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  • Goals
    1. Goal LU-4 Community Design

      Preservation and enhancement of unique community identities and their relationship with the natural environment

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    Policies
    1. Policy LU-4.1 Context-sensitive design in the Mountain/Desert regions

      We require new development to employ site and building design techniques and use building materials that reflect the natural mountain or desert environment and preserve scenic resources.

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    2. Policy LU-4.4 Natural topography in the Mountain region

      We require new development in the Mountain region to retain natural topography and minimize grading unless it is necessary to reduce exposure to natural hazards.

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    3. Policy LU-5.3 Open space for military activity and buffering

      We engage with military installations to preserve open space areas to facilitate military training and operations and to buffer civilian areas from military activity.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy M/H-1.4 Protection of scenic qualities

      We use the planned development permit or other discretionary reviews to regulate the density and configuration of residential development along the shores of all mountain lakes or on slopes to protect their scenic qualities.

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    2. 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-2.1 Minimum parcel size

      We require new lots smaller than one-half acre to be served by a sewer system. We may require sewer service for larger lot sizes depending on local soil and groundwater conditions, and the County’s Local Area Management Program.

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    2. Policy IU-3.3 Recreational use

      We prefer that stormwater facilities be designed and maintained to allow for regional open space and safe recreation use without compromising the ability to provide flood risk reduction.

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    3. Policy IU-3.4 Natural floodways

      We retain existing natural floodways and watercourses on County-controlled floodways, including natural channel bottoms, unless hardening and channelization is the only feasible way to manage flood risk. On floodways not controlled by the County, we encourage the retention of natural floodways and watercourses. Our priority is to reduce flood risk, but we also strive to protect wildlife corridors, prevent loss of critical habitat, and improve the amount and quality of surface water and groundwater resources.

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    4. Policy IU-4.3 Waste diversion

      We shall meet or exceed state waste diversion requirements, augment future landfill capacity, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use of natural resources through the reduction, reuse, or recycling of solid waste.

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    5. Policy IU-5.5 Energy and fuel facilities

      We encourage the development and upgrade of energy and regional fuel facilities in areas that do not pose significant environmental or public health and safety hazards, and in a manner that is compatible with military operations and local community identity.

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  • Goals
    1. GOAL NR-1 AIR QUALITY

      Air quality that promotes health and wellness of residents in San Bernardino County through improvements in locally-generated emissions

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    2. Goal NR-2 Water Quality

      Clean and safe water for human consumption and the natural environment

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    3. Goal NR-3 Open Space, Parks, and Recreation

      A system of well-planned and maintained parks, trails, and open space that provides recreation opportunities for residents, attracts visitors from across the region and around the country, and preserves the natural environment.

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    4. Goal NR-5 Biological Resources

      An interconnected landscape of open spaces and habitat areas that promotes biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, both for their intrinsic value and for the value placed on them by residents and visitors.

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    5. Goal NR-6 Mineral Resources

      Mineral resource zones that allow extraction industries to continue supporting the regional and national economy while minimizing negative impacts on the public and natural environment

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    6. 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-1.1 Land use

      We promote compact and transit-oriented development countywide and regulate the types and locations of development in unincorporated areas to minimize vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions.

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    2. Policy NR-1.2 Indoor air quality

      We promote the improvement of indoor air quality through the California Building and Energy Codes and through the provision of public health programs and services.

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    3. Policy NR-1.3 Coordination on air pollution

      We collaborate with air quality management districts and other local agencies to monitor and reduce major pollutants affecting the county at the emission source.

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    4. Policy NR-1.4 Military coordination on air quality

      We collaborate with the military to avoid or minimize impacts on military training and operations from air pollution and haze.

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    5. Policy NR-1.5 Sensitive land uses

      We consider recommendations from the California Air Resources Board on the siting of new sensitive land uses and exposure to specific source categories.

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    6. 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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    7. Policy NR-1.7 Greenhouse gas reduction targets

      We strive to meet the 2040 and 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in accordance with state law.

