City and county officials, local residents and others interested in Santa Cruz County’s future growth and preservation met in the Civic Plaza’s Community Room Wednesday night for the first of series of meetings that will help determine goals and priorities for future conservation efforts.
The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, in cooperation with a host of other local agencies, is holding the meetings to hear from community stakeholders as it creates a Conservation Blueprint. The blueprint was described as a science-based, community-supported vision of the county’s conservation priorities for the next 20 years.
“We’re trying to get input and create an idea of what we will see as the future of the county,” said Jim Rider, a local apple grower and member of the Land Trust. “It’s not a legal process; we’re just trying to develop a plan we can all agree on.”
The Land Trust first began work on the blueprint nearly a year ago and officials hope to complete it this year.For the complete article see the 04-22-2010 issue.
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