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 correctly 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.