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This topic includes a broad range of issues relating to biological resources, including the type of landscape vegetation to plant or avoid, how biological consultants should prepare reports, and information about sensitive habitats or endangered species found within the county (e.g., Wetlands, San Joaquin Kit Fox, Oaks).

Click here to see current list of Qualified Biologists.


Landscape Plants

View a list of county approved Local Landscape Plants in Adobe Acrobat PDF formatAdobe Acrobat icon or Excel  excel icon format.
View a list of potentially problematic plants in Adobe Acrobat PDF formatAdobe Acrobat icon or Excel  excel icon format
View a San Luis Obispo County's Climate Zones


Information for Biological Consultants

We provide information to Biologists who may be interested in placement on the county's Biological Consultants list.   Read more about this and learn how to apply.


Endangered Species Information and Resources

Link to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program

Learn more about the San Joaquin Kit Fox



Wetlands are natural areas that develop as a result of the interaction of land and water.  Read more here:

Wetlands Guide

Voluntary Oak Woodlands Management Plan

The Voluntary Oak Woodland Management Plan is designed to encourage the long-term conservation of oak woodlands and recognizes that farming, ranching, and grazing operations can be compatible with oak woodland conservation.

View the Voluntary Oak Woodlands Management Plan


Oak Tree Protection

Protection of oak trees during and after new development is a challenge. We provide development scenarios, useful tips and ways to reduce impacts on this precious resource.

Development Around Oaks