CA: Plans for Oceano Dunes have environmentalists up in arms

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Although eight projects are currently proposed for Pismo State Beach and the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, only one is stirring up trouble with the Central Coast’s environmental community: a campground and southern access point near Oso Flaco Lake.

“This area chosen by State Parks for this development may be the worst spot they could have chosen—as this area has historically been, and still is, one of the most sensitive and valuable natural habitats in California,” said Doug Tait, the conservation chair of the Morro Coast Audubon Society. “The whole Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes complex is an ecological gem that is critical habitat to hundreds of coastal species and provides protection for at least 63 federal- and state-listed species.”

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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