Conservation plans are aimed at helping residents address resource concerns on their property. Resource concerns vary from property to property, and include anything that impacts the integrity or sustainability of the property. In addition, resource concerns can also adversely affect the surrounding environment. Common resource concerns include erosion, weeds, pest animals (such as squirrels and gophers) and vegetation that is failing to thrive.
The District has been helping residents address resource concerns for over 70 years. Conservation plans are available to property owners for free and provide potential remedies for resource concerns. The District’s certified Conservation Planner walks the property with the owner and discusses the resource concerns that the owner may have. In addition, resource concerns that the property owner may not be aware of may be identified and discussed. A conservation plan, tailored specifically for the property, is developed and includes Best Management Practices (BMPs) that assist in the management of the property’s natural resources. The completed conservation plan is returned and the Conservation Planner discusses the report with the property owner and answers any questions.
Conservation plans are available on a first come, first serve basis and a limited number are available. The program area is the San Luis Rey watershed. Property owners of residential and/or equestrian properties are welcome to sign up for the program! Any interested participants should contact Paul Keane at (760) 728-1332 or (redacted).