conjoined non-associated properties to the north, an enhanced "oak drip line" does exist onto the subject Resort Project property.
Every effort shall be undertaken to incorporate established environmental industry "best practices policies".
An integrated Pedestrian Trail System is envisioned to be created the linear length of the Park, surfaced with a decomposed granular aggregate stone, and two [2] vignette picnic areas within the Oak Overstory Canopy.
Additionally, it is envisioned that the picnic tables and picnic area amenities to be of "green industry" recycled materials.


The Linear Park

Although the majority of the Oak woodland is sited on other's property to the north, the project's designers and engineers envision a linear park to be created the length of the Deer Meadows Resort & Spa northerly property boundary, to feature;
A project supportive Oak Woodlands Habitat Enhancement and Management Program [OWHEMP].
A guest-pedestrian friendly trailway surfaced with decomposed granite [DG] and delineated by the installation of a redwood-style headerstock.
Envisioned at three locations would be respite style, guest-friendly picnic vignettes.

These guest "serenity" retreats would be "DG" surfaced to approximately 224  sq. ft. and include a picnic bench, a "Fire Marshall Approved" barbeque station, and a refuse receptacle. One of the "retreats" would be provided an ADA compliant picnic/seating table.
Every effort will be undertaken to utilize environmentally "best practices possible", and possibly the project's proposers may incorporate "recycled/reconstituted" picnic/vignette landscape furnishings and elements.
The proposers of Deer Meadows Resort & Spa are committed to the Oak Woodland enhancement and preservation, to the controlling extent of their northerly property line. The proposers are hopeful the property owning neighbors to the north may find favor in this environmental opportunity, and in their development plans expand upon this vision to create a "people-welcome and guest friendly, " Linear Oak Woodland Park System". 


Oak Woodlands Habitat Enhancement and Management Program [OWHEMP]

Members of the TBNC Environmental Consultancy  provide long term, experienced, horticultural expertise.

An environmental and biological study has been conducted addressing the existing condition of the Oak Woodland micro-environment, and recommendations will be made as to "enhancement" and preservation of  this stately environmental asset. 


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Exhibit of Groomed and Nurtured Oak Tree on the Property to the East



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