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Resource Management Policies

last updated: 1/18/2012

The Resource Management Policies (RMPs) are a guiding document used to manage and protect plants, animals, water, soil, terrain, geologic formations, historic resources, scenic features, and cultural resources on District owned and/or managed lands. The RMPs are used to help guide the overall planning, budgeting, and decision making processes for individual preserves and for District-wide programs.


History of the RMPs

The District’s Resource Management Polices were first adopted by the Board of Directors in October of 1994. In 2003 the District initiated a Resource Management Five-Year Strategic Plan to identify and implement high priority resource management goals to ensure the long-term protection of natural and cultural resources on District preserves. With over 60,000 acres of land under protection, prioritizing the expenditure of funds and staff time on resource management activities required consideration of many competing issues.

A Resource Management Policies Prioritization Workshop was held by the District's Board of Directors in October 2004. Following this workshop, staff reviewed and updated the RMPs. On April 27, 2011, the Board of Directors tentatively adopted the revised RMPs and initiated the environmental review and public comment process. On January 11, 2012, the Board of Directors approved the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for the project and adopted the revised RMPs.


  Additional Information

Resource Management Policies
(January 2012)


Current Projects

Resource Management Projects

Sudden Oak Death Research

Conservation Grazing

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