Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore is closed until further notice to ensure the safety of residents, visitors, and sensitive habitat.

Monitoring & Land Management

Monitoring & Land Management

RCA’s programs focus on protecting Riverside County’s investment in habitat and species conservation.

 

Once land is acquired, it must be managed to ensure species can flourish. In areas where development and wildlands intersect, management can be a difficult challenge. This work consists of evaluating land as it is acquired, controlling unauthorized public access, and maintaining and, in some cases, improving upland and wetland habitats.

The biological monitoring program helps the RCA to evaluate the effectiveness of our conservation efforts. The program begins by completing an inventory to determine where covered species occur, gathering more information on habitat preferences and life cycles, and developing protocols to make sure that a survey will detect species if they are present. Long term monitoring for species is also completed.