Natural Resource Management assures that the resources within regional parks and recreation areas are protected and, in some cases, enhanced. Preservation of natural systems, biodiversity and species of special status, and restoration of degraded or deteriorated habitats are all goals of the Santa Clara County Parks Natural Resource Program. Park visitors are able to enjoy these efforts each time they visit a Santa Clara County Park - a beautiful respite in an increasingly hectic world.
Protecting some of the county's most valuable natural resources is not only a science, it's an art. Various programs have been developed by the Santa Clara County Parks Natural Resource Program to accomplish this task. These programs include: Vegetation Management (including invasive plant control, cattle management & prescribed burns), Habitat Enhancement and Restoration, Inventory and monitoring (Adaptive management), Fisheries and Wildlife and Trails Program (addressing impacts to the Parks natural resources through trail maintenance, trail construction & re-construction, trail rehabilitation & re-routes and trail removals).
We'll continue to protect and preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of our parks so you can enjoy all that nature has to offer!