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Natural Resource Program Areas

The Department has many policies, guidelines, programs, and activities that support its natural resource mission. Included are primary funding programs used to support the Department's wide variety of management activities, including habitat restoration, prescribed fire management, corrective and ongoing maintenance, and monitoring. In addition, information on many of the major subject areas of resource management planning and action is provided, such as geographic information systems (GIS), exotic species control, marine areas, and watershed management.



Please return to this page later as more information is being added and more of the links become activated.



Resource Management Planning

Natural Resource Acquisition Program

Landscape/Habitat Linkages

Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment Program 

Data and Geographic Information Systems 

Geologic Features and Landscapes

Watershed Management

Marine Areas Management

Prescribed Fire Program

Exotic Species

Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species - Western Snowy Plover - Sharing the Beach (pdf)

Pathogens - Sudden Oak Death (SOD)

Scientific Collecting



Natural Heritage Stewardship (funding program)

Natural Resource Deferred Maintenance (funding program)

Ongoing Natural Resource Maintenance (funding program)

Statewide Resource Management (funding program)


Useful Information for Park Visitors


Information concerning dogs in state parks, feeding the wildlife in parks, dealing with yellowjackets, and other subjects can be found on the Department's "Resources and Tools" webpage: http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=21700