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RCA and RCTC Women: Making a Difference

RCA and RCTC Women: Making a Difference

Case studies around the world show that when women lead in conservation efforts, indicators of success rise, according to a 2021 article about gender equality in the New York Times. The RCA and managing agency RCTC understand the value of women in the workplace and...

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Species Spotlight: The Coulter’s Matilija Poppy

Species Spotlight: The Coulter’s Matilija Poppy

The California Poppy is one of our most beloved flowers, but another bloom within the poppy family also needs some love. Named after Irish botanist Thomas Coulter, the Coulter’s Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri) was nominated as the California State Flower in 1890 but...

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Working Together to Protect Species and Habitat

Working Together to Protect Species and Habitat

Partnerships help the RCA implement the Western Riverside County MSHCP. The RCA contracts with the Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) to monitor the 146 species protected by the MSHCP. As part of this partnership, SAWA’s biologists monitor and log endangered and...

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