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Highlights from A Conservation Blueprint    

This Land Trust publication is a 24-page, full-color report for the general reader.

Download this report (pdf, 2.6MB) or click the links below to read sections of the report online.

You may also request a printed version of this report be sent to you or someone you know by us names and addresses. (Donation suggested.)

What's Inside:

What's next?
The Conservation Blueprint contains 16 goals, 47 strategies to achieve them, and 143 specific recommended actions. We don’t expect everyone to agree with all of them. Our hope is that everyone concerned with the future of Santa Cruz County will act on those recommendations they do agree with.

Successful implementation of the Conservation Blueprint will require the active collaboration of conservation organizations, community groups, cities, resource and recreation agencies, agricultural organizations, the County, landowners and individuals. The Blueprint does not task specific stakeholders with roles and responsibilities for implementing recommended strategies and actions. It emphasizes building on existing efforts and partnerships.

How you can help
If you are a community leader, consider how you can help implement the Blueprint. If you work for a conservation agency or organization, consider using the Blueprint to promote partnerships. If you are a concerned citizen, consider participating in the development of conservation policies and programs.

Consider taking these steps:

  • Read the full Conservation Blueprint online. You’ll find 24 full-color maps and extensive information in its 200 pages.
  • Share this summary or the full Blueprint with others who might be interested by us names and addresses.
  • Support the implementation of the Blueprint by becoming a member of the Land Trust.


More about the Conservation Blueprint