Burton Creek Plans on hold | SierraSun.com

Burton Creek Plans on hold

" Jules Witek, Sierra Sun

" Sierra Sun staff reports

" Sierra Sun staff reports

Plans for a new campground and a paved access road at Burton Creek State Park are on indefinite hold due to low priority and no funds, according to Ken Anderson, senior environmental scientist with state parks.

Last November the California State Parks and Recreation Commission approved the Burton Creek General Plan, following a two-hour debate over the public’s issues with the proposed plan.

The plan calls for future development of the 2,000-acre park, including a campground and a paved access road.

Although the public opposition has subsided neighbors are still making suggestions for new facilities at the park, including a group that asked about adding dog trails to the plan, Anderson said. A proposed watershed assessment is also planned to address erosion issues, in particular sediment that builds up at Star Harbor condominiums and has to be dredged periodically, said Anderson.

Other than that, there is no immediate push for funding by legislators or within the commission, Anderson said.

“If there is a change in [the members’] positions at the commission next year that could all change,” he said.

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