U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Fort Ord Dedication
A new trailhead at the Bureau of Land Management’s newest national monument was officially opened for business Friday.
Del Rey Oaks mayor Tom Edelen (chairperson of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority Board), Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter, Congressman Sam Farr and BLM California State Director Jim Kenna joined Toro Park Elementary School third graders and others to dedicate the Badger Hills Trailhead at Fort Ord National Monument.
Speakers explained how the project is the culmination of about ten years of planning and
coordination related to access to BLM lands along the Highway 68 corridor. The goal of the project was to relocate a former access point and make necessary highway improvements for public safety and convenience.
The trailhead project included highway widening and center turn lane development, relocation of utilities underground (Hwy 68 is a scenic highway), driveway construction, development of 22 paved passenger vehicle parking stalls and a separate equestrian parking area, installation of two toilets, and two information kiosks.
Following the dedication, Kenna saw sheep grazing for rangeland improvement and learned about the sheep from Toro Park Elementary School first graders.
- David Christy, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Central California (March 2013)