This grant project by Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) focused on long-term planning for resource
protec>on and management at Wright’s Field MSCP Preserve in Alpine. Work within the scope of this
grant included fuel reduc>on for wildfire preven>on, trail closures and reroutes to separate recrea>onal
ameni>es from biological and cultural resources, and installa>on of new fencing and signage to protect
the most sensi>ve resources on the preserve from detrimental impacts. With funding from SANDAG,
BCLT was able to con>nue working with local agencies and emergency responders to plan for long-term
impacts and opportuni>es at Wright’s Field. Community volunteers, local businesses, and partners from
other NGOs all par>cipated in implemen>ng this project with BCLT coordina>ng and providing leadership
for community-based stewardship efforts at Wright’s Field over two years.
Wright's Field Preserve (Preserve) is located within the unincorporated community of Alpine in the southeast portion of San Diego County. The Preserve is owned and managed by the Back Country Land Trust (BCLT). The Preserve is part of the County of San Diego's (County) Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) as well as the State of California's Natural Community Conservation Plan (NCCP). This Recreation Strategic Plan (RSP) provides recommendations for the Preserve's access points, trail preservation, trail closures, and trail creation within the Preserve. The RSP provides an examination of opportunities and constraints relevant to existing and potential uses, considers adjacent conditions and proposed trails that affect public access within the Preserve, evaluates alternatives for improvements to the trail network, and outlines recommendations based on the Preserve's planning complex.