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    8. Policy NR-1.8 Construction and operations

      We invest in County facilities and fleet vehicles to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions. We encourage County contractors and other builders and developers to use low-emission construction vehicles and equipment to improve air quality and reduce emissions.

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    9. Policy NR-1.9 Building design and upgrades

      We use the CALGreen Code to meet energy efficiency standards for new buildings and encourage the upgrading of existing buildings to incorporate design elements, building materials, and fixtures that improve environmental sustainability and reduce emissions.

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    10. Policy NR-2.1 Coordination on water quality

      We collaborate with the state, regional water quality control boards, watermasters, water purveyors, and government agencies at all levels to ensure a safe supply of drinking water and a healthy environment.

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    11. Policy NR-2.2 Water management plans

      We support the development, update, and implementation of ground and surface water quality management plans emphasizing the protection of water quality from point and non-point source pollution.

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    12. Policy NR-2.3 Military oordination on water quality

      We collaborate with the military to avoid or minimize impacts on military training and operations from groundwater contamination and inadequate groundwater supply.

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    13. Policy NR-2.4 Wastewater discharge

      We apply federal and state water quality standards for wastewater discharge requirements in the review of development proposals that relate to type, location, and size of the proposed project in order to safeguard public health and shared water resources.

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    14. Policy NR-2.5 Stormwater discharge

      We ensure compliance with the County’s Municipal Stormwater NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Permit by requiring new development and significant redevelopment to protect the quality of water and drainage systems through site design, source controls, stormwater treatment, runoff reduction measures, best management practices, low impact development strategies, and technological advances. For existing development, we monitor businesses and coordinate with municipalities.

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    15. 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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    16. Policy NR-3.1 Open space preservation

      We regulate land use and coordinate with public and nongovernmental agencies to preserve open space areas that protect natural resources, function as a buffer against natural hazards or between land uses, serve as a recreation or tourist destination, or are central to the identity of an unincorporated community.

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    17. Policy NR-3.2 Residential clustering

      We allow residential development to cluster housing units in order to reduce the consumption of undeveloped land, maximize the amount of open space, preserve natural resources, conform to natural topography/grade, and/or reduce exposure of structures to natural hazards.

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    18. Policy NR-3.3 Management of designated areas

      We coordinate with public and nongovernmental agencies to sustainably manage and conserve land within or adjacent to locally-, state-, or federally-designated open space or resource conservation areas.

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    19. Policy NR-3.4 Land exchange

      We coordinate with state and federal agencies to exchange publicly owned lands in order to provide additional areas for open space, recreation, and resource protection. We also request the right of first refusal on publicly owned lands made available for purchase to the public.

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    20. Policy NR-3.5 Private conservation efforts

      We support nongovernmental organizations and private entities who purchase, own, maintain, and expand areas for conservation and preservation. We also support the voluntary transition of privately held lands within a larger boundary designated by the state or federal government for open space and resource conservation to public ownership.

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    21. Policy NR-3.6 Regional park land

      We coordinate with other jurisdictions and agencies to provide regional park land. We prioritize the maintenance and improvement of existing County parks and trails over their expansion or creation of new facilities.

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    22. Policy NR-3.7 Regional park revenue

      We generate revenues from County-owned parks and facilities to offset the costs of operation and maintenance. We may also coordinate with local jurisdictions and leverage other resources to support the maintenance and improvement of park and trail facilities.

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    23. Policy NR-3.8 Regional trail system

      We coordinate with incorporated jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, and other regional and not-for-profit entities to maintain and improve a regional trail system. We prioritize the maintenance and improvement of the Santa Ana River Trail, followed by the creation of trails in unincorporated areas that connect to existing trails in incorporated areas and to state- and federally-maintained trails.

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    24. Policy NR-3.9 Local parks, trails, and recreation

      We support the provision of local and community parks, trails, and recreational programs and facilities in unincorporated areas when a locally-approved funding and financing mechanism is established to pay for acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operations. We encourage unincorporated communities to apply for funding and cooperate with them in their funding applications for local trails that are identified in a non-motorized transportation plan that is accepted or adopted by the County. We also encourage, where feasible, local trails to be separated from vehicular traffic to improve the safety of trail users.

