Town of Apple Valley

Beacon Participant Profile

“This Climate Action Plan includes general information about greenhouse gases and climate change, assumptions and data used to determine the 2005 inventory and baseline, the 2020 forecast under business as usual conditions, and the proposed reduction measures that will enable to Town to achieve the targeted reduction level, thereby doing its part to limit greenhouse gas emissions statewide that contribute to climate change.”
- Town of Apple Valley Climate Action Plan

About Apple Valley

  • Incorporated: 1988
  • Population: 71,595 (2014)
  • Location: In the Victor Valley in San Bernardino County, approximately 95 miles northeast of Los Angeles
  • Elevation: 3,000 feet
  • Area: 78 square miles

Climate Action Activities

  • HEAL Cities Campaign Participant
  • Green Apple Valley program provides resources to help the community reduce, reuse, recycle, and renew
  • Member of Zero Waste Communities of San Bernardino County
  • Completed Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for municipal operations and community
  • Completed Climate Action Plan July 2010
  • Established sustainability as one of 10 strategic goals in Apple Valley Vision 2020 Strategic Plan

Climate Action Resources

Case Story

Apple Valley Preserves Open Space While Encouraging Development

The Town of Apple Valley has worked with state and federal wildlife agencies since 2010 to create a multiple species habitat conservation plan. The plan’s goal is to proactively preserve open space, protect threatened and endangered species and maintain the city’s high-desert character.

Preserving open space and other natural systems act as “carbon sinks” which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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