A Conservation Vision
We invite you to join in creating a shared Conservation Vision for Santa Clara County for the next 30 years. In order to build the future that we want, first we must envision it. In the coming year, you will have many opportunities to participate and offer your ideas.
We want to hear from you and will hold public workshops and conduct surveys throughout the county. In the meantime, please send your questions and ideas to email@example.com.
Goals of the Conservation Vision
The Conservation Vision will identify the most critical areas for land conservation to protect natural species, conserve water resources, sustain agricultural lands, and ensure livable communities. It will identify strategies to enhance our region’s open space, greenbelts, habitats and agricultural lands.The vision will highlight the importance of land and resource conservation for economic stability, climate adaptation, and community health. It will also address the economic value of the county’s protected lands and the natural services they provide to our community.
The Conservation Vision will encompass the southern two-thirds of Santa Clara County. The vision will be long-range—approximately 30-years—in order to inspire positive change and many future accomplishments to be celebrated during OSA’s 50th anniversary in the year 2043. The Conservation Vision will also serve as a valuable reference tool for city, county, and regional plan updates.
The Conservation Vision will serve as the foundation for a future 3-5 year Strategic Implementation Plan for the OSA. The plan will address the highest priority projects and land protection strategies identified in the Conservation Vision and guide development of annual work programs and budgets.
Through outreach and engagement with the public and stakeholders, the Conservation Vision will identify specific opportunities for partnerships and strategic collaboration for land protection and stewardship.
The final Conservation Vision will be completed no later than October 15, 2013.