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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WILDLAND FIRE PROTECTION


Majority of Forestlands in California Owned by Federal Government

Majority of Forestlands in California Owned by Federal Government

For more information, please see our publication Improving California’s Forest and Watershed Management.


Responsibility Areas for Wildland Fire Protection

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


Significantly More CalFire Spending on Fire Response Than Proactive Management

Significantly More CalFire Spending on Fire Response Than Proactive Management


Comparing the Potential Impacts of Healthy and Unhealthy Forests

Comparing the Potential Impacts of Healthy and Unhealthy Forests


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

 


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.


Last Updated: May 2018