Protect, restore, and enhance the significant natural values of the Soquel Demonstration State Forest.
Provide watershed protection and conduct baseline studies and monitoring of hydrological resources.
Demonstrate fire protection using a coordinated fire prevention and control system which includes education and enforcement of fire prevention guidelines, Forest patrol, and vegetation management including prescribed fire, fuelbreak construction, pre‑attack strategies, and suppression tactics.
Improve fisheries and wildlife habitat to foster healthy populations and promote biodiversity.
Monitor, study, and implement controls for various forest pests using Departmental and outside specialists.
Monitor, study, and implement controls for invasive plant species.
Identify all significant archaeological and historical features and protect them during all management activities.
Conserve soil resources by reducing erosion resulting from flooding, earthquakes, logging activities, roads, and trails.