Habitat Vs. Development

Cutting Wildlife Corridor To Sycamore Canyon Park

Cutting Wildlife Corridor To Sycamore Canyon Park

Back in the 1990’s, business leaders, county officials and environmentalists spent months working out future development guidelines for Riverside County and it’s generous open spaces.

One of the results was a map of  ‘cells’ encompassing the entire county. Some of these were designated ‘MSHCP’, Multi Species Habitat Conservation Protection. These were the cells where no development was to occur.

Fast forward a decade and it’s as if all the hours of discussion, examination and good will never happened if we’re to believe the story in the Press Enterprise covering the March Air Reserve Base and the last hope of connecting Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park to linked MSHCP cells critical for the biological viability of the park and surrounding cells.

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