Natural Resource Policy
The Natural Resource Policy Department helps fulfill the Foundation's advocacy role for natural resource protection, bringing island concerns into a broader arena and also bringing a sound scientific grounding to the policy discussion.
SCCF’s Natural Resource Policy Director works on policy development and provision of outreach for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation related to the protection and restoration of important habitats, land management issues, fish and wildlife conservation and water resources.
Natural Resource Policy activities include:
- Coordination of the Foundation's current efforts regarding water management and natural resource protection in the Caloosahatchee watershed and associated estuaries.
- Collaboration with other non-profit organizations and government agency interaction to gather and share information regarding natural resource protection in our region.
- Plans for effective Foundation influence in local, regional and State-wide environmental issues impacting the Foundation's mission.
- Monitoring of proposed changes to codes, ordinances, rules, comprehensive land use plans and other legislation which may have a negative impact on natural resources and/or wildlife habitat at City, County, State, and Federal levels, including, development intensity, zoning, water management, pollution control and habitat degradation.
- Development of strategies to best address particular issues (whether through enforcement, legislation, and/or by working with the groups involved).