Data CategoryInclude in Joint Strategy?Public Comment Opportunity?Public Comment DeadlineDocument TitleDate PublishedData GathererData TypeData SourceDescription
Executive OrderN-82-20MLTPALink CNRA to assess California's biodiversity and declares it the goal of the state to conserve at least 30% of California's land and coastal waters by 2030. Signed October 2020.
Federal Legislation - ProposedOutdoor Recreation ActMLTPALink Section 302 for a note on conservation financing. This is the response of Deputy Chief Chris French:

Please see this summary:
Federal Legislation - ProposedSki Hill Resources for Economic Development (SHRED) ActMLTPALink by Senators Michael Bennet and John Barasso, the SHRED Act would ensure National Forests retain 60-75% of the annual fees that ski areas operating within their boundaries. See this summary:
Federal Legislation - ProposedRecreation Not Red Tape ActMLTPALink Congress to designate protected National Recreation Areas. Simplifies the process of buying national and state recreation passes. Extends the recreation season. Directs land management agencies to develop recreation performance metrics. Adds recreation ot the mission of land management agencies that don't already have it. Helps land managers accept volunteers to conduct stewardship activities.

Please see this summary:
Federal Legislation - ProposedSOAR ActMLTPALink the permitting structure for guides, small businesses, cities, schools, and state universities seeking permits to operate on federal lands.
Federal Legislation - ProposedOutdoors for AllMLTPALink the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) and guarantees program funding. The program supports urban parks in underserved communities.
Federal Legislation - ProposedParks, Jobs, and Equity ActMLTPALink a grant program in the Department of Interior to provide funding to acquire land for recreation, develop public outdoor recreation facilities, improve delivery of public recreation services, and develop Native American event sites and gathering spaces.
Federal Legislation - ProposedEnvironmental Justice in Recreation Permitting ActMLTPALink the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture to submit reports to the House on the estimated use of special recreation permits by recreation service providers serving environmental justice communities, relevant policies and case studies, barriers to public land access for providers serving EJ communities, and recommendations for policy or action by Congress to simplify public land access. Recreation service providers will be contacted to provide a voluntary estimate of the number of user days expected by individuals from EJ communities.
Federal Legislation - ProposedRural Outdoor Investment Act2/3/2022MLTPALink outdoor recreation infrastructure, economic planning, university partnerships, and Main Street revitalization to allow places to adopt recreation economies. Funding comes from the EDA budget.
Federal PolicyMaybeThe National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management StrategyMLTPALink Strategy lays out how the Departments of Agriculture and Interior will prioritize sites nationwide for fire prevention, community engagement, and firefighting.
ResearchClimate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation for Infrastructure and Recreation in the Sierra NevadaIn pressMLTPALink 5 explores the region's social vulnerability to climate change, including how recreation will be affected.
Federal PolicyMaybePostfire Restoration Framework for National Forests in California2/1/2021MLTPALink guiding principles and a five-step process for post-fire restoration in California's forest, chaparral, and sagebrush-steppe ecosystems.
Federal PolicyMaybeConfronting the Wildfire CrisisMLTPALink a 10-year USFS strategy, built on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, to treat and maintain an additional 50 million acres of USFS and other land. The treatments will center on firesheds of around 250,000 acres in size where fire would threaten communities.
Federal PolicyYesBurned Area Emergency Response (BAER)MLTPALink is a USFS program to respond to emergency fire situations and protect life, property, and critical natural and cultural resources. Led by scientists, a BAER assessment usually begins before a wildfire has been fully contained. The goal is to put in time-critical emergency treatments, before full rehabilitation begins.
Federal PolicyCreation of National Campground Office and Release of Tools for Managing the Campgrounds in the National Park Service for Second Century1/27/2022MLTPALink released a memo announcing the creation of a National Campground Office that aims to improve visitor experiences reserving and visiting campgrounds. The memo also announced a Campground Financial Model for Decision Making that will help decision makers determine campground rates, assess the financial impacts of infrastructure investments, and evaluate the tradeoffs between NPS and concession operated business models. The Model seems to be internal-facing.
Federal PolicyNational Park Service Campground Design Guidelines5/1/2021MLTPALink the section on inclusive design (pages 18-19).
