Cross-jurisdictional landscape initiatives in California's Central Coast Region

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A environmental summary created by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.


California Coastal Trail (CCT) 
A statewide, continuous, interconnected public trail system that is being developed by the Coastal Conservancy. The CCT will span over 1,200 miles from Oregon to Mexico. It was designated as a federal Millennium Legacy Trail in 1999. It is used for recreation and alternative transportation and is increasingly seen as an economic asset to local communities as a tourist attraction and local amenity. The CCT is designed to accommodate biking, hiking, and equestrian use. Currently, 60% of the CCT is complete. The CCT is conceptually similar to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) 
A proposed 30-mile, 12-ft wide regional network of paved recreational trails and greenways, connecting communities to open space.

Natural areas and ecological networks

California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project 
This is a collaboration between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) that sets out to identify large remaining blocks of intact habitat or natural landscape and model linkages between them that need to be maintained, particularly as corridors for wildlife.
Range of the Condor National Heritage Area 
A proposed National Heritage Area in Central California defined by the flight range of the California Condor. National Heritage Areas are designed to call attention to regions of special cultural, historic and scenic value. This initiative is proposed by the Conservancy for the Range of the Condor.



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