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    25. Policy NR-3.10 Joint use facilities

      We promote the creation of joint use facilities for local parks and recreation programs through coordination with the County Flood Control District, local school districts, utilities, and other public agencies.

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    26. Policy NR-3.11 Off-highway vehicle areas

      In areas under the County’s land use authority, we require new or expansion of existing commercial off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas to be situated and buffered to minimize effects on nearby residential uses, military activity, and environmentally sensitive areas.

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    27. Policy NR-3.12 Rights-of-way and easements

      We consider reserving portions of rights-of-way and easements found to be unnecessary for the ultimate buildout of roadways or flood control facilities for use as local pedestrian, bicycle, and/or equestrian trails.

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    28. Policy NR-4.1 Preservation of scenic resources

      We consider the location and scale of development to preserve regionally significant scenic vistas and natural features, including prominent hillsides, ridgelines, dominant landforms, and reservoirs.

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    29. Policy NR-4.2 Coordination with agencies

      We coordinate with adjacent federal, state, local, and tribal agencies to protect scenic resources that extend beyond the County’s land use authority and are important to countywide residents, businesses, and tourists.

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    30. Policy NR-4.3 Off-site signage

      We prohibit new off-site signage and encourage the removal of existing off-site signage along or within view of County Scenic Routes and State Scenic Highways.

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    31. Policy NR-5.1 Coordinated habitat planning

      We participate in landscape-scale habitat conservation planning and coordinate with existing or proposed habitat conservation and natural resource management plans for private and public lands to increase certainty for both the conservation of species, habitats, wildlife corridors, and other important biological resources and functions; and for land development and infrastructure permitting.

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    32. Policy NR-5.2 Capacity for resource protection and management

      We coordinate with public and nongovernmental agencies to seek funding and other resources to protect, restore, and maintain open space, habitat, and wildlife corridors for threatened, endangered, and other sensitive species.

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    33. Policy NR-5.3 Multiple-resource benefits

      We prioritize conservation actions that demonstrate multiple resource preservation benefits, such as biology, climate change adaptation and resiliency, hydrology, cultural, scenic, and community character.

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    34. Policy NR-5.4 Off-base recovery efforts

      We coordinate with military installations to facilitate off-base recovery of threatened and endangered species and landscape-scale conservation.

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    35. Policy NR-5.5 Mitigation and future responsibilities

      We require that new development satisfy habitat conservation responsibilities without shifting conservation responsibilities onto military property.

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    36. Policy NR-5.6 Mitigation banking

      We support the proactive assemblage of lands to protect biological resources and facilitate development through private or public mitigation banking. We require public and private conservation lands or mitigation banks to ensure that easement and fee title agreements provide funding methods sufficient to manage the land in perpetuity.

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    37. Policy NR-5.7 Development review, entitlement, and mitigation

      We comply with state and federal regulations regarding protected species of animals and vegetation through the development review, entitlement, and environmental clearance processes.

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    38. Policy NR-5.8 Invasive species

      We require the use of non-invasive plant species with new development and encourage the management of existing invasive plant species that degrade ecological function.

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    39. Policy NR-6.1 Mineral resource areas

      We prioritize the conservation of land area with mineral resources by prohibiting or discouraging development of land that would substantially preclude the future development of mining facilities in areas classified as Mineral Resource Zone (MRZ) 2a, 2b, or 3a.

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    40. Policy NR-6.2 Mining operations and reclamation

      We require and monitor mineral extraction activities to ensure that the operation and reclamation of mined lands is consistent with the State Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA).

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    41. Policy NR-6.3 Conservation of construction aggregate

      We encourage the continued operation of existing mining facilities and streamline the permitting of new mining facilities (consistent with the Policy Plan and other local, state, and federal regulations) to establish aggregate resources that are sufficient to satisfy 50 years of county demand.

