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Recreational Opportunities

selling your land

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MSHCP Fees

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Species of the Month

The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority
manages one of the largest habitat conservation plans in the nation.

Permanent Conservation

The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority was created in 2004 to implement the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP). One of the MSHCP requirements is to form a 500,000-acre habitat reserve for the native animal and plant species in the region. Through careful and deliberate land acquisition, the RCA is on track to meet its conservation goal.

Species Protection

The MSHCP monitors habitat loss and welfare of protected species while managing the conserved lands to help animals and plants thrive.

Streamlining Infrastructure Improvements

The MSHCP streamlines infrastructure and development, which leads to cost savings and improved efficiency.

Let’s Get Outdoors and Earn Our 146 Project Badge

Calling all teachers, parents, and educators! The Western Riverside Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) is proud to present the 146 Project—an...

Species Spotlight: The Majestic Great Blue Heron Stalks its Prey in Western Riverside County

Look beyond the trees and into the wetlands, the freshwater marshes, riparian scrub, and woodlands – do you see that solitary bird wading in the...

2023: A Year in Review

2023 has been quite a year for the RCA and the MSHCP — a year marked by stronger collaboration with our state and federal partners. As we look ahead...

RCA Board of Directors Select Kevin Bash as 2024 Chair

Just as the seasons bring change across our natural landscapes, the start of a new year also brings its own season of change to the Western...

Species Spotlight: Rain and Sunshine for the Beautiful Hulsea

Have you seen all the gorgeous plants around Western Riverside County? This month’s Species Spotlight features a flower so beautiful that it is part...
Hiking Trails at Roy W. Kabian Memorial Park

Kabian Park: Rolling Hills and Countless Trails

Looking for a place to bird watch, close your exercise ring, or even stretch out your horse’s legs? Roy W. Kabian Memorial Park, in the small...

Don’t Let Litter be the Legacy You Leave Behind

The adventure seekers of Riverside County will soon be lacing up their hiking boots, filling up their water bottles, and hitting our local trails as...

Species Spotlight: Cactus Wren, Listen Before You Look

The American Southwest, known for its beautiful deserts and sprawling cities, is also home to the cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus), the...

RCA Acquires EIP Walker Canyon Property and Adds 240 Acres to the Western Riverside Multiple-Species Habitat Conservation Plan Reserve

On December 6, 2023, the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) acquired approximately 240 new acres of threatened and...

$19 Million in Funding Awarded to RCA to Acquire Lands

The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) was collectively awarded over $19 million in state and federal funding at the...

Let’s Get Outdoors and Earn Our 146 Project Badge

Calling all teachers, parents, and educators! The Western Riverside Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) is proud to present the 146 Project—an...

Species Spotlight: The Majestic Great Blue Heron Stalks its Prey in Western Riverside County

Look beyond the trees and into the wetlands, the freshwater marshes, riparian scrub, and woodlands – do you see that solitary bird wading in the...

2023: A Year in Review

2023 has been quite a year for the RCA and the MSHCP — a year marked by stronger collaboration with our state and federal partners. As we look ahead...

RCA Board of Directors Select Kevin Bash as 2024 Chair

Just as the seasons bring change across our natural landscapes, the start of a new year also brings its own season of change to the Western...

Species Spotlight: Rain and Sunshine for the Beautiful Hulsea

Have you seen all the gorgeous plants around Western Riverside County? This month’s Species Spotlight features a flower so beautiful that it is part...
Hiking Trails at Roy W. Kabian Memorial Park

Kabian Park: Rolling Hills and Countless Trails

Looking for a place to bird watch, close your exercise ring, or even stretch out your horse’s legs? Roy W. Kabian Memorial Park, in the small...

Don’t Let Litter be the Legacy You Leave Behind

The adventure seekers of Riverside County will soon be lacing up their hiking boots, filling up their water bottles, and hitting our local trails as...

Species Spotlight: Cactus Wren, Listen Before You Look

The American Southwest, known for its beautiful deserts and sprawling cities, is also home to the cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus), the...

RCA Acquires EIP Walker Canyon Property and Adds 240 Acres to the Western Riverside Multiple-Species Habitat Conservation Plan Reserve

On December 6, 2023, the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) acquired approximately 240 new acres of threatened and...

$19 Million in Funding Awarded to RCA to Acquire Lands

The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) was collectively awarded over $19 million in state and federal funding at the...