Federal PolicyJohn D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act2019MLTPALink permanent funding for the LWCF; protects funds for California desert national parks, BLM land, and federal wilderness areas; requires federal land management agencies to collect public input regarding places where access to public land should be improved, specifically difficult or impossible to access land parcels.
Federal PolicyYesConserving and Restoring America the Beautiful2021MLTPALink on the first year of progress towards the federal government's 30x30 goal. Outlines strategic principles and actions.
ResearchWho Started, Stopped, and Continued Participating in Outdoor Recreation during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States? Results from a National Panel Study11/4/2021MLTPALink research describes the demographics of people who stopped and started recreating outside across the country during the pandemic.
ResearchUnderstanding and Building Wilderness Management Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples and Communities2011MLTPALink a model for land managers and NGOs to partner with indigenous tribes on wilderness management, alongside examples of existing partnerships.
ResearchContemporary Wilderness and American Indian Cultures8/1/2007MLTPALink the points of view of the federal government and tribes on the value of wilderness. Provides examples of federal and tribal co-management of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness near Taos.
ResearchTribal Wilderness ToolboxMLTPALink articles that describe the role of wilderness in Indigenous cultures and tribal wilderness management topics. The fifth article on "Management of Tribal Wilderness..." gives many examples of different land designations and uses.
ResearchVoices of My Ancestors, Their Bones Talk to Me: How to Balance US Forest Service Rules and Regulations with Traditional Values and Culture of American Indians2007MLTPALink on surveys and interviews with Salish and Kootenai Tribal members in Montana about their relationship with national forests, USFS personnel, and other land users, and gives recommendations from Tribal members to land managers.
ResearchThe InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness4/2010MLTPALink the history of the Sinkyone acquisition of 4,000 acres along the Lost Coast, as well as their wilderness stewardship collaborations with CA State Parks.
ResearchThe Changing Dynamic of Latinx Outdoor Recreation on National and State Public Lands2020MLTPALink survey results about recreation activity preferences, perceptions of public lands, and sense of belongingness among Latinxs.
ResearchClimate Change and Recreation in the Western United States: Effects and Opportunities for Adaptation 2022MLTPALink
Similar Models2021 Report to the Governor on Utah's Land, Water, and AirDanna StroudLink recreation section begins on page 58.
Similar ModelsFramework for Resilience: Tahoe-Central Sierra InitativeMLTPALink is the graphic document TCSI produced to describe their resilience pillars, components, and metrics.
Similar ModelsFramework for Promoting Socio-ecological Resilience
Across Forested Landscapes in the Sierra Nevada
MLTPALink is the white paper that accompanies the TCSI's graphic Framework for Resilience.
State Budget 2021-22California State Budget 2021-22MLTPALink Budget Act of 2021-22; approved by Governor June 28, 2021.
State Budget 2021-22California State Budget Amendment 2021-22MLTPALink Amendment to Budget Act of 2021-22; approved by Governor July 21, 2021.
State Budget 2021-22California State Budget Amendment 2021-22MLTPALink Amendment to Budget Act of 2021-22; approved by Governor September 23, 2021.
State Budget 2021-22Public Resources Trailer BillMLTPALink Public Resources Trailer Bill 2021-22; approved by Governor September 23, 2021.
State Budget 2021-22California State Budget 2021-22 Trailer BillDanna Stroud; provided by Doug Houston at Houston Magnani and Associates.Dropbox File of funding associated with the climate & fire resiliency budget pursuant to SB-155 and SB-170.
State Budget 2021-22California State Budget Addendum 2021-22Danna Stroud; provided by Doug Houston at Houston Magnani and Associates.Dropbox File State Budget Addendum 2021-22 summary, released by the California Department of Finance.
State PolicyPathways to 30x30 WebsiteMLTPALink Pathways to 30x30 website houses the 30x30 strategy document and CA Nature database.
State PolicyYesYes2/15/2022Pathways to 30x30 Working DraftMLTPALink ordered by N-82-20, the Pathways to 30x30 document lays out strategies for achieving 30% of lands and waters conserved by 2030. Select the link on the website to access the draft PDF. Public comments accepted until 2/15/2022.
State PolicyPathways to 30x30 Appendix A: Regional OpportunitiesMLTPALink on website to Appendix A.
State PolicyExpanding Nature-Based SolutionsMLTPALink document responds to Governor Newsom's call in N-82-20 to implement nature-based solutions to deliver on California's climate change goals. Public comments accepted until 11/24/2021.
