City of San Luis Obispo is proud of its natural setting.
1995, to bring greater guidance and a more proactive approach to the
City's resource protection efforts, the
Natural Resources Protection Program
was created. The fundamental purpose of the program is to
conserve, enhance, and restore important community natural
Today, the City of San Luis Obispo:
12 large (30-700 acres) open space lands that are available for
passive recreation. The City additionally operates numerous
Holds 9 major conservation easements for habitat, recreational,
and agricultural purposes.
Continues restoration activities in many areas of open space
lands and along San Luis Obispo Creek.
Between August and October you may see
posted links to an open space survey or small groups of CalPoly
students gathering data at our various City open space
These students are working under the
direction of Dr. William Riggs from the Cal Poly City and
Regional Planning Department to gather information about our
open spaces to help quantify the characteristics of users and
how they access open space.
We would like to invite you to take the
survey. Please follow this link
www.bit.ly/SLOopenspace or locate a QR code at the entrances
to each open space.
Thank you for
helping us better understand how City open space is being used.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to
be in touch with Bob Hill, Natural Resources Manager, at (805)
Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan -
Plans, Presentations, and Background Documents
Review the following Open Space
Wildflowers of San Luis
Color photos of more than 290
wildflowers that grow in and around the City of San Luis Obispo
appear in this field guide, developed by the City of San Luis
Obispo Natural Resources Program and the San Luis Obispo chapter
of the California Native Plant Society. To purchase a copy for
$14.00, visit the Finance counter in City Hall. If you would
like to have the book shipped, please send a check for $16.00
City Of San Luis Obispo, Natural
990 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Natural Resources Manager