Conservation Plan
How does the environment fit into the County's future plans?
  "What we have learned is that you can't do these issues one species at a time." --- Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt

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MSHCP Adopted 06/17/03
MSHCP Final Documents

Volume 1 - The Plan
Volume 2 - The MSHCP Reference Document

Volume 3 - Implementing Agreement
Volume 4 - Final EIR/EIS
Volume 5 - Final Responses to Comments
Nexus Report

Hard copies of these documents will be available for review at the following libraries, or for reproduction or purchase at Riverside Blue Print starting 7/18/03 .
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Did you know...the Stephen's Kangaroo Rat species cost taxpayers $42 million dollars in local funds to secure 41,000 acres for it's habitat?! We can protect species before they become endangered or extinct for less --- by supporting RCIP.
MSHCP Background

In 1992, the California Natural Communities Conservation Planning Act was passed in order to promulgate a collaborative conservation planning effort between the public, businesses and government in order to address future region wide conservation needs while still feasible. Laws also exist which protect the rights of property owners and current land uses.

Cooper's hawk Photo by James R. Lyles

What is MSHCP?

The MSHCP is an element of RCIP to conserve open space, nature preserves and wildlife to be set aside in some areas. It is designed to protect over 150 species and conserve over 500,000 acres in Western Riverside County.

Currently, MSHCP is in the plan development stage where environmental studies are being conducted. The approval process of areas in the County will start in 2002.

Bobcat photo by Gerald and Buff Corsi

MSHCP Results

By supporting the MSHCP, the result will save taxpayers millions of dollars. Setting aside habitat acreage today, will enable us to efficiently plan for future houses, schools and parks, while simultaneously protecting our natural environment. Moreover, it will:

What will MSHCP do?
  • Streamline regulatory review related to endangered species
  • Return local control to the County
  • Conserve resources for future generations

Hard copies of the MSHCP documents will be available starting 7/18/03 at these locations:
For Review:
Murrieta Public Library
39589 Los Alamos Road
Murrieta, CA 92563
(909) 304-2665
University of California, Riverside
Tomas Rivera Library
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521-5900
(909) 787-3221
Riverside County Library
Hemet Branch
25757 Fairview Avenue
Hemet, CA 92544
(909) 927-2611
Riverside Public Library
City of Riverside
3581 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92502
(909) 826-5201
Riverside County Library
Perris Branch
163 E. San Jacinto
Perris, CA 92570
(909) 657-2358


For Purchase:
Riverside Blue Print
4295 Main St.
Riverside, CA 92501

David Garcia
Mario Machuca

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