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

2014-15

Units

State Park

88

State Beach

62

State Historic Park

52

State Recreation Area

33

State Nature Reserve

16

Other

28

Total

279

Visitors

Day use

68 million

Camping

7 million

Assets

Acreage

1.6 million

Campsites

14,472

Miles of coastline

343

Miles of lake and river frontage

984

Miles of trails

6,276

Recorded historic buildingsa

3,000

Archeological sitesa

10,000

Archeological specimensa

2 million

Museum objectsa

1 million

Finances

Park-generated revenue

128 million

Operatory costs

440 million

aData is from 2008.

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

 

SPRF Expenditures Exceed Revenues in Recent Years

SPRF Expenditures Exceed Revenues in Recent Years

For more information, please see our publication The 2016-17 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 Biannual Report of Beverage Container Sales, Returns, Redemption, and Recycling Rates.

 

Structural Deficit Projected in 2016-17

(In Millions)

Revenues

Total CRV paid by consumers

$1,319

Processing fees paid by manufacturers

14

Other revenue

2

  Subtotal

($1,336)

Expenditures

Total CRV paid out on redeemed containersa

$1,081

Other program expendituresb

315

  Subtotal

($1,396)

Net (Structural Deficit)

($60)

Projected Ending Fund Balance

$222

aBased on a projected recycling rate of 83 percent.

bIncludes supplemental programs and processing payments.

CRV = California Redemption Value.

For more information, please see CalRecycle’s Quarterly Report on the Status of the Beverage Container Recycling Fund and our publication An Analysis of the Beverage Container Recycling Program.