Every so often, we take a step back and look at the big picture of POST’s work: What should we focus on in the coming years? How has climate change shifted our priorities? What have we learned that will help us evolve? Does our work benefit everyone in our region?
These are just a few of the many questions we asked ourselves when planning for POST’s next few years. When we last did this in 2014, we determined that we needed to advance our work more rapidly in five program areas — redwoods, public access, farmland, wildlife linkages and Coyote Valley. In 2021, we began taking a deep look at what the future may hold and how POST can ensure the best possible environmental outcomes for our region, bringing out all the benefits of our spectacular landscapes.
To determine the direction we should take going forward, we first had to assess where conservation in our region stands today. Our State of Conservation Report does exactly that and sets the context for POST’s new strategic plan. This plan establishes that it’s critical for us to center our work on building climate change resilience across the region, protecting local biodiversity and ensuring equitable access to the benefits our work brings about.
Our strategic plan is a logical extension of our long-term purpose and vision. Read this report to understand why we made the decisions we did, which will chart our path for the years ahead.