As part of Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, OCTA has purchased seven open space properties to preserve the land and permanently ensure that valuable animal and plant species can thrive for generations.
The preserves were purchased to offset the impacts of construction on 13 Measure M freeway projects being built throughout Orange County.
Draft resource management plans for the last two of the seven OCTA properties, the Aliso Canyon Preserve in Laguna Beach and Hayashi Preserve in Brea, are now available for public review.
The plans outline how the open-space properties will be managed and monitored to ensure that wildlife and native habitat are protected. They also address fire-prevention measures and managed recreational use of the properties by the public where and when appropriate, while still ensuring that endangered animal and plant species remain unharmed.
You can review the plans and comment online here.
OCTA is conducting three public meetings to allow for review and comment in person.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
600 S. Main St.
Orange, CA 92663-1584
Thursday, Oct. 5
5 to 7 p.m.
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
28373 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(Alicia Parkway and Awma Road)
Wednesday, Oct. 25
5 to 7 p.m.
Brea Civic Center
1 Civic Center Circle
Community Room A, Floor 2
Brea, CA 92821