Environment and Natural Resources

Other Resources and Environmental Programs

The state operates a wide variety of natural resources and environmental protection programs, including state parks, wildland fire protection, and recycling programs.

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CALIFORNIA STATE PARK SYSTEM

Overview of California State Parks

2015-16

Units

State Park

88

State Beach

62

State Historic Park

52

State Recreation Area

33

State Nature Reserve

16

Other

29

Total

280

Visitors

Day use

68 million

Camping

7 million

Assets

Acreage

1.7 million

Campsites

14,583

Miles of coastline

343

Miles of lake and river frontage

991

Miles of trails

5,318

Recorded historic buildings

3,375

Archeological sites

10,271

Archeological specimens

2 million

Museum objects

1 million

Finances

Park-generated revenue

131 million

Operating costs

537 million

For more information, please see the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Statistical Report.

 

SPRF Fund Condition Would Improve Under Proposal

SPRF Fund Condition Would Improve Under Proposal

For more information, please see our publication The 2018-19 Budget: Resources and Environmental Protection

 


WILDLAND FIRE PROTECTION


Responsibility Areas for Wildland Fire Protection

For more information, please see our publication The 2014-15 Budget: Resources and Environmental Protection.

 

Acres Burned by Wildfire Vary Over Time

Acres Burned by Wildfire Vary Over Time

 

For additional statistical information on CalFire, please see CalFire's Incident Data.

 


THE BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM (BCRP)


Beverage Container Recycling Program

Beverage Container Recycling Program

For more information, please see our publication An Analysis of the Beverage Container Recycling Program

 

Containers in the Beverage Container Recycling Program

Containers in the Beverage Container Recycling Program

For more information, please see the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) BCRP website.

 

Beverage Container Sales

 

For more information, please see CalRecycle’s Quarterly Report on the Status of the Beverage Container Recycling Fund

 

Recycling of CRV-Eligible Containers Had Increased

 


Last Updated: May 2018