SB1 Case Study: The Monterey County Regional Conservation Investment Strategy



Monterey County




This case study documents the development of the Monterey County Regional Conservation Investment Strategy. The Strategy, funded through a Caltrans SB 1 Adaptation Planning Grant, assesses the vulnerability of species and habitat to climate change related stressors; develops conservation strategies to improve resiliency from the identified stressors; and defines a framework to finance the implementation of these conservation strategies as compensatory mitigations for new transportation improvements. Eligible conservation strategies both directly and indirectly contribute to the climate resiliency of Monterey County’s transportation infrastructure, including wildlife crossings, wetlands restoration, and habitat acquisition and conservation. The Strategy is also intended to support the development of mitigation credit agreements to facilitate advance mitigation planning in advance of transportation project impacts.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Sea level rise Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study


Extent: Monterey County


Last updated: June 25, 2024