Key Open Space Stakeholder Organizations A list of important stakeholder organizations for
SCAG to consultant during the open space planning process.
Involvement from additional stakeholder organizations is strongly
Inventory of Natural Resources Databases in SCAG Region An inventory of the publically available open space
data and data sources relevant to conservation and mitigation
planning in the SCAG region. The databases include information
covering the entire SCAG region, individual counties, or portions
Conservation Framework & Assessment Outlines a regional natural resource conservation
approach that accounts for impacts and improvements in a
consistent manner across all habitats and landscapes. This
assessment also includes a multi-species habitat evaluation
method, the Combined Habitat Assessment Protocol (CHAP), at the
regional scale and at a local, pilot scale.
Dept of Conservation: Division of Land Resource Protection
(DLRP) DLRP works to conserve California’s agricultural
resources. They implement the California Farmland Conservancy
Program (CFCP) that encourages permanent farmland conservation
through easements and the Williamson Act Program, voluntary
agreements to restrict development of agricultural lands in
exchange for tax reductions.
Santa Monica Urban Forest Master Plan The master plan
establishes the vision for perpetuating and enhancing
the city’s urban forest. It provides a comprehensive
guide on local ecosystems, appropriate tree
species, maintenance practices, watering
and other considerations.
state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA
Forest Service that provides urban and community forestry
analysis and benefits assessment tools. iTree Tools are in the
public domain and are freely accessible. Learn more about
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report (2005) The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was carried out
between 2001 and 2005 to assess the consequences of ecosystem
change for human well-being and to establish the scientiﬁc basis
for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable
use of ecosystems and their contributions to human well-being.
Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas (1999) A short paper
analyzing ecosystem services in urban areas using Stockholm,
Sweden as a model.
Ecosystem Services: A Guide For Decision-Makers (2008) This guide for the public sector provides
guidelines on how to take ecosystem services into account in
economic and social strategies. It introduces various methods to
link ecosystems and development, including an ecosystem services
framework, trends analyses, ecosystem service mapping, scenario
planning, and a portfolio of policy options targeted at
sustaining ecosystem services. Click here for
Click here for Quick Guide.