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    42. 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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    43. 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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    44. 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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    45. 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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    46. 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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    47. 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-1 Air Districts & Basins (PDF | WEB)
    2. Policy Maps NR-2 Parks and Open Space Resources (PDF | WEB)
    3. Policy Maps NR-3 Scenic Routes & Highways (PDF | WEB)
    4. Policy Maps NR-4 Mineral Resources Zones (PDF | WEB)
    5. Policy Maps NR-5 Agricultural Resources (PDF | WEB)
  • Goals
    1. Goal RE-4 Environmental Compatibility

      The County will establish a new era of sustainable energy production and consumption in the context of sound resource conservation and renewable energy development practices that reduce greenhouse gases and dependency on fossil fuels

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    2. Goal RE-6 County Government Systems

      County regulatory systems will ensure that renewable energy facilities are designed, sited, developed, operated and decommissioned in ways compatible with our communities, natural environment, and applicable environmental and cultural resource protection laws

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    Policies
    1. Policy RE-4.4

      Encourage siting, construction and screening of RE generation facilities to avoid, minimize or mitigate significant changes to the visual environment including minimizing light and glare.

      • RE 4.4.1: Reduce visual impacts through a combination of minimized reflective surfaces, context sensitive color treatments, nature-oriented geometry, minimized vegetation clearing under and around arrays, conservation of pre-existing native plants, replanting of native plants as appropriate, maintenance of natural landscapes around the edges of facility complexes, and lighting design to minimize night-sky impacts, including attraction of and impact to nocturnal migratory birds
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    2. Policy RE-5.7

      Support renewable energy projects that are compatible with protection of the scenic and recreational assets that define San Bernardino County for its residents and make it a destination for tourists.

      • RE 5.7.1: Site RE generation facilities in a manner that will avoid, minimize or substantially mitigate adverse impacts to sensitive habitats, cultural resources, surrounding land uses, and scenic viewsheds
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  • Policies
    1. Policy HW-3.1 Healthy environments

      We collaborate with other public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, and private developers to improve the physical and built environment in which people live. We do so by improving such things as walkability, bicycle infrastructure, transit facilities, universal design, safe routes to school, indoor and outdoor air quality, gardens, green space and open space, and access to parks and recreation amenities.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal HZ-3 Environmental Justice

      For unincorporated environmental justice focus areas, equitable levels of protection from environmental and health hazards; expanded opportunities for physical activity and meaningful civic engagement; and access to healthy food, public facilities, safe and sanitary housing.

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    Policies
    1. Policy HZ-1.9 Hazard areas maintained as open space

      We minimize risk associated with flood, geologic, and fire hazard zones or areas by encouraging such areas to be preserved and maintained as open space.

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    2. Policy HZ-2.1 Hazardous waste facilities

      We regulate and buffer hazardous waste facilities to protect public health and avoid impacts on the natural environment.

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    3. Policy HZ-2.3 Safer alternatives

      We minimize the use of hazardous materials by choosing and by encouraging others to use non-toxic alternatives that do not pose a threat to the environment.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Reduce incidence of health issues related to air quality by providing or expanding targeted programs—such as expansion of the breath-mobile, in-home health consultations, and air filters for sensitive receptors.
      Action Statement F.1

      6.1 Municipal Advisory Council assesses health conditions in Bloomington (with support of Department of Public Health and South Coast Air Quality Management District)

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      Action Statement F.2

      6.2 Municipal Advisory Council conducts an air quality community workshop

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of our built environment to enhance community health, safety, neighborhood character, and the image of our business corridors.
      Action Statement A.8

      Create and maintain a healthy forest and forest fuels management program.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Reduce traffic congestion by improving transit services, roadways and recreational networks for pedestrians and bicyclists, and transit riders.
      Action Statement B.2

      IN PROCESS: Advocate for implementation of the Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Equestrian Master Plan in collaboration with partners such as the City of Big Bear Lake, County of San Bernardino Public Works, the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, and the Southern California Mountains Foundation and under the leadership of the Big Bear Valley Trails Coordinator.

