Hungry Valley SVRA Guiding Statements Survey
As part of the General Plan Update process for Hungry Valley SVRA, Guiding Statements were developed by California State Parks. These initial Guiding Statements were developed based on the major themes generated from various community outreach events, and the opportunities and constraints identified by California State Parks staff. The Guiding Statements will serve as key guidance for the General Plan Update.

At this stage in the process, we would like to gather your input on these Draft Guiding Statements. For each statement listed below, please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the statement through the drop-down menu, and you can provide any additional feedback you have in the comment section. Points of discussion could include how the Guiding Statement could be improved or changed, if you feel it is relevant or not to your experiences at Hungry Valley SVRA, how you think the Guiding Statement should be implemented, and anything further.

Guiding Statement 1
Provide a diverse range of motorized and non-motorized recreation
First and foremost, Hungry Valley SVRA is an area designated for OHV recreation. This will remain at the forefront of decisions made for the General Plan Update. However, to be a more inclusive recreation area, alternative forms of recreation should be included, and accommodations for these other types of recreation will be considered.
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Guiding Statement 2
Balance OHV recreation with resource protection, in accordance with OHMVR Division goals
Although Hungry Valley SVRA provides for a unique riding and recreational experience, it also provides unique habitat for wildlife, and the opportunity for visitors to escape the urban environment. Special consideration should be given to natural and physical resources so that Hungry Valley SVRA can be sustained for the long term. Additionally, cultural and historical resources will be protected to preserve the history of Hungry Valley SVRA and to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
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Guiding Statement 3
Make the 2015 Acquisition Area available for active and/or passive recreation while protecting sensitive resources
The 2015 Acquisition Area - located to the northeast of Hungry Valley SVRA - provides a unique opportunity to develop on a “blank slate.” Several opportunities exist for developing the area. The final decision of how to use the area will balance the best visitor experience, while protecting the natural, physical, and cultural resources.
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Guiding Statement 4
Improve facilities in Hungry Valley SVRA while preserving the natural character of the area
Hungry Valley SVRA allows visitors to escape the urban environment and retreat into a relatively undeveloped, natural area. Although the overall rugged character of the area should be preserved, development or enhancement of certain facilities could improve the overall visitor experience.
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Guiding Statement 5
Ensure that special events can continue to be accommodated at Hungry Valley SVRA
Special events are an important part of the OHV experience. As the popularity of special events grows, so does the visitor and participant attendance during those events. With its existing size and configuration, some events exceed the carrying capacity of the Quail Canyon Special Event Area. Opportunities to increase the carrying capacity of the special event area should be investigated to ensure that Hungry Valley SVRA can continue to support high quality special events. The special event permitting process will also be evaluated.
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Guiding Statement 6
Incorporate emerging technology into the character of recreation at Hungry Valley SVRA
Technology is continually evolving. New technology, such as new vehicle types like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have emerged, along with changes to existing technology, such as electric vehicles. Because the General Plan Update will span multiple decades, methods to incorporate this evolving technology should be explored to ensure that desirable technologies are supported and conflict between recreational types is avoided.
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Guiding Statement 7
Bring new sustainable design, standards, and accessible features into the construction of facilities
If and when new facilities are constructed at Hungry Valley SVRA, incorporate technology and sustainable building practices, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
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Guiding Statement 8
Incorporate the new District Headquarters into the SVRA framework
The California State Parks OHMVR Division has recently redrawn district boundaries. Under these new boundaries, Hungry Valley SVRA will be a part of a new district and will serve as the location for the district headquarters. New offices, employee support facilities, and public-serving facilities will be constructed at Hungry Valley SVRA for the entire district. These can be incorporated into the overall character of the area and used to enhance the SVRA, where possible.
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Guiding Statement 9
Facilitate emergency and ranger response in Hungry Valley SVRA
It is important to provide efficient ranger and emergency response to all areas in Hungry Valley SVRA. To accomplish this, additional coordination with other emergency response organizations or the addition of facilities in Hungry Valley SVRA may be required.
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Guiding Statement 10
Pursue partnerships with other agencies and organizations
Many agencies and organizations use Hungry Valley SVRA, and/or are located in the near vicinity. Relationships with these entities for mutual benefit would further improve the visitor experience at Hungry Valley SVRA.
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Primary Interpretive Statement 1
Incorporate OHV use and development into interpretive programs
Incorporate education on responsible riding techniques, proper equipment usage and vehicle maintenance into interpretive programs. Training courses for adults and children would help to teach the principles of responsible OHV recreation. Additionally, course content on general OHV etiquette, such as how to behave in campgrounds, would improve the experience in Hungry Valley SVRA. The Tread Lightly!® Principles should be incorporated as well.
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Primary Interpretive Statement 2
Include the natural and physical environment in interpretive programs
Attention should be drawn to the unique topographic and geologic features that Hungry Valley SVRA provides to visitors. Information on the geological evolution of the area in relation to nearby fault zones should be provided. Additionally, the importance of the local flora and fauna should be emphasized. Impacts from human activities on the land, both historical and current, should be explained.
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Primary Interpretive Statement 3
Incorporate culture and history into interpretive programs
More effort should be given to incorporating Native American culture, heritage, and history into the interpretive programs at Hungry Valley SVRA. In addition, the history of Hispanic explorers and early American settlers should be included, as well as how these groups shaped the area. History of OHV riding and its evolution should be incorporated into interpretive programs as well.
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Primary Interpretive Statement 4
Pursue emerging technology for interpretive programs
Similar to its use for recreation, technology can be used to enhance interpretive and educational programs. Geocaching, self-guided tours, scavenger hunts, and similar activities that use smart phones or other new technology should be provided.
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Please let us know if there are any other issue areas that should be addressed by the Guiding Statements but were not here.
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