The Open Space Conservation Strategy charts a path forward for the Forest Service to work in partnership to address the loss of open space. It provides a framework to strengthen existing and focus on new conservation actions across the agency at national, regional, and local levels. The Forest Service is only one of many dedicated landowners, governments, and organizations working to conserve open space across the country. The Forest Service implements the strategy by working in partnership with these groups to promote voluntary land conservation.
The Four Priority Actions outlined in the Strategy include:
- Convene partners to identify and protect priority open space
- Promote national policies and markets to help private landowners conserve open space
- Provide resources and tools to help communities expand and connect open spaces
- Participate in community growth planning to reduce ecological impacts and wildfire risks