Monterey Peninsula Issues & Actions:
Zipline at Jacks Peak Park
This project would add an aerial zipline course in Jacks Peak Park among the Monterey Pine trees.
LandWatch Position: Requested More Review
Project Status: A Full EIR is Being Written
The project applicant is Ziptrek Ecotours.
The project would add an aerial zipline course in Jacks Peak Park.
Monterey County is the lead agency.
The Park does not have legal restrictions prohibiting this type of activity.
The County has planned to do a Mitigated Negative Declaration, but after public pressure decided to do a full Environmental Impact Report.
The project has lots several backers and it is unclear how the applicant plans to proceed.
Resources At Risk
Impacts to Monterey Pines
With only five native stands of Monterey Pines worldwide, Jacks Peak Park would have too many negative impacts with a zipline and other related infrastructure amongst the trees.
Increased Park Use
The Park is about $4,000 in the under budget each year and the project applicant believes with the zipline, the park will meet its budget. However, with increased park use, there will also be increased traffic, parking issues, and noise.
LandWatch engages in the public process in a variety of ways. For this project, here is a list of our engagement strategies.
Letter: Comment Letter on Mitigated Negative Declaration (86K PDF file)
LandWatch conveyed its concern for the biological impacts that cannot be mitigated with this project and requested a full Environmental Impact Report. (01.10.12)