Law & Order

Oceano Dunes Off-Road Riding Areas to Be Reduced

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The amount of off-road riding areas at Oceano Dunes will be reduced under a settlement agreement reached between the California State Parks Department and the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District. The agreement is intended to decrease fine particulate matter (PM10) emissions by about 30% by 2023. 

Under the agreement, about 100 acres of riding area would be immediately fenced-off, including some within the popular La Grande Tract. State Parks will seek to achieve additional 5% PM10 reductions each year for the next four years. The program includes reintroduction of native vegetation within fenced-off areas, deployment of wind fences, and installment of grooved concrete to help remove sand from vehicles as they exit the park. 

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