In order to coordinate habitat management and biological monitoring activities among the individual core reserves, the RCHCA will establish a Reserve Managers Coordinating Committee (RMCC).
The land trade program will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the RCHCA/BLM Assembled Land Exchange Agreement included in Appendix A.
This HCP establishes new agreements and coordinates existing arrangements among the agencies responsible for management of public lands in the proposed core reserves.
In addition to the $30 million expended to date by the RCHCA to implement the Short-Term HCP and develop this conservation plan, the agency will provide an additional $11.7 million toward land acquisition, core reserve management, and administration activities necessary to implement this HCP.
The implementation budget for this HCP is presented in Chapter 5. The RCHCA will maintain responsibility for monitoring compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit and agreement.
In order to complete the reserves designated herein, the RCHCA will acquire or otherwise assure the conservation of private properties remaining in the reserves.
The core reserves will be expanded through a program involving trade of federal lands managed by BLM.If necessary, modifications to the HCP will be made to address problems identified in the annual reports.All of the institutional arrangements necessary for plan implementation are presently in place or will be established through interagency and cooperative agreements., the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA) is seeking a permit from the U. Fish and Wildlife Service (USPWS) and an agreement with the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) which would authorize incidental and management take, respectively, of the Stephens' kangaroo rat (SKR), a species protected under both the California and federal Endangered Species Acts (ESA).Toward this objective, the RCHCA has prepared a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) which describes the conservation, mitigation, and monitoring measures which will be implemented if the permit and agreement are approved by the USFWS and CDFG.Managers of public lands within the core reserves include: Additionally, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will be asked to participate as a technical advisor on fire management issues.