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   Conservation Issues of the Ventana Chapter | monterey county

Chapter Members to Submit Ideas for the Future of Jacks Peak Park to Supervisor Dave Potter

November 2012

Earlier this year, Jacks Peak County Park was threatened with a zipline development proposed by Canadian based Ziptrek Ecotours. Chapter leaders, Friends of Jacks Peak Park, residents of Pacific Meadows and others voiced opposition and pressured local public officials to oppose the zipline. After several months of hearings, Supervisor Potter sent a letter to County Parks in opposition to the zipline proposal and pledged to work with organizations to expand protection for this park which contains the largest native, contiguous Monterey Pine Forest in the world.

Chapter leaders will be meeting with Supervisor Potter to discuss the future of this unique ecosystem and would like input from members as to what they would like to see to benefit this park. The Chapter will also be offering two hikes to Jacks Peak Park: On November 28, hike leader Gisela Nobinger (393-4983) will lead a 5-6 mile moderately paced hike in the forest with a 700 ft. elevation gain and on December 30, hike leader Larry Parrish (622-7455) will explore 6-8 miles of secret trails at Jacks Peak with a possible 1200' of elevation gain. Please join us!

Chapter members are encouraged to submit suggestions for Jacks Peak Park to or to Supervisor Potter at

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