Habitat conservation is not a benign land use. It can have serious,
unexpected consequences for owners of private property.
The County of Riverside will be sticking its neck out a mile when it
adopts a multiple species habitat conservation plan, such as the MSHCP
for western Riverside County that is one element in the Riverside County
Two habitat plans in development
Two different efforts are under weigh to develop multiple
species habitat conservation plans that would cover most of Riverside County.
A western county MSHCP is
part of the Riverside County Integrated Plan and proposes to conserve
164 species on 510,000 acres of land.