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End of the dog and pony show on the Rancho Corral de Tierra?

This scene may be a thing of the past if the GGNRA has its way.
This scene may be a thing of the past if the GGNRA has its way.
Larry De Young


  • Dan 5 years ago

    It is ironic that the increased use is justification for a ban on dogs. During a recent MMCA meeting, GGNRA said they expected an initial uptic as the new lands were advertised but then a normalization close to current usage levels over time. This seems in stark contrast to there are going to be too many users to let dog walkers use it also.

  • Jan Scott 5 years ago

    This is a great article and pretty much matches my exeriences at Fort Funston and Ocean Beach. People pretty much self-regulate. I've been jogging on those 2 beaches for 30 years, and there were fewer confrontations when the GGNRA did not patrol and people could let their dogs run free.

  • Montara Dog Owner 5 years ago

    I would like to know what will be the fine for breaking the no dog rule and taking your dog on this land anyway - since i have NO intention of following it.

  • DogDad 5 years ago

    I'm seeing this blow up in the faces of ggnra staff. Personally, I can live with a well presented , fact based justification of modified darg rules. Something akin to , OK, there will be X amount of acreage within the lowland-urban fringe area of RCdT for continued off leash access within the RCdT property. Subject to review after , say, 5 yrs, and let's work together to ensure this system is sustainable.

    And/or, Dawgs allowed on leash everywhere that horse's are allowed.

    I know change is inevitable, but, gradual uptick in regulations might stave off the lawsuits I see on the horizon.

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    Larry De Young 5 years ago

    GGNRA makes not distinction between preserve and reclaim. The dog walking area in Montara has been used for that purpose for decades. The fact is that just 100 yards from the edge of where the dogs are exercised is a habitat that is home to deer, coyotes, bobcat, rabbits, quail and mountain lions, wild daffodils etc. etc. Thus whatever ecological damage has occurred to the area is very limited. To suddenly close off the dog walking area in the name of preservation makes about as much ecological sense as telling all residents to bulldoze their homes and allow nature to reclaim the area. The fact is that Montara in general and the dog walking area in particular is surrounded by a thriving ecosystem. An ecosystem that the residents cherish as much as they cherish walking their dogs.

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Save our land -- Don’t let GGNRA cut off access and ban long-established areas for dog exercise.

  • Use a leash 5 years ago

    I live in Montara and walk in Rancho Coral de Tierra. I have been accosted by off-leash dogs. I have seen off-leash dogs chasing deer and other wildlife. I do not think dogs should be allowed off-leash here. The north end of Montara is not a good place for off-leash dogs- children play there also. The so-called self regulation is not monitored or measured so there are no records of how many incidents have occurred.

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