California Department of Transportation

Welcome to the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast Highway Management Plan

 
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Working Groups

Objectives for each working group and a list of participating organizations are listed below.

Storm Damage Response and Repair


Objective: Maximize efficiency and improve coordinated response to restore safe, reliable, continuous two-way travel, in a manner responsible to the environment, community and public, following a storm event.

Participating Organizations:
Big Sur Fire Brigade
Big Sur Land Use Advisory Committee
CA Coastal Commission
CA Dept. of Parks & Recreation, Monterey District
CA Dept. of Transportation, District 5
Coast Property Owner's Association
CSU Monterey Bay Watershed Institute
Federal Highway Administration
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Monterey County Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Monterey County, Office of Emergency Services
Monterey County, Planning & Building Department
South Coast Advisory Committee
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--SF District
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ventura Office
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Geological Survey

Maintenance Practices


Objective: Ensure that maintenance operations are consistent with values to preserve, protect or enhance intrinsic qualities of the corridor.

Participating Organizations:
Big Creek Reserve
CA Coastal Commission
CA Dept. of Parks & Recreation, Monterey District
CA Dept. of Transportation, District 5
Coast Property Owner's Association
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Monterey County, Planning & Building Department
U.S. Forest Service

Scenic and Habitat Conservation


Objective: Develop guidelines and recommendations for aesthetic design elements of highway features consistent with intrinsic visual qualities of the corridor, which preserve, maintain, and restore the natural beauty and rural character of the corridor.

Participating Organizations:
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
Big Creek Reserve (University of California)
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
Big Sur Historical Society
Big Sur Land Trust
Big Sur Land Use Advisory Committee
Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisory Council
CA Dept. of Parks & Recreation
CA Dept. of Transportation, District 5
Carmel Highlands Association
Coast Property Owner's Association
Coast Watch
Federal Highway Administration
Monterey County Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter
Pacific Bell
Pacific Gas & Electric
South Coast Advisory Committee
Transportation Agency of Monterey County
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Representative Sam Farr

Public Access and Recreation


Objective: Develop policies and recommendations to appropriately integrate corridor management with promotion of public access and recreation to ensure appreciation and enjoyment of these resources for generations to come.

Participating Organizations:
Big Sur Land Use Advisory Committee
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
California Coastal Commission
California Department of Parks and Recreation
California Department of Transportation
Monterey Salinas Transit

Funding Needs and Priorities


Objective: Develop an unconstrained, prioritized list of needs to implement the Big Sur CHMP, and identify existing or potential funding sources.

Participating Organizations (Anticipated to participate):
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
California Coastal Commission
California Department of Transportation
Coast Watch
County of Monterey
Federal Highway Administration
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Monterey County Convention and Visitor's Bureau
South Coast Advisory Committee
Transportation Agency of Monterey County
U.S. Forest Service

Plan Implementation


Objective: Develop implementation strategy, recommendation for a long-term organizational structure, process and possible funding sources for the responsibilities associated with long-term corridor management.

Participating Organizations (Anticipated to participate):
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
Big Sur Fire Brigade
Big Sur Land Trust
California Coastal Commission
California Department of Parks and Recreation
California Department of Transportation
County of Monterey
Coast Watch
Federal Highway Administration
Monterey County, Supervisor District 5 (Potter)
U.S. Forest Service

 
Last updated: July 24, 2007