State PolicyYesAccess for AllMLTPALink program advances the equity component of N-82-20. The state will start the program with a statewide listening tour in 2022.
State PolicyCA NatureMLTPALink Nature is a suite of data tools for measuring the state's progress on biodiversity, access, and climate, as well as informing decisions on project prioritization.
State PolicyCalifornia State Park Adventure PassMLTPALink three-year pilot program that waives day-use entrance fees to state parks for fourth graders and their families at 19 state parks. Results from AB-148/SB-129. Part of the Outdoors for All initiative.
State PolicyCalifornia State Library Parks PassMLTPALink two-year pilot that lets library patrons check out a pass to gain free day-use entry to most state parks. Part of the Outdoors for All initiative.
State PolicyGolden Bear PassMLTPALink program grants free entry to most state parks to recipients of CalWORKs. State Parks and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) partnered to improve the pass application system. Part of the Outdoors for All initiative.
State PolicyMaybeDraft Extreme Heat Action PlanMLTPALink out actions for the state to address extreme heat, organized around: 1) public notification; 2) community services; 3) resilience of built environment; and 4) nature-based solutions.
State PolicyCalifornia Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force Organizational CharterMLTPALink the origin, structure, and guiding documents of the Task Force.
State PolicyYesCalifornia's Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action PlanMLTPALink actions 3.13 and 3.14 direct our working group's work.
State PolicyYesAgreement for Shared Stewardship of California's Forests and RangelandsMLTPALink 7 directs California and the USFS to improve access to sustainable recreation.
State PolicyN-15-19MLTPALink EO apologizing for the violent and discriminatory actions of the State of California toward California Native Americans. Establishes the Truth and Healing Council to report on the relationship between California and California Native Americans. Encourages state agencies to communicate and consult with tribes.
State PolicyStatement of Administration Policy on Native American Ancestral LandsMLTPALink state agencies to support tribes' co-management of and access to state natural lands, and to work with tribes that are interested in acquiring state natural lands in excess of state needs.
State PolicyMaybeRegions Rise TogetherMLTPALink Rise Together is an OPR economic development policy, aimed at improving the affordability and job opportunities in inland California, while better connecting the coasts to the interior of the state.
Similar ModelsNorth Coast Partnership GIS Data2018MLTPALink a map of North Coast data, including economically disadvantaged communities, tribal lands, watershed areas, water providers, 303d waters, wilderness lands, protected marine areas, critical habitat, and areas of special biological significance. No data are shown about recreation.
Similar ModelsNorth Coast Partnership RFFC Block Grant Subaward Technical Assistance Program2022MLTPALink is offering project development technical assistance to respond to upcoming grant opportunities through the NCRP Regional Forest & Fire Capacity (RFFC) program and other funding programs. Technical assistance includes site assessment, data analysis, cost estimates, permitting, project design, etc. Awardees will receive technical assistance and $5,000-$15,000 in funding support.
ResearchOutdoor Recreation Satellite Account, U.S. and States, 202011/9/2021MLTPALink from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on the value of the outdoor recreation economy in every state in 2020. See the Related Materials tab for a table on the value of outdoor recreation in California, which is estimated at $44,498,223,000, or $44.5 billion, and 488,755 jobs. The table is saved in 025_36/21_Research
ResearchCalifornia wildland fires burning mostly in non-forests1/1/2022MLTPALink demonstrates that in the last 20 years, most wildfires in California have burned in non-conifer ecoystems (64% of the acreage), while only 30% of academic literature and 43% of news media have focused on non-forest wildfire in California.
State PolicyYesCalifornia's 2021–2025 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)3/1/2022MLTPALink SCORP is a five-year plan that establishes grant priorities to address unmet needs for public outdoor recreation land throughout California. To recommend priorities and help shape the vision for California's next SCORP (2026-2030), please email your recommendations to
State Legislation - ProposedAB-1789 Outdoor recreation: California Trails Commission: Trails Corps Program: grant program.2/3/2022MLTPALink bill would create the California Trails Commission, to consist of 8 specified members, within the agency to promote policies and investment opportunities that maximize the health, fitness, and social benefits of nonmotorized natural surface trails, trail networks, and greenway corridors. The bill would require the agency to assign a California Trails Coordinator to staff the commission and report to the secretary of the agency.

