Planning for the Ecosystem in South County By Andrea Mackenzie

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Planning for the Ecosystem in South County By Andrea Mackenzie

  1. 1. Changemaker Training December 10, 2011
  2. 2. Santa Clara County
  3. 3. Santa Clara CountyNatural Areas Face Growth Challenges
  4. 4. Santa Clara CountyNatural Areas Face Threat of Climate Change
  5. 5. Integrated Approach to Planning
  6. 6. Parts of the WholeWatersheds Clean Water for People and Wildlife
  7. 7. Parts of the WholeWorking Farms Healthy Local Food
  8. 8. Parts of the WholeWorking Ranches Resource Management Through Grazing
  9. 9. Parts of the WholeCommunity Greenbelts Vibrant Cities and Towns
  10. 10. Parts of the WholeWildlife Habitat Unique Ecosystems
  11. 11. Parts of the WholeOpen Space, Parks and Trails Healthy People, Healthy Communities
  12. 12. Land Protection Tools• Policy, regulation, zoning• Purchase of land• Conservation of easements• Mitigation• Voluntary incentives• Ecosystems Services Payments
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve
  15. 15. Coyote Valley
  16. 16. Palassou Ridge
  17. 17. Silacci – Agricultural Easement
  18. 18. Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve
  19. 19. Our Legacy
  20. 20. www.openspaceauthority.org www.openspaceauthority.orgPhoto Credits:Steven Joseph, A Ess Bee, Liv Ames, Ron Horri Like OSA on Facebook!

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