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File #: 19-1506    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/3/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the following agencies for coordination efforts on the Rubicon Trail: 1) Placer County; 2) Tahoe National Forest; 3) Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit; 4) Eldorado National Forest; and 5) California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Division. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route, 2. B - MOU, 3. C - Rubicon Economic Study Report, 4. D - Previous MOU, 5. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 11-18-19, 6. Executed Memorandum of Understanding EDC and California Dept of Parks and Rec. OHV Division State
Related files: 20-0393, 21-0279
Title
Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the following agencies for coordination efforts on the Rubicon Trail:
1) Placer County;
2) Tahoe National Forest;
3) Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit;
4) Eldorado National Forest; and
5) California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Division.

FUNDING: N/A
Body
DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Rubicon Trail runs through El Dorado County (14.6 miles) and Placer County (7.5 miles) and across three national forest jurisdictions: Tahoe National, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Eldorado National Forest. The trail is an important regional asset in El Dorado County, as shown in the attached economic impact study. The trail runs from Loon Lake/Wentworth Springs to the Tahoma staging area. The whole trail is important for historic purposes, recreation, and the tourists that travel from all over the world to experience it.

The purpose of the MOU is to document the cooperation between the parties to manage, maintain and enhance the Rubicon Trail to foster: a seamless user experience; the trails long-term sustainability and availability to the public; user safety and education; the protection of the natural, cultural and historic resources along and surrounding the trail; and the enforcement of regulations along the entire length of the trail.

El Dorado County has been successful with the maintenance and management of the Rubicon Trail within El Dorado County. There are unique fixes and techniques that have been developed for the trail over the years. However, it takes all agencies working together to protect this resource. This agreement provides the foundation for all agencies to work together to keep the Rubicon Trail open in El Dorado County and Placer County.

This is a revised agreement. El Dorado County entered into a five year agreement in 2012 with the Eldorado National Forest and State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Division. This agr...

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