Open Space Management Plans
While there are no state, federal, or local laws requiring preparation of an open space management plan (OSMP), cities and counties often need them to manage public use of open spaces. These documents contain a number of specific plans within them that are designed to protect, preserve, and enhance the biological and cultural resources within the open space.
Occasionally, Watershed also creates these plans to satisfy a County-imposed condition of approval when a project includes a large, privately owned conservation area.
Our OSMPs typically describe allowable public, private, and agricultural use (if applicable). We provide detailed management methods to control invasive exotic vegetation, improve and maintain wildlife habitat and wildlife movement corridors, and what to do in the event of an emergency.
View Watershed Environmental's OSMP for The San Marcos Foothills Preserve.