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2015 Land Conservation Act and Open Space Subvention Act Survey

The Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (FY 2015) Survey of Participation in the Land Conservation Act and Open Space Subvention Act (OSSA) have been processed.  They were posted in two formats:

FY 2015 Survey in XLS format or FY 2015 Survey in XLSM format​​.

Also, please note the mapping and additional reporting requirements associated with this process (PDF). 

Please see the instructions for completing and submitting forms and the recently added 2015 Survey of Participation FAQ handout for additional help.

The Survey of Participation forms were due to the Department by October 31, 2015.  

Despite elimination of OSSA payments in the FY 2015 budget, this information is critical in order to document the level of participation in the program and the impact the loss of OSSA payments is having on local governments.  It is the basis for the biennial Land Conservation Act Status Report, which provides information to the Legislature and general public on the status of the Program among counties and cities. 

If you have any questions or problems with the survey form, please contact Farl Grundy, Environmental Planner, at (916) 324-7347.  Or contact us via email at  

Thank you in advance for your assistance.