Costanzo Acquisition

Costanzo Property

Location:  The project is located north of Venus Drive and west of Horace Drive in the unincorporated Lakeview/Nuevo area of the County of Riverside.

RCA Area:  Lakeview/Nuevo Area Plan – Subunit 2 – Lakeview Mountains West, Rough Step 3.

Size:  8.66 acres.

Plant Communities in the area:  Chapparal, Coastal Sage Scrub.

Species for Conservation:  Species for conservation in this Area Plan include:  Bell’s sage sparrow, burrowing owl, bobcat, and Los Angeles pocket mouse.

Importance:

The Costanzo property consists of approximately 8.66 acres and is located immediately south and west of previously conserved lands.

This property was acquired by RCA on August 26, 2015 with MSHCP local development mitigation fees.  The property is located within Cell 2967 of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (Western Riverside County MSHCP).

The Costanzo property contains important biological resources, including coastal sage scrub habitat.

Wildlife and Habitat Value:

In addition, the subject property is located in a critical conservation area within the Western Riverside County MSHCP, identified as Noncontiguous Habitat Block 5.  This property connects to conserved lands to the north and east.  Conservation of this land helps assemble the reserve for this area and protect important habitat for many species, including burrowing owl and Los Angeles pocket mouse.

 

Costanzo map