This bill would create the Trails Corps Program within the corps to provide training, education, and skills implementation in the advancements of sustainable trails, trail landscaping, and the designing, and best management practices for the operations and maintenance, of nonmotorized natural surface trails.

This bill would appropriate $75,000,000 from the General Fund to the agency for competitive grants to specified entities to provide nonmotorized infrastructure development and enhancements, as specified. On and after June 30, 2023, the bill would continuously appropriate $15,000,000 each year from the General Fund to the agency for the competitive grant program described above. The bill would require the agency to ensure that at least 40% of those grant moneys directly benefit underresourced communities, as defined.

This funding would be the first ongoing state-sponsored funding source for natural surface trail investments.
State PolicySafeguarding California Plan: 2018 Update1/1/2018MLTPALink ongoing actions and recommendations from 38 state agencies to protect infrastructure, communities, and the natural environment from climate change.

Presents of structure of overarching principles (ex: consider climate in all aspects of government), chapters (climate justice), goals (actively partner with communities), themes (develop and implement best practices for engagement), and actions (highlight case studies that demonstrate successful partnerships).
State PolicyAB 32 Climate Change Scoping PlanIn ProgressMLTPALink Scoping Plan details how California will reduce GHG emissions ot 1990 levels by 2020. The plan must be updated every 5 years, including 2022.
State PolicyYesDraft Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy10/11/2021MLTPALink priority NBS for protecting different ecosystem types.
State PolicyStatewide Microplastics Strategy2/1/2022MLTPALink recreation as it pertains to fishing and boating microplastics and trash at high-use beaches.
State PolicyCalifornia Simplifies Annual Day Use Pass Program for CalWORKs Families3/3/2022MLTPALink State Parks and CA Dept of Social Services have made it easier for CalWORKs families to receive a free annual day-use pass to 200+ state parks and beaches.
State PolicyState Agency Sea-Level Rise Action Plan for California2/1/2022MLTPALink for the coordination of 15+ state agencies on sea-level rise adaptation. Many State Beaches and nearby campgrounds are at risk of complete erosion and loss of structures.
State PolicyTransforming Environmental Restoration: Progress on the Cutting Green Tape Initiative3/17/2022MLTPALink strategy areas are:
1. Improve permitting and regulatory processes to expedite approvals for environmental restoration.
2. Clairfy and improve the use of CEQA exemptions.
3. SImplify grant and loan programs.
4. Enhance communication, coordination, and collaboration across agencies and NGOs to better deliver restoration.
ResearchMaybeOutdoor Recreation Roundtable Rural Development ToolkitMLTPALink for how to plan a rural outdoor recreation economy.
ResearchMaybeBureau of Economic Analysis Report on Outdoor Recreation 202011/9/2021MLTPALink the various tables and reports in the lower half of the page.

