A focus of our work is developing natural resources management plans. Federally, Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans are the highest level planning document for natural resources on each military installation. These involve interagency and regulatory coordination and an understanding of military operations and sustainable land use.
Amongst a changing global climate, we offer management planning for land conservancies and other clients, providing the science, art, and commitment for stewardship of our natural heritage and rural communities into the future.
San Diego Bay managers and stakeholders will make sounder decisions because of collaboration on this Bay Ecosystem Plan. We led, along with our clients, a technical Working Group to resolve issues and set a course of action to provide the stewardship that San Diego Bay’s natural resources require, while supporting the ability of the Navy and Port to meet their missions.
The Working Group, consisting of federal, state and local regulatory and resource agencies, academic researchers and non-governmental environmental groups, saw the planning process as an agent of change. The ecosystem approach reflected in the Plan looks at the interconnections among all of the Bay’s natural resources and human uses, across ownership and jurisdictional boundaries.
Photo @ Rolf H.
(above Illustration @ Terry Lockman)