Resource Management

Resource management is the stewardship of the plants, animals, water, soil, terrain, geologic formations, and historic, scenic, and cultural features found on District lands. The District calls its lands "preserves" rather than "parks", emphasizing its goal of resource preservation.

The District faces many issues and choices in managing its land and resources:

  • The 26 preserves present a constantly changing mosaic of complex ecosystems with a wide variety of qualities and purposes.
  • Land stewards must be able to distinguish and decide among competing priorities. There may be conflict about proper values or actions to take.
  • Ecosystems evolve, the amount of land managed by the District changes, and the public's interests and use differ over time and place.

The District's Resource Management Policies help maintain consistent and effective resource management in light of these changes.

Follow the links on the right to learn more about our projects and how you can get involved.


  Current projects

Conservation Grazing

Integrated Pest Management

Invasive Species Control

La Honda Creek Pond Restoration

Resource Management Grants

Skyline Tree Farm Restoration

Slender False Brome Eradication

Sudden Oak Death Research

Wildland Fire Management

Get Involved

Volunteer Outdoor Service Projects

Additional Information

Resource Management Policies