Priority Conservation Areas

Table 1: Summary of Priority Conservation Area Designations

PCA Designation

Primary Benefit(s)

Potential Co-Benefits

Examples

Natural Landscapes

  • Terrestrial (Land) Ecosystems
  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Water Supply and Quality
  • Climate and Resilience
  • Compact Growth
  • Recreation
  • Critical habitat areas
  • Wetlands targeted for restoration
  • Riparian Corridors
  • Watershed land protection
Agricultural Lands
  • Agricultural Resources
  • Agricultural Economy
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Water Supply and Quality
  • Recreation
  • Climate and Resilience
  • Compact Growth
  • Farmland or grazing land
  • Timberlands
Urban Greening
  • Community Health
  • Recreation
  • Climate and Resilience
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Water Supply and Quality
  • Recreation
  • Potential "edible park" sites (park + community garden)
  • Urban forest areas
  • Urban portion of riparian corridor
Regional Recreation
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Water Supply and Quality
  • Climate and Resilience
  • Community Health
  • Compact Growth
  • Regional trail network
  • Potential regional park sites



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