In 2020, outdoor recreation added $44,498,223,000 ($44.5B) in value to the California economy. It employed 488,755 people and created $25,765,580,000 ($25.8B) in wages.
Federal Legislation - ProposedS.1461 - Transit to Trails ActMLTPALink "a program to award grants to entities that provide transportation connectors from critically underserved urban communities and rural communities to green spaces."
Similar ModelsAgreement for Recreation Shared Stewardship Between the State of Nevada and Federal Government3/23/2022MLTPALink Nevada and federal land management agencies to creating a strategic plan for sustainable outdoor recreation based on collaboration, supporting healthy communities and economies, and promoting environmental stewardship using shared messaging.
State PolicyMaybeCalifornia Climate Adaptation Strategy4/1/2022MLTPALink jointly by CNRA and OPR, the Strategy lays out priorities, goal areas, and actions at the state and regional levels. The Strategy "links together the state's climate adaptation efforts, showing how they fit together to achieve California's six cliamte resilience priorities." It is required by AB 1482 (2015).
State Budget 2021-2022CALBIKE’S $10M E-BIKE AFFORDABILITY CAMPAIGNMLTPALink will issue $10M in e-bike purchase incentives in the next FY.
Federal Legislation - ProposedYesE-BIKE Act2/12/2021MLTPALink Jimmy Panetta (Central Coast) proposed a consumer tax break that would cover 30% of the cost of purchasing an e-bike.
ResearchExclusionary Effects of Campsite Allocation through Reservations in U.S. National Parks: Evidence from Mobile Device Location Data3/1/2022MLTPALink research suggesting that federal campground reservation prove exclusionary toward lower income and BIPOC individuals. The authors also present a research agenda to further understand DEI issues in campground reservations.
State PolicyCalifornia's Strategic Plan for Expanding the Use of Beneficial Fire3/1/2022MLTPALink a roadmap to increasing the pace and scale of forest management activities through 2025, with the goal of treating 400,000 aces annually by 2025. See the key commitments of various agencies on page 4.
State PolicyCalifornia Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP)2019MLTPALink CAL FIRE program intended to streamline the CEQA, CDFW, and Water Resources Control Board approval processes for vegetation treatments.

The program has faced challenges with adoption among foresters and landowners. It has seen use with the Yuba Water Agency and Butte County Resource Conservation District.
Federal PolicyU.S. Department of the Interior -- Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act -- Wildfire Risk Five-Year Monitoring, Maintenance, and Treatment Plan4/1/2022MLTPALink DOI 5-year counterpart to the USFS 10-Year Wildfire Crisis Strategy. This strategy focuses on treatment of 7.1 million acres of DOI land with a high or very high likelihood of exposure to wildfires. DOI commits to increasing the pace and scale of treatments by working with partners on landscape-scale projects, rather than small-scale treatments.
Similar ModelsNorth Yuba Forest Partnership4/13/2022MLTPALink USFS announced that the North Yuba Forest Partnership would be one of its first 10 landscapes to receive significant funding under the 10-Year Wildfire Crisis Strategy. Established in 2019, NYFP members include Blue Forest, NFF, Tahoe NF, Yuba Water Agency, South Yuba River Citizens League, Sierra County, Nevada City Rancheria, The Nature Conservancy, and the Camptonville Community Partnership. NYFP identifies recreation as a vital resource to protect.
ResearchSpending patterns of outdoor recreation visitors to national forests
Federal PolicyYesEquity Action Plan Summary: U.S. Department of the Interior2022MLTPALink key points:
- DOI will collect more equity-related data that would allow DOI to assess whether underserved communities have equitable access to recreation. Results will support tailored programming.
- DOI will increase opportunities for underserved communities to access public lands and expand access to recreation services in urban communities.

Document produced under EO 13985.
Federal PolicyMaybeEquity Action Plan Summary: U.S. Department of Agriculture2022MLTPALink key points:
- USDA will partner with tecnical assistance providers to expand access to USDA programs in underserved communities.
- The USDA Equity Commission will produce a set of recommendations in late 2022.

Document produced under EO 13985.
ResearchMaybeThe Power of Parks to Address Climate Change: A Special Report5/1/2022Danna StroudLink that shows the availability of park space in American cities and offers suggestions for how cities can use nature-based solutions to design parks that are climate resilient.
State PolicyWildfire Resilience Program5/5/2022MLTPALink the bottom of this page for Airtables on how the state budget is being spent on wildfire projects.
State PolicyMaybeYes6/23/2022Ocean Protection Council Draft Equity Plan5/1/2022MLTPALink OPC Equity Plan represents OPC’s commitment to advancing equity across ocean and coastal policies and actions in California and strengthening internal efforts to create a more inclusive workplace and workforce for California’s coasts and ocean.
ResearchMaybeIncreasing Collaborative Capacity and Infrastructure for Landscape Stewardship 8/1/2022Kevin WrightLink