Off-Roading through Arroyo Grande Creek is threatening the habitat of three endangered species, the red legged frog, tidewader goby, and steelhead trout.
The Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) of California State Parks and Recreation's two million vehicles a year traverse the creek to get to the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. Environmental groups object. Regulatory agencies fail.
Bob Baiocchi, Executive Director and Water Rights and Fisheries Consultant for the California Salmon and Steelhead Association questions the legality of the stream crossings.
PRC Section 1600 of Fish and Game codes require a streambed alteration agreement for activities that obstruct and result in deposits into the stream. The OHV does not have such an agreement.
This Video shows vehicles in the creek, plus the bashing of creek banks.