On Monday August 15, 2022, the Sustainable Recreation / CALREC Vision Key Working Group posted to this web page the Working Draft of their “Joint Strategy for Sustainable Recreation in California.” Once finalized by the Key Working Group (after review and input from tribal representatives and the general public is integrated), the Joint Strategy was presented to California’s Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force at their meeting on September 27th.
The purpose of this Joint Strategy is to increase access to sustainable outdoor recreation in California by focusing on actions that support outdoor recreation as people and communities find themselves increasingly vulnerable to the destructive impacts of smoke and wildfire. The Final Draft of this Joint Strategy will satisfy Key Action 3.14 of the California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Action Plan to “Develop [a] Joint Strategy to Improve Access to Sustainable Recreation.”
Four identically structured 90-minute virtual meeting sessions were held in August as opportunities for interested parties to provide feedback and input on the Working Draft. There was also an opportunity to provide more detailed comment through an online survey which was open until August 28.
Please scroll down for additional details on this process, and if you have questions send an email to info@CALRECVision.org.
Thanks again for your consideration of sustainable outdoor recreation and its many co-benefits for all Californians.
JOINT STRATEGY - FINAL PRESENTATION
Thank you to everyone who reviewed the Working Draft of the "Joint Strategy for Sustainable Recreation in California.” The final version, with integrated input, was presented to California’s Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force at their meeting on September 27th.
Thanks to everybody who found the time to participate in one of the four virtual Recreation Affiliate Sessions. We received great feedback from over 100 participants – thank you!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION OF RECREATION AND ITS CO-BENEFITS FOR CALIFORNIANS.
Sustainable Recreation/CALREC Vision Key Working Group Members
Co-Lead for the State of California: Angela Avery - Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Executive Officer
Co-Lead for the U.S. Forest Service: Jim Bacon - U.S. Forest Service, Director Public Services Region 5
Andrew Burrows - Bureau of Land Management, California Lead Outdoor Recreation Planner
Kevin Wright - California Landscape Stewardship Network; Government & External Affairs Manager/Marin County Parks
Alexandra (Alex) Stehl - California State Parks, Senior Park & Rec Specialist at California State Parks
Matt Driscoll - Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Eastern Sierra Area Representative
Norma Edith Garcia-Gonzalez - Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation, Director
Paul Michel - NOAA, NOAA Sanctuaries West Coast Region, Regional Policy Coordinator
Ray Murray - National Park Service, Chief, Partnerships, Pacific West Region
Haley Caruso - Recreate Responsibly California, Co-Lead; REI
Katherine Toy - California Natural Resources Agency, Deputy Secretary for Access
Nora Campbell - U.S. Forest Service, Presidential Fellow Region 5