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    3. 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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      Action Statement C.5

      Identify barriers to and implement solutions for building environmentally sensitive recreational businesses (including mountain biking, rock climbing, model plane and drone flying, and high-altitude field training) on publicly owned land.

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    4. 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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      Action Statement D.2

      Promote family- and eco-friendly tourism that educates people about our natural surroundings, dark skies, and quiet nature.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Enhance pedestrian safety and mobility along Mentone Boulevard (Highway 38).
      Action Statement B.4

      IN PROCESS: Advocate the development and expansion of pedestrian pathways and trails that connect Mentone to open space areas such as the San Bernardino Mountains and Santa Ana River.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Enhance and expand connectivity to regional open space and recreational areas.
      Action Statement D.2

      Develop and incorporate historical information and signage throughout the community regarding natural resources and amenities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Clean up the community
      Action Statement D.3

      Focus signage and education activities on community stewardship for tourists and visitors.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Develop and improve parks and recreational facilities and services for all ages
      Action Statement B.1

      COMPLETED: Identify recreation needs, including facilities and programs, by working with residents from all age groups and abilities.* *Completed by Rim of the World Recreation and Parks District

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      Action Statement B.2

      IN PROCESS: Identify opportunities for joint-use of underused and vacant facilities to serve recreation needs.* *The Park District has a joint use agreement with the School District for classes.

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      Action Statement B.5

      IN PROCESS: Identify centralized open space/community gathering areas for programming of community events.* *In progress by the Crestline Community Development Alliance and Chamber of Commerce.

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    2. 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.3

      Provide signage, maps, and other informational materials that identify trails and amenities.

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      Action Statement C.4

      Develop programs and marketing materials that educate visitors on the natural environment and importance of its protection in order to foster responsible tourist behavior.

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      Action Statement C.5

      Encourage the establishment of ecotourism businesses.

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    3. 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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      Action Statement D.2

      Establish a marketing plan that focuses on the natural environment and existing tourist attractions and amenities, such as Lake Gregory Regional Park.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve the desert ecosystem, its natural beauty, and the community’s harmonious relationship with the environment
      Action Statement A.1

      Partner with organizations such as Mojave Desert Land Trust to conserve natural desert habitats and wildlife corridors and to protect native plants and animals.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Promote water conservation as an essential part of living in the desert.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Develop a master plan to connect existing designated open spaces with Joshua Tree National Park.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Promote respect for local ecosystems and be stewards of the environment.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Grow the local economy in a manner consistent with the rural desert character
      Action Statement D.1

      Enhance ecotourism by creating an economic development and marketing strategy that promotes the local environment and associated activities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide more community activities
      Action Statement C.3

      Partner with the BLM to showcase natural resources and wildlife in the area.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Encourage community involvement in civic beautification and maintaining the community’s rural character
      Action Statement B.1

      Establish a community cleanup program utilizing local youth organizations to clean up trash, debris, and weeds in the Muscoy community at least four times a year.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve public and equestrian safety within Muscoy
      Action Statement C.5

      Identify existing and potential horse and pedestrian trails with a community-sponsored wayfinding program.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Maintain local control of water
      Action Statement B.2

      Review state laws and San Antonio Water Company bylaws.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Maintain and enhance Helendale’s aesthetic value
      Action Statement C.3

      Design a recycled water system for irrigation and landscaping.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve open space and recreational opportunities for Helendale residents
      Action Statement E.2

      Establish more walking and multi-use trails within the community including areas such as the wash and the Mojave River.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve quality of life concerns
      Action Statement A.2

      Advocate to the HOA to clean up the lake.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve Lucerne Valley’s water and sewer infrastructure with a focus on the community’s sustainability
      Action Statement D.4

      Coordinate with the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) to have the agency update its analysis of the Lucerne Valley Groundwater Basin.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Create greater recreational and educational opportunities within Lucerne Valley
      Action Statement F.3

      Enhance appreciation for the desert in school age children by partnering with local organizations and land trusts to develop a desert education program that studies the natural environment, geology, history, etc. and incorporates field trips.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Provide economic development opportunities that capitalize on the natural environment, attract visitors, and provide entertainment for residents
      Action Statement A.1

      Establish a marketing strategy to promote the natural environment and associated activities to encourage the eco-tourism businesses (e.g. snow-related, parasailing, off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails, hiking, etc.).

