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, this Joint Strategy will be 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 will be held as opportunities for interested parties to provide feedback and input on the Working Draft. Registration is required. There is also an opportunity to provide more detailed comment through an online survey.
Scroll down for additional details, and if you have questions, please send an email to info@CALRECVision.org.
Thanks again for your consideration of sustainable outdoor recreation and its many co-benefits for all Californians.
Register for the meeting that works best for your schedule below. All four meetings will feature the same content and the same opportunities to provide feedback.
Please click below (or scan the QR code) to provide your input on the Working Draft of the "Joint Strategy for Sustainable Recreation in California” through our online survey. The time necessary to complete the survey will depend on how many of the goals and actions you comment on.
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