In 2004, San Diego County narrowly passed TransNet, a sales tax to fund transportation projects. EHL played a
leading role in ensuring that the measure will generate nearly $1
billion for wildlife habitat as mitigation. The first monies have been
The San Diego Association of Governments allocated $1 million for a
variety of important land management and monitoring functions. These
include creation of a database for all conserved lands in San Diego
County, managing and restoring vernal pools, protecting lands from
off-highway vehicles, and invasive species removal and erosion control
near Lake Hodges. Eventually, a new regional monitoring infrastructure
for conserved lands in the region – the Regional
Environmental Information Center – will be set up.
EHL serves in an advisory capacity on TransNet allocations.