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Welcome to the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency



Our hours of operation are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday.

Land Managers recognize the importance of fire as a tool for habitat restoration and management for rare and endangered species. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and the RCHCA will conduct a prescribed fire at the Lake Mathews / Estelle Mountain Reserve as part of a wildland fire training exercise and habitat enhancement program for Stephens' kangaroo rat (SKR). The prescribed burn is in accordance with the prescription approved by Cal Fire under the Reserves' Vegetation Management Plan and is intended to reduce fuel loads and non-native grasses detrimental to SKR.

The burn will take place on May 18, 2016 and May 19, 2016. If you have any questions please contact Brian Shomo, RCHCA Natural Resources Manager (951) 840-8070 (cell) or (951) 955-4325 office


The Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA) was formed in 1990 for the purpose of planning, acquiring, and managing habitat for the SKR and other endangered, threatened, and candidate species.

The RCHCA is a Joint Powers Agreement agency comprised of the Cities of Corona, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Perris, Riverside, Temecula, Wildomar and the County of Riverside.

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park
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