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Estero Trail (Proposed)

Community Scoping Meeting - Open House

Public Scoping Meeting: The County held a scoping meeting to provide an opportunity for agency staff and interested members of the public to submit comments, either written or verbal, on the scope of the environmental issues to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report. 

The scoping meeting was held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Valley Ford School House in Valley Ford, CA. The scoping meeting had an “open house” format and participants were encouraged to provide written comments regarding relevant issues. Mandated by state law, the response period is open for thirty days and written comments will be accepted until December 20, 2017.

Please submit comments to Rich Stabler via email, fax or regular mail:

Email: Rich.Stabler@sonoma-county.org
Fax: (707) 565-1103
Regular Mail: PRMD, Attn: Rich Stabler, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Notice of Preparation of Draft Environmental Impact Report
(PDF: 1.06 MB)

What & Why?

The Estero Trail project proposes to define and dedicate a public access, pedestrian-only, trail easement alignment that would connect Highway 1 to the Estero Americano. This is a partnership between Regional Parks and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District. The proposed project location is on the Bordessa Ranch property located just north of Valley Ford between Hwy 1 and the Estero Americano.

The Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department previously prepared and circulated an initial study and a draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Estero Trail Easement: Designation of Trail Corridors and Associated Staging Areas Project. After reviewing the information disclosed by the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration document, the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and the Board of Supervisors of the County of Sonoma directed staff to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the development of the proposed project. 

What's Next? 

The County held a scoping meeting to provide an opportunity for agency staff and interested members of the public to submit comments on the scope of the environmental issues to be addressed in the EIR. The meeting was held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Valley Ford School House in Valley Ford, CA.

Public meeting dates and other planning information will be shared on this website. To get the latest news, please sign up for “Planning Updates” on the right of this page. For additional information please contact Karen Davis-Brown, Project Manager at (707) 565-1359 or by email at karen.davis-brown@sonoma-county.org.

Proposed Estero Trail Corridor Map
(PDF: 209 kB)

Contact Information

Karen Davis-Brown, Planner II

Planning Division

Regional Parks
County of Sonoma
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7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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Map of Project

Map of proposed trails at Estero Trail

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(PDF: 1.9 MB)

Office Location

Sonoma County Regional Parks
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 120A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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