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Desert & Mountain Conservation Authority

The Desert and Mountain Conservation Authority (DMCA) is a public entity created in July 2006 through a Joint Powers Authority Agreement between the Antelope Valley Resource Conservation District (AVRCD) and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

Map of DMCA Jurisdiction

The rapid growth of residential and commercial growth in the northern portion of Los Angeles County (and in surrounding areas within the AVRCD) has driven increasing loss and fragmentation of habitat, resulting in degradation of the area's natural biodiversity. This creates an urgent need for proactive efforts to identify, acquire, and manage areas that will preserve open space and the natural resources of the region.

The DMCA has been established to identify, acquire and manage open space lands within the boundaries of the two founding agencies for long term conservation benefits. It provides a capability to cooperate with local government and developers in creating an offsite mitigation program to offset open space loss and improve habitat for species such as burrowing owls, desert tortoise, alkali mariposa lilies, Joshua-juniper woodlands, and so forth.

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A HARD COPY OF THE AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING DIANE SACKS AT (310) 589-3230, EXTENSION 122

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE
DRAFT ANTELOPE VALLEY
REGIONAL CONSERVATION INVESTMENT STRATEGY
FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

December 13, 2019

This notice is to inform you that a draft Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) has been developed for the Antelope Valley region and will be available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) website for a 60-day public review and comment period beginning on December 13, 2019 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2020.

The draft Antelope Valley RCIS document can be accessed on CDFW’s Draft and Approved RCIS Program Documents web page: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Planning/Regional-Conservation/Documents  

Submittal of Public Comments

Comments pertaining to the draft Antelope Valley RCIS must be submitted in writing to one of the following addresses by 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2020:

EMAIL (comments should be emailed to both CDFW and to the Desert and Mountain Conservation Authority):

CDFW: rcis@wildlife.ca.gov
Desert and Mountain Conservation Authority: diane.sacks@mrca.ca.gov

MAILED COPY (comments may be mailed to CDFW alone):

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
ATTENTION: Antelope Valley RCIS Comments

DROPPED-OFF (CDFW is moving offices within the comment period, see below for appropriate location based on drop-off date):

(Comments may be dropped off to CDFW along from December 13, 2019 through January 9, 2020)

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch
1700 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811-6423
ATTENTION: Antelope Valley RCIS Comments

(Comments may be dropped off to CDFW alone starting January 10, 2020 through February 10, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.):

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch
1010 Riverside Parkway
West Sacramento, CA 95605
ATTENTION: Antelope Valley RCIS Comments

A link to the RCIS Program Documents web page and general information about the RCIS Program may be found at:

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Planning/Regional-Conservation