Regional Conservation Investment Strategy


The Open Space Authority is sponsoring preparation of the Santa Clara County Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (SCCRCIS). Enabled by the passage of a new State law (AB 2087) in 2016, this landscape-scale planning tool is being developed to complement the Valley Habitat Plan by promoting the conservation of species, habitats, and other natural resources throughout Santa Clara County as well as the Upper Pajaro Watershed in San Benito County.

Our Approach

To develop the SCCRIS, the Authority convened a steering committee comprised of conservation and transportation agencies, including the Valley Habitat Agency and Valley Transportation Authority. The committee worked with a consultant team over a 16-month period to prepare the administrative draft SCCRIS, which was submitted on July 14, 2017 to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for completeness review. Once the draft SCCRCIS is deemed complete, it will be posted for public review.

For more information about the State's RCIS Program visit their website.

SCCRCIS Handout
To be notified about the availability of the DRAFT SCCRCIS document and upcoming public comment period, please contact the Open Space Authority at 33 Las Colinas Lane, San Jose, CA 95119, (408) 224-7476, or via email.