Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP)

The Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) was established in March of 2004. The plan encompasses 1.2 million acres in the western Riverside County and is designated to protect 146 species. The process relies on 2 differing categories of land: those within a criteria cell and those who are not within criteria cells.


Some of the benefits of MSHCP include:

  • Certainty of the development process
  • Compliance with MSHCP will provide CEQA mitigation for covered species for private and public projects.
  • Local control of the environmental process
  • Open space secured
  • Step-by-step guide through the MSHCP process (PDF)

MSHCP Reports & Maps

MSHCP Maps provide more detailed information for applicants who are working through the environmental process and/or due diligence processes.

Step by Step Instructions