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The Vista – August 2021

The August 2021 The Vista is now available. This month’s The Vista features the Downy Woodpecker, City of Moreno Valley, Metrolink 91/Perris Valley Line, and the Sycamore Canyon Wildlife Area. Click here to read the stories.

New Employment Opportunity

Senior Management Analyst - Reserve Management/Monitoring (Full-Time w/ Full benefits) Application Deadline: August 27, 2021 4:00pm For details, please visit the RCTC Employment Opportunities Page, https://www.rctc.org/employment/

The Vista – July 2021

The July 2021 The Vista is now available. This month’s The Vista features the California Newt, Nexus Study Adoption, Joint Project Review, and Wildlife Refuge Bill Update Click here to read the stories.

The Vista – June 2021

The June 2021 The Vista is now available. This month’s The Vista features the Double-Crested Cormorant, The French Valley Wildlife Area, the Formation of the Habitat Conservation Plans, RCA Seeks $375 million to Support Habitat Preservation, and In the U.S. Senate...

Notice of Permanent Trail Closure – Temecula Escarpment

Notice of Permanent Trail Closure Starting June 16, 2021, unauthorized mountain bike trails in the Temecula Escarpment, south of Rancho California Road will be permanently closed. These bike trails were illegally created on land that is conserved by the Western...

The Vista – May 2021

The May 2021 The Vista is now available. This month’s The Vista features the Plummer’s Mariposa Lily, Diamond Valley Lake: A Local Gem, Who are the Permittees?, and Reflecting on Endangered Species Day. Click here to read the stories.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In accordance with the County of Riverside’s revised public health orders, all RCA lands have been reopened. Based on the most recent public health orders approved on May 8, face coverings (scarves, bandanas, and neck gaiters) and six feet of social distancing are...

Bill by Rep. Calvert Establishing Western Riverside County Wildlife Refuge Passes Committee

Yesterday, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation that would establish the Western Riverside County Wildlife Refuge. The bill introduced by Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42), H.R. 2956, will now head to the house floor for consideration. “Riverside...

January 2020 E-Newsletter

This month features the Granite Spiny Lizard, UCR's Box Springs Reserve, and the important Bald Eagle Count Experience hosted by the Lake Perris State Recreation Area.

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes Secures $15 Million State Grant Supporting RCA’s Local Habitat Preservation Efforts

The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority will use funding from the State Natural Resources Agency to protect critical habitat in the Jurupa Mountains. Riverside, CA – The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) has taken...

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