THE CASE FOR INVESTING IN OPEN SPACE:
In 2009 the Town Council Conservation Committee worked to map all parcels already preserved in the area, and to identify targets for future conservation.
This work led to a series of SANDAG maps coordinated through the Endangered Habitat Conservancy (EHC), and ultimately to a report by the Conservation Biology Institute, commissioned by The Escondido Creek Conservancy and EHC.
The report aims to “… raise awareness, support, and financial resources for this region’s sometimes overlooked or escondido (hidden) conservation values—its spiritual serenity, iconic vistas, diversity of recreational opportunities, the network of its waters draining to the sea and supporting the San Elijo Lagoon, and all the wild things that live here—these are the values that sustain us. These are the values that are now threatened unless we finish the work that our fellow San Diegans have begun to protect this place.“