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Laura Dabe <br />Subject: FW: Canyon Springs DEIR <br />From: Reenie McMains [ rmcmains @truckeecharterschool.org] <br />Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 9:25 AM <br />To: Denyelle Nishimori <br />Subject: Canyon Springs DEIR <br />To : Deynelle Nishimori, Senior Planner <br />10183 Truckee Airport Rd <br />Truckee, CA 96161 <br />Re: Comments for Canyon Springs DEIR <br />Dear Deynelle, <br />As a Glenshire resident and an educator in our community, I would like to share several of my concerns regarding the <br />adequacy of the DEIR for the proposed Canyon Springs housing development, specifically the implications for land use <br />and wildlife habitat. <br />I moved my family to Truckee from Nebraska in the summer of 2011. Two of the primary reasons we purchased a home <br />in Glenshire were the tenets of the General Plan allowing for open space and the consideration of preserving habitat and <br />wildlife corridors for the local animals. Our family believes in the inherent necessity of free, wild, and open spaces for <br />quality of life — both ours and the animals' whose land we share. We moved here specifically to benefit from a town and <br />a community that appeared to promote the value of nature through intentional planning. <br />The proposed Canyon Springs development is in direct conflict with two land use goals outlined Land in the General <br />Plan: COS 9 and CC -1 P1.3. The project constitutes urban sprawl — not clustering housing in accordance with the Land <br />Use designation for rural areas effectively reduces the amount of desirable open space. The DEIR does not allow for a <br />trail system linking open spaces within Glenshire or connecting them to the larger town of Truckee's trail system. In <br />addition, the DEIR disregards any consideration of an established deer migration corridor through the proposed <br />development area. The development would destroy and reduce habitat for a variety of local animals through <br />fragmentation. The intent of General Plan COS -4 P4.2 is to protect our wildlife habitat from this type of destructive and <br />intrusive activity. <br />I find this disregard of a greater community vision in favor of a sprawling, habitat - destroying housing development <br />alarming and I thank you for the opportunity to express my views regarding adequacy of the DEIR for Canyon Springs. <br />Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my comments and concerns. <br />Quite sincerely, <br />Reenie McMains <br />15879 Wellington Way, Truckee, CA 96161 <br />reeniemcmains @Rmail.com <mailto:reeniemcmains Rmail.com> <br />402.936.0684<te I :402.936.0684> <br />1 <br />