[Fosc] Oakland Geology Blog on Shepherd Canyon

Reenie Raschke via Fosc fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org
Mon Mar 7 16:49:10 PST 2016


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On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 4:30 PM, Nelson Max via Fosc <
fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org> wrote:

> If you look at the trailside sign boards on the Railroad Trail that goes
> from Montclair Village partway up Shepherd Canyon, you can see descriptions
> of the old plans to run a freeway from Oakland to Moraga through Shepherd
> Canyon. The public land left in the canyon is from the freeway right of way.
>
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 3:43 PM, Barbara Goldenberg via Fosc <
> fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org> wrote:
>
>> Only a little bit.  When we moved here in Fall 1983, there was no soccer
>> field, but a play field  about half the size of the now soccer fields.  We
>> were told that what had been the canyon had been filled in with the "dead"
>> Eucalyptus stems that had been removed following the hard freeze that had
>> "killed" thousands of Eucs in the hills (in 1972 or "73?)  and then filled
>> in with other detritus.  I say "dead" and "killed" in quotes, because they
>> weren't killed and resprouted extra stems, hence the plethora of skinny
>>  Eucalyptus in many places.
>>
>> I just found an old copy of the City of Oakland's "Shepherd Canyon
>> Corridor Plan" dated October 1975, obtained several years ago from the
>> Oakland City Planning Department.  It's quite curious, as it shows lot
>> lines for a subdivision where the park is now; calls Shepherd Canyon Road
>> "Park Blvd".  It cites (and sites) the 12 different geologic formations in
>> Shepherd Canyon.
>>
>> It states " 34.7 acres have been dedicated for Park use but the property
>> has yet to be developed.  In fact the land has been used in the interim as
>> a debris disposal site, and the creek was systematically culverted to
>> accommodate the fill.  Ironically the last segment of Shepherd Canyon Creed
>> [sic] within the park was culverted with a 66" pipe just as the corridor
>> study was begun."
>>
>> Under the proposed plants, there are details about trails, creek
>> rerouting, and developing play fields suitable for softball and soccer.
>>
>>   I'd be happy to share this copy if someone wants to borrow to copy,
>> scan or circulate some other way,
>>
>> Barbara Goldenberg
>> (h/p 339-1373)
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 10:27:02 -0800
>> To: fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org
>> Subject: [Fosc] Oakland Geology Blog on Shepherd Canyon
>> From: fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org
>>
>> Hi FOSCers,
>>
>> Andrew Alden, author of the "Oakland Geology" blog, led a tour up through
>> Shepherd Canyon in June:
>>
>>
>> https://oaklandgeology.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/shepherd-canyon-type-localities-of-oakland-rocks/
>>
>> At the end of the blog, he asks if anyone knows the history of the area
>> near the soccer field (he suspects it's fill).   One person mentioned that
>> it was a former dump site.  There are FOSCers who know a lot about the
>> history of the canyon - I think Mr. Alden would appreciate hearing about it.
>>
>>                  Best,
>>
>>                          Beth
>>
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