A component of the proposed Northstar Mountain Master Plan is the dedication of land in the northwestern section of the resort bordering Sawtooth Ridge and the Martis Valley, making it a protected conservation area.
This conservation area (right) will be managed using the Northstar Habitat Management Plan guidelines to conserve and enhance the natural resource values.
Implementation of the Northstar Habitat Management Plan includes:
- Areas managed primarily for conservation secured through conservation easements over specific areas that lie outside resort infill areas.
- Implementation of forestry projects to promote forest health and enhance wildlife habitat.