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Anza-Borrego Desert SP General Plan and Cultural Preserves

Anza Borrego Desert SPApproved by the State Parks Commission on February 11, 2005, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park General Plan was put into its final form and is located below (by document sections).

As is the case with the following document, general plans create a framework which guides day-to-day decision-making within the Park.  Further, general plans provide a basis for developing focused management plans, specific project plans, and other proposals which implement the general plan’s goals. However, General Plans stop short of defining specific measures and/or timeframes for fulfilling these goals.

All documents are in Adobe Acrobat format.

Seven New Cultural Preserves Receive Unanimous Approval

The California State Park and Recreation Commission unanimously approved the sub-classification of the seven cultural preserves in Anza Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) for their outstanding historic and cultural interest on December 10, 2010 in San Diego, California, at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The sub-classifications were recommended in the 2005 ABDSP General Plan.

See the approved Cultural Preserve Management Plan, below.
Anza Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) Cultural Preserve Management Plan - November 2012

California State Park and Recreation Commission Resolutions for the ABDSP seven Cultural Preserves adopted on December 10, 2010: Resolutions 24 to 30-2010

Maps of the seven cultural preserves are listed below.

Anza-Borrego sun pictograph

                                 Sun motif pictograph at Little Blair Valley 

To view the seven cultural preserve maps, click on the links below:
Angelina Spring Cultural Preserve
Coyote Canyon Cultural Preserve
Culp Valley Cultural Preserve
Hawi-Vallecito Cultural Preserve
Little Blair Valley Cultural Preserve
Piedras Grandes Cultural Preserve
Southern Overland Trail Cultural Preserve

California State Park and Recreation Commission Meeting Schedule

2010 Public Meetings for ABDSP:

Riverside, CA
Saturday, March 20 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Magnolia Room, Riverside Convention Center (free parking)
3443 Orange Street
Riverside, CA 92501-2821

Borrego Springs, CA
Thursday, April 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Borrego Springs Resort
1112 Tilting T Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

San Diego, CA
Tuesday, April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Mission Trails Regional Park
Visitor and Interpretive Center
One Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119-1008

San Diego, CA
Friday, December 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. to noon
Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs Street
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
San Diego, CA  92110-2810

Public Comments from Meetings and Written Responses  (PDF) - Click HERE

For more information please contact:
Scott Green
Associate State Archaeologist
Planning Division, California State Parks
(916) 651-2759

Joan S. Schneider, Ph.D.
Associate State Archaeologist
Colorado Desert District, California State Parks
(760) 767-4403

March 2010


State Wilderness Definition - Public Resources Code 5019.68
Cultural Preserves - Public Resources Code 5019.74
Natural Preserves - Public Resources Code 5019.71

Notice of Determination
NOD Anza Borrego General Plan - Notice Expires 3/16/05

FINAL General Plan & EIR - Commission Approved Feb. 11, 2005

Cover  &  Resolutions
Location Map  &  Table of Contents
Executive Summary  &  Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. Existing Conditions
  3. The Plan
  4. Environmental Analysis
  5. Tables
  6. Figures (list)    
    6.1    Facilities
    6.2    Adjacent Land Ownership
    6.3    Topography
    6.4    Paleontological Sensitivity
    6.5    Generalized Habitat
    6.6    Management Zones
    6.7    Alternative 1
    6.8    Alternative 2
    6.9    Alternative 3
    6.10  Sentenac Canyon, Tamarisk Grove, Blair Valley
    6.11  Coyote Canyon
    6.12  Culp Valley, Borrego Palm Canyon, Mountain Palm Springs
    6.13  Vallecito Valley
  7. Bibliography
  8. Appendicies
  9. Acronyms, Index, & Credits 

    Comments and Responses
    00-Comment Letter Key.pdf
    01-08 ABDSP Comment Letters.pdf
    09-14 ABDSP Comment letters.pdf
    15 ABDSP Comment Letter.pdf
    16 -20 ABDSP Comment Letters.pdf
    21-34 ABDSP Comment Letters.pdf
    35-57 & 59 ABDSP Comment Letters.pdf
    58 ABDSP Comment Letter.pdf