With the San Diego County “2020” General Plan Update delayed due to EIR preparation, EHL is closely monitoring destructive development projects.

Developers are proposing to subdivide cattle ranches near the eastern San Diego town of Campo into luxury ranchettes, fragmenting an intact landscape. Despite the presence of better alternatives, estate lots are proposed to sprawl over superb habitat for the threatened California gnatcatcher in San Dieguito (south of Carlsbad). In Ramona, the integrity of the grasslands is threatened by a “donut hole” of development.

In these and many more cases, EHL has submitted comments on CEQA documents and will consider litigation, if necessary. Our goal is to realize the promise of the 2020 Update and to help ensure the success of the northern segment of the County’s Multiple Species Conservation Program, which is now in the planning phase.