RCIS Online Workshop

Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) Online Public Workshop

The workshop provides an opportunity to learn about the Santa Cruz County Regional Conservation Investment Strategy  (SCCRCIS) planning effort and provide input.

This workshop will provide you with links to project resources and requests your input on the draft environmental setting, conservation elements, and priorities for conservation strategies.

Scroll below and click on the Station pictures for information on the environmental setting and conservation elements of the SCCRCIS and to take a survey at Station 3 on conservation goals, objectives, and priorities. Comments can be submitted using the form at the bottom of this webpage or emailed to rcis_santacruzcounty@sccrtc.org.

Attend a (live) virtual public meeting via Zoom on January 21, 2021 at 6pm to review this information in a webinar format and interact directly with the project team.

For project background and schedule information, visit the project website at www.sccrtc.org/rcis.

Review a Station

Station 1: Environmental Setting

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The draft Environmental Setting Report includes an inventory of natural resources (i.e. ecoregions, climate, disturbance, watersheds and habitats, and aquatic and terrestrial systems). It also discusses conservation plans, protected lands, mitigation banks, and existing and planned development in Santa Cruz County.   

Station 2: Conservation Elements

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Conservation Elements are biological communities, species, and other aspects of the landscape analyzed in a RCIS. Both natural communities and focal species are conservation elements in the SCCRCIS.

Station 3: Goals, Objectives, & Actions


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Conservation Goals, Objectives, and Actions. The next step in the SCCRCIS is to develop a conservation strategy that includes goals, objectives, and actions for each conservation element to address their pressures and stressors, incorporate information from prior conservation plans, and achieve the broader goals of the SCCRCIS.

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Santa Cruz Office

1523 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
phone – (831) 460-3200
fax – (831) 460-6178
email – rcis_santacruzcounty@sccrtc.org