I have continually requested that in these types of communications when we list balancing the interests of … or listing our priorities, that we put the environment first, not last, as without the environment, the residents, the businesses, the tourists would not be here, and yet, it continues to be listed last. (See *bolded portion below in 3d ¶) Get our priorities straight, and eventually, people will listen. That is my first suggestion.
Despite this misapplication of priorities, I applaud the efforts of BGT, CABS, CHP, MoCo, USFS, State Parks, and all of us who are involved enough to make a difference. Please, let your voice be heard.
|Beyond Green Travel Announces that a Community Big Sur Destination Stewardship Plan Comment Portal is Open |
In order to capture as much stakeholder input as possible, BGT has created an online website to capture written comments and suggestions pertaining to the creation of a sustainable tourism plan for Big Sur. Please visit www.bigsurdsp.com.
Your suggestions, observations and recommendations are welcome and integral to developing a plan that *balances the interests of the visiting public with businesses, residents, commuting workers and the environment. Please take this opportunity to express constructive, solution based comments HERE: www.bigsurdsp.com
In the coming weeks, the local DSP steering committee will be announced. Additionally, surveys are being developed to solicit specific feedback from diverse stakeholders. We will provide updates on both the steering committee and the survey process in the next 30 days.
On behalf of BGT,
Download a copy of the above notice HERE. (PDF, 1 Page, 132 KB)
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“when … balancing the interests of … or listing our priorities, that we put the environment first, not last, as without the environment, the residents, the businesses, the tourists would not be here”. Kate – very well stated!!
Thanks for sharing the Big Sur DSP website link. We look forward to comments and suggestions. The sentence from CAB’s announcement on balancing the interests of the public with business, residents, community workers and the environment is not intended to be in an order of priority. They are each integral to the larger plan. On the DSP website the importance of protecting Big Sur’s cultural and natural heritage is front and center and is, indeed, at the heart of a successful DSP. Thanks again for helping us get the word out!
Sally Christ, Beyond Green Travel
The universe would like to remind everyone that “consent is an active process and can be removed at any point.”
Destination, destination, destination, that’s all I hear. IT’S NOT A DESTINATION!!! Have we all forgotten that the 70 mile Big Sur Coast is primary a scenic hwy? Destinations require development, and Big Sur’s Land Use Plan prioritizes scenic travel and limits all development (public & private). The plan was designed to preserve Big Sur’s wilderness environment and to maximize public access to our scenic hwy … a national treasure of unspoiled beauty. Lets please try to keep it this way! I’m thinking that Beyond Green Travel should be looking into developing a “Scenic Travel Stewardship Plan” instead.