Planning for the Ecosystem in South County By Andrea Mackenzie
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    Planning for the Ecosystem in South County By Andrea Mackenzie Planning for the Ecosystem in South County By Andrea Mackenzie Presentation Transcript

    • Changemaker Training December 10, 2011
    • Santa Clara County
    • Santa Clara CountyNatural Areas Face Growth Challenges
    • Santa Clara CountyNatural Areas Face Threat of Climate Change
    • Integrated Approach to Planning
    • Parts of the WholeWatersheds Clean Water for People and Wildlife
    • Parts of the WholeWorking Farms Healthy Local Food
    • Parts of the WholeWorking Ranches Resource Management Through Grazing
    • Parts of the WholeCommunity Greenbelts Vibrant Cities and Towns
    • Parts of the WholeWildlife Habitat Unique Ecosystems
    • Parts of the WholeOpen Space, Parks and Trails Healthy People, Healthy Communities
    • Land Protection Tools• Policy, regulation, zoning• Purchase of land• Conservation of easements• Mitigation• Voluntary incentives• Ecosystems Services Payments
    • Santa Clara CountyOpen Space Authority • Responsible for land and resource preservation over 2/3rds of Santa Clara County • Protects and manages 15,000 acres • Jurisdiction includes cities of Milpitas, San Jose, Campbell, Santa Clara, Morgan Hill, and Santa Clara County
    • Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve
    • Coyote Valley
    • Palassou Ridge
    • Silacci – Agricultural Easement
    • Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve
    • Our Legacy
    • www.openspaceauthority.org www.openspaceauthority.orgPhoto Credits:Steven Joseph, A Ess Bee, Liv Ames, Ron Horri Like OSA on Facebook!