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Are You Interested in Becoming a Member of the Western Riverside County Conservation Authority Stakeholders Committee? Applications Are Being Accepted

Sep 26, 2023 | MSHCP, News

RCA MSHCP Reserve Assembly Map

The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) is seeking volunteers to join its Stakeholders Committee. The RCA implements the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP), one of largest habitat conservation plans in the nation. The MSHCP streamlines the environmental permitting process for needed infrastructure like transportation and housing projects, resulting in improved efficiency and certainty, cost savings, and support for the local economy. Stakeholders Committee members will have the opportunity to provide feedback from a local perspective to the RCA Board of Directors, who are working towards preserving 500,000 acres of habitat in western Riverside County to protect 146 animal and plant species.

Stakeholders Committee membership applications are due Friday, October 27, 2023 (DEADLINE EXTENDED). RCA Chair Natasha Johnson, who also serves as Lake Elsinore City Mayor, encourages qualified potential members to apply.

“Building community requires the voices of its people. This holds true, especially as the RCA works to preserve our beautiful open space and natural resources in western Riverside County in order to shape our growing region,” she said. “As the Chair of RCA, I invite members of the public who believe in this work to apply to serve on the RCA’s Stakeholders Committee. The preservation of our lands, the protection of our threatened species, and the future development and prosperity of the region is in our hands. Will you join us?”

RCA MSHCP Reserve Assembly Map

The Stakeholders Committee is made up of members who represent at least one of the following groups:

  • Property owners
  • Environmental interests
  • Building industry within the area

Stakeholders Committee members are appointed by the RCA Chair and ratified by the RCA Board of Directors.

To learn more about this opportunity or submit an application, visit wrc-rca.org/stakeholders-application. Prospective members can submit the completed form online or can print a copy and submit by email to igarcia@rctc.org or by U.S. mail to:

Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority
Attn: Italia Garcia
4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

For questions, please contact Italia Garcia via email or by calling (951) 787-7953.