Mission: To promote an understanding and respect for the chaparral and mediterranean-type climate in order to: -increase the conservation, protection, and preservation of shrubland ecosystems. -encourage an active interest in learning about the chaparral, the organisms living there, its evolutionary development, and the fragile relationship it has with fire. -facilitate better communication between the scientific and firefighting communities. -foster a reconnection to the natural environment. -help develop planning policies the will lower the risk of fire crossing over the wildland/urban interface without compromising wildland values. -help clarify fire and land management regulations to eliminate bias against native shrubland plant communities. -permanently secure the value of protecting chaparral as an import natural resource for the benefit of current and future generations.
Programs: To promote an understanding and respect for the chaparral and mediterranean-type climate.
vernal pool conservation program