Photo Credit: Jerre Stallcup
Completed: Oct 01, 2004

Las Californias Binational Conservation Initiative

A vision for habitat conservation in the Border Region of California and Baja California

Las Californias Binational Conservation Initiative is a shared vision for landscape-scale conservation strategies, sustainable land use planning, and workable long-term management programs in the center of a globally significant hotspot of biodiversity and cultures along the U.S.-México border. The goal for CBI and our partners, The Nature Conservancy, Terra Peninsular, and Pronatura, is to conserve the integrity and biological diversity of the Las Californias region across the coast-mountain-desert gradient and urban-wildland gradient and, in turn, to support sustainable communities. These goals can only be achieved through collaborative efforts between U.S. and Mexican partner organizations focusing attention on the border region conservation issues.

Project Goals:

1) Work toward creation of a binational park that links Parque Constitución de 1857 in the Sierra Juárez in Baja California with Bureau of Land Management wilderness areas, Cleveland National Forest, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park wilderness areas in San Diego County

2) Provide technical support to Mexican partners in conserving large, intact natural areas and working landscapes within Baja California

3) Conserve large, intact natural areas and working landscapes in the San Diego backcountry

4) Help shape land use planning policies in San Diego County

5) Foster scientific research and exploration in the border region

This project is funded by Funded by The San Diego Foundation, The International Community Foundation, Resources Legacy Fund Foundation, David & Kathy Welch Fund, and The Nature Conservancy.


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