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  • Policies
    1. Policy M/H-1.5 Grouping or clustering

      We encourage the grouping or clustering of residential buildings where this will maximize the opportunity to preserve significant natural resources, natural beauty, or open space within the density limits of the underlying zone.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy IU-1.5 Agricultural water use

      We encourage water-efficient irrigation and the use of non-potable and recycled water for agricultural uses.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal NR-7 Agriculture and Soils

      The ability of property owners, farmers, and ranchers to conduct sustainable and economically viable agricultural operations

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    Policies
    1. Policy NR-1.6 Fugitive dust emissions

      We coordinate with air quality management districts on requirements for dust control plans, revegetation, and soil compaction to prevent fugitive dust emissions.

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    2. Policy NR-2.6 Agricultural waste and biosolids

      We coordinate with regional water quality control boards and other responsible agencies to regulate and control animal waste and biosolids in order to protect groundwater and the natural environment.

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    3. Policy NR-7.1 Protection of agricultural land

      We protect economically viable and productive agricultural lands from the adverse effects of urban encroachment, particularly increased erosion and sedimentation, trespass, and non-agricultural land development.

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    4. Policy NR-7.2 Preservation of important farmlands

      We require project applicants seeking to develop 20 or more acres of farmland (classified as prime, of statewide importance, or unique farmland) to non-agricultural uses to prepare an agricultural resource evaluation prior to project approval. The evaluation shall use generally accepted methodologies to identify the potentially significant impact of the loss of agricultural land as well as the economic viability and sustainability of future agricultural use of the property, including long-term sustainability and economic viability of water resources. If the conversion is deemed significant, the County shall require mitigation at a 1:1 ratio of converted to preserved acreage through conservation easements, payment of its valuation equivalent if a fee mitigation program is established, or inclusion in a regional agricultural preservation program.

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    5. Policy NR-7.3 Conservation and preservation incentives

      We support programs and policies that provide tax and economic incentives to conserve existing productive agricultural lands or preserve farmland classified as prime, of statewide importance, unique, or of local importance. We support land owners in establishing new and maintaining existing California Land Conservation (Williamson Act) contracts.

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    6. Policy NR-7.4 Economic diversity of farm operations

      We encourage farm operations to strengthen their economic viability through diversifying potential sources of farm income and activity, including value added products, agricultural tourism, roadside stands, organic farming, and farmers markets.

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    7. Policy NR-7.5 Agriculture on Rural Living and Open Space properties

      We permit small-scale, non-water-intensive, and incidental agricultural on properties designated for Rural Living. In the Oak Glen and Mentone community planning areas, we also permit commercial-scale agriculture on properties designated for Rural Living. In the Oak Glen and Mentone community planning areas and in the Crafton Hills, we also permit commercial-scale agriculture on privately-owned properties designated for Open Space.

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    8. Policy NR-7.6 Sustainable grazing practices

      We require all grazing on open rangelands to be compatible with the conservation of threatened and endangered species.

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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps NR-5 Agricultural Resources (PDF | WEB)
  • Policies
    1. Policy RE-5.8

      Discourage conversion of productive or viable prime agricultural lands to RE generation facilities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Build human capital and promote enterprise, with a focus on environmentally friendly businesses, to strengthen the local economy and provide opportunities for residents and families to be self-reliant.
      Action Statement C.1

      Promote child and youth development, social and civic responsibility, and environmental stewardship by establishing a multigenerational community council with youth in leadership positions to advocate for and support activities that enrich our community and our environment.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Become a destination renowned for culture, environment, health, and well-being for people of all ages and abilities.
      Action Statement D.1

      Establish a resource conservation program to designate open space resources, establish a dedicated funding source, and actively promote open space protection through land acquisition, conservation easements, mitigation monitoring, volunteer support, and other similar tools.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Create affordable outdoor recreation activities that capitalize on the natural environment, attract visitors, and provide entertainment for residents while also reducing the associated impacts to the communities
      Action Statement C.5

      Encourage the establishment of ecotourism businesses.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      Action Statement D.1

      Attract and retain permanent residents by developing and implementing a marketing campaign to highlight the values of mountain living for young families focusing on education, family values, community, natural environment, and activities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Retain natural beauty of community.
      Action Statement C.4

      Develop a youth volunteer workforce for yard maintenance and fire clearance.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Increase community involvement and volunteerism.
      Action Statement D.5

      Establish a 4-H program and scouting programs (Scouts, Fire Explorer).

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Celebrate and maintain the rural character of Phelan PiƱon Hills.
      Action Statement A.2

      Establish programs for organized livestock education for community members.

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