In 2011, Earth Discovery Institute (EDI) received a TransNet EMP Land Management Grant Contract #5001968. That grant allowed EDI to establish a Community Outreach Coordination program that has assisted the USFWS, CDFW, EHC, BLM, TNC, and CBI with interpretive and volunteer conservation events and environmental education aimed at improving public knowledge about and stewardship of South County preserved Lands. This one-year project will extend conservation outreach and environmental education. Two follow-up grants (#5001770 and #5004737) assisted in funding the project. Interpretive and habitat conservation events will support land management goals and agencies. Long-term stewardship will be built through student involvement. Access control and management will be supported by volunteer patrols. Quarterly newsletters will feature volunteer efforts and MSP priority species and habitats. The EDI website will provide access to habitat information as well as an incident reporting mechanism.
Project type: Other
Main implementing entity: Earth Discovery Institute
Point of contact: Vicky Bonnett
Project Page manager: Sarah McCutcheon
SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon
Study lead: Vicky Bonnett
MSP Objectives and actions:HUMUSE-5