Preserve our oaks

Post date: Jun 15, 2015 6:05:26 AM

Please see the email below from the Green Valley Alliance. Shingle Springs will also be negatively impacted if 100% of oak canopies are allowed to be removed for development. Take a moment to contact the Board of Supervisors and tell them to create policies that require development to maintain oaks onsite for the protection of our quality of life.

From: Green Valley Alliance []

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:02 AM

To: Green Valley Alliance

Subject: Preserve our oaks

Corridor friends and concerned residents:

On Monday, June 22nd, the EDC Board of Supervisors will be hearing County staff's recommendations on their drafted policies for oak woodland preservation. Green Valley corridor has a lot to gain from good policies, and a lot to lose from bad ones.

As proposed by staff, the new policies will remove oak canopy 'retention' requirements, allowing 100% tree removal if fees are paid for off-site conservation. The Dixon Ranch development as proposed cannot meet the current oak canopy retention requirements, but the requirement just goes away under the new policies.

Write to your Supervisors - the message is simple - tell them to protect our resources, and do NOT allow the oak canopy retention requirements to be removed.

Ellen Van Dyke for GVA

Template & contact info here:


Subject: Public Comment on draft Biological Policy, BOS meeting 6/22/15, file no. 12-1203

Dear Supervisors:

Please do not eliminate the oak canopy retention standards from the draft biological policies. We value the oak woodland in our area and do not want it to be replaced elsewhere! Allowing 100% tree removal is not acceptable.

Thank you for your consideration.

[your name here]


send to :

Board of Supervisors -;;;;;


Planner Shawna Purvines -

More info available via these County sites:

Staff reports, memos and public comment-

Policy status and background-