Encourage vernal pool conservation through local and state measures.

  1. Provide guidance to local and regional governmental agencies to encourage and help facilitate protection of vernal pools.
  2. Develop and/or provide sector-specific standards or Best Management Practices for protecting vernal pools for land managers and other target audiences/sectors (e.g., forestry, developers, private landowners, transportation, agriculture, etc.).
  3. Develop and provide targeted outreach/trainings and resource materials to local governments, public and private land managers and other professional audiences/groups (e.g., private forest landowners, family forest landowners, land conservancies).
  4. Encourage state programs to fully use current tools and explore additional tools for protecting vernal pools in the future.