Conservation and Open Space Element

The Conservation and Open Space Elements of the General Plan are two of the seven State-mandated elements of the General Plan. State law requires the Conservation Element address topics such as water, floodwater, rivers and soils while the Open Space Element is required to address natural resources, outdoor recreation, and tribal resources.  

The current Open Space and Conservation Element (PDF) and related Initial Study/Negative Declaration were adopted on July 6, 2020.