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve mobility and reduce vehicle trips through the development of multi-purpose trails that connect key nodes/activity areas within and between the communities
      Action Statement C.2

      IN PROCESS: Identify opportunities to extend existing trails or modify existing trails to serve multiple uses.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Preserve the unique natural environment
      Action Statement D.1

      Coordinate with the local schools and other youth organizations to develop a program focused on educating children regarding the natural environment and its protection.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve and enhance the unique environmental features of the Lake Arrowhead Communities and surrounding areas
      Action Statement A.1

      Coordinate with the local schools and other organizations to educate youth on the importance of the environment and its protection.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      Action Statement D.6

      Accommodate 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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Provide economic development opportunities that capitalize on the natural environment, attract visitors, and provide entertainment for residents
      Action Statement E.1

      Establish a marketing strategy to promote the natural environment and associated activities to encourage of ecotourism businesses.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Improve resources to support seasonal visitors and tourist activities in the Lake Arrowhead communities
      Action Statement F.5

      Establish an education campaign specific for visitors of the Deep Creek area regarding the safe and environmentally-sensitive use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) and hiking and snow play activities.

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Improve public safety within the Lake Arrowhead communities
      Action Statement G.4

      Advocate with the US Forest Service to increase staffing and enforcement of forest lands.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Increase water availability and accessibility
      Action Statement A.4

      Explore grants for water storage programs or a Lytle Creek fire hydrant study.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Manage and improve open space recreational resources.
      Action Statement B.1

      Working with the U.S. Forest Service, provide adequate bilingual signage to instruct people on the rules and regulations in recreating in Lytle Creek Canyon.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Provide canyon recreational site maps and history, recreational, environmental, and other educational materials for canyon visitors and new residents.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Promote and enhance responsible use of natural resources
      Action Statement A.5

      Collaborate with the USFS and the County of San Bernardino to design and construct a sign plan intended to educate users about feeding animals and hunting in legal areas.

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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 Piñon Hills.
      Action Statement A.1

      Establish an educational program to educate community members on private-property lighting that is dark skies compliant.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Establish programs for organized livestock education for community members.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Preserve the historic treasures within the community for future generations
      Action Statement C.2

      Construct community monuments along historic trails and within the community that can be sponsored by businesses and individuals.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Partner with local schools to sponsor student art contests for historic monument and trail wayfinding signage.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Create or provide a cost-effective approach to developing equestrian trails and trails for non-motorized vehicles.
      Action Statement E.2

      Protect and develop equestrian, walking, bicycle, and multi-use trails using dedicated easements (utility and drainage) or connecting to existing destinations (e.g. parks, trails, etc.).

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Establish a stable water system
      Action Statement B.3

      Investigate and research ideas for sustainable water programs.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Restore, preserve, and enhance the rural characteristics of Homestead Valley
      Action Statement A.1

      IN PROCESS: Advocate for San Bernardino County to adopt and enforce “Dark Skies” requirements for buildings and outdoor lighting to minimize light pollution.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve public health and safety in Homestead Valley
      Action Statement B.2

      IN PROCESS: Host regular community clean-ups of trash and illegal dumping on public land and in public rights-of-way.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Grow the local economy in a manner consistent with the rural character of Homestead Valley
      Action Statement E.2

      Promote the seasonal wildflower blooms in and around Homestead Valley.*

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve the historic western themed rural lifestyle
      Action Statement A.7

      Protect, maintain, and expand open spaces in the community.

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