Tag: Landscapes & Ecosystems

Action 39

Develop incentives for residential and commercial/small business water conservation and stormwater retrofits, particularly those that use a multi-benefit, watershed approach.

Action 40

Reduce barriers and increase accessibility to alternative water sources (rainwater, greywater, stormwater, and recycled water), including incentives for residential and commercial/small business greywater systems and streamlining permitting pathways.

Action 41

Advocate for a collaborative approach to partnering with the region's various groundwater managers to sustainably manage regional groundwater basins.

Action 43

Create and implement a community-informed Urban Forest Management Plan that incorporates equitable urban forest practices, identifies County funding sources, and prioritizes:
• Tree- and park-poor communities;
• Climate and watershed-appropriate and drought/pest-resistant vegetation;
• Appropriate watering, maintenance, and disposal practices;
• Shading, and;
• Biodiversity.

Action 44

Implement locally tailored, youth-based tree and vegetation planting and maintenance projects in collaboration with community-based organizations to reduce the impacts of heat island in low canopy areas.

Action 45

Strengthen tree protections of native tree species, such as through development of an ordinance, based on findings from the Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP).

Action 47

Support the preservation of agricultural and working lands, including rangelands, by limiting the conversion of these lands to residential or other uses through tools such as the creation of agricultural easements, particularly within high climate-hazard areas and SEAs.

Action 52

Promote walkability through various tools, including zoning that enables a mix of uses, and pedestrian enhancements.

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