SCAG is developing a strategy for addressing regional open space
conservation as described in the 2012 RTP/SCS. As part of the
strategic planning process, SCAG will engage partner agencies,
such as County Transportation Commissions (CTCs), local
jurisdictions, and other stakeholders to determine the critical
elements needed for crafting a successful regional open space
SCAG’s goal is to create a comprehensive open space database for
the SCAG region by developing and identifying existing resources
on wildlife and open space that stakeholders could voluntarily
use to supplement their own planning activities, as needed. In
addition, this process will help us explore interest in, and
encourage the development of, creating an implementable regional
open space conservation program, such as the Regional Advance
Mitigation Plan (RAMP) or the Green
SCAG is currently preparing an inventory of open space
conservation planning efforts in the region for use in our open
space conservation planning work. Once we have a preliminary
inventory drafted, we will make it available via MapCollaborator
for stakeholder review. Please check back to see our progress.
SCAG is in the process of creating an inventory of all existing
open space conservation plans and programs in the SCAG region.
SCAG would like to invite member agencies to review and update
the data using MapCollaborator, once the application is on-line.
MapCollaborator is a simple online mapping system that will allow
users to view and edit data, as well as upload GIS files to the
MapCollaborator will let users make recommendations or changes to
the open space conservation plan inventory in the following ways:
- Choose a location – Choose county, city, or just zoom to a
spot on the web map.
- Select lands to review – Choose an agency type and a specific
agency land owner, see list and map of those lands.
- Add a note – Pin a note on the map with comments on a
- Draw a new holding – Use a simple drawing tool to draw a new
or revised park/open space holding.
- Edit a holding – Click an existing park and reshape its
geometry or revise its attributes.
- Upload GIS files – Upload your own GIS file (shape file or
KML) to review or submit.
Meetings and Working Groups
As our program progresses, we will develop working groups to
provide structured feedback on our strategic planning process and
open space conservation plan.