Open Space Subvention Payments
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) is now available. It is 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. Survey submissions are still being accepted even though the deadline has passed.
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.