RIVERSIDE COUNTY INTEGRATED PROJECT MULTIPLE SPECIES HABITAT
CONSERVATION PLAN (MSHCP)
On June 17, 2003 the Riverside County Board of Supervisors adopted the MSHCP, certified the EIR/EIS, and authorized the Chairman to sign the Implementing Agreement at such time as the Wildlife Agencies have completed their review and permit are to be issued. The next steps in the process involve review and approval of the MSHCP by the 14 cities within the MSHCP Plan Area and preparation and issuance of permits by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game. This culminates an unprecedented effort on the part of Stakeholders, elected officials and the resource agencies to craft a plan that will balance the demands of the growth of western Riverside County over the next decades with the need to preserve open space and protect species of plants and animals that are threatened with extinction. The remaining work is expected to be complete in the next several months with permit issuance anticpated in late September 2003.
More information on the MSHCP.