Santa Clara County Parks wildlands are a representation of the natural communities found in the County. Despite development, urbanization, introduction and movement of non-native species, and climate changes, many native plant species still remain. This has caused these wildland landscapes to be changed (being made up of primarily non-native species) making it necessary to actively manage natural communities and ecological processes to maintain the balance of sustaining native species and their populations while reducing non-native species. Santa Clara County Parks’ vegetation management activities are designed to maintain balance of sustainable plant communities that are naturally functioning. Click on the links to the right for more information on specific Vegetation Management activities and opportunities to be involved with the management of our County plant communities.