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Reserve Managers Coordinating Committee
About the RMCC
To coordinate SKR habitat management and biological monitoring activities among the individual core reserves, the RCHCA will establish a Reserve Managers Coordinating Committee (RMCC). The primary missions of the RMCC will be to promote coordination of SKR management throughout the core reserve system, and address regional management issues of importance to species persistence in the HCP area. The RMCC will be concerned only with inter-reserve coordination and issues of regional importance to this HCP; as an entity it will not be directly involved in the management of conserved habitat within individual core reserves.
Membership of the RMCC will consist of one representative from each of the entities having responsibility for management of lands within the SKR core reserves, as well as the RCHCA, County of Riverside, USFWS, and the University of California Cooperative Extension. The existing core reserve land managers currently include:
- CDFG (San Jacinto Wildlife Area);
- State of California Department of Parks and Recreation (Lake Perris State Recreation Area);
- MWD (lands within the Southwestern Riverside County MSHCP and Lake Mathews MSHCP);
- The Nature Conservancy (March Air Force Base SKR Management Area);
- City of Riverside Park and Recreation Department (Sycamore Canyon Park);
- Riverside County Regional Parks and Open Space District (Lake Skinner core reserve);
- University of California at Riverside (Motte Rimrock Reserve); and
- BLM (lands in the Lake Mathews, Lake Skinner, Motte Rimrock, Potrero ACEC, and Steele Peak core reserves).
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Riverside County and City Fire Departments also will be asked to participate as technical advisors concerning fire management issues. The County of Riverside also will sit as a member of the RMCC in its capacity as the jurisdiction having authority over land use in the vast majority of core reserve properties.
As a group, the RMCC's primary responsibilities will be to:
- Coordinate SKR habitat management programs by the individual reserve managers to ensure the achievement of overall HCP management objectives;
- Develop recommended regional SKR management goals and programs to the RCHCA Board of Directors;
- Within the context of overall HCP implementation, evaluate SKR habitat management and biological monitoring plans conducted within the core reserve system; and
- Make recommendations to the BLM and RCHCA concerning potential land acquisitions for expanding the core reserve system.
The RMCC will be chaired on a rotating basis by the reserve managers and staffed by the RCHCA. Its recommendations will be based on the consensus of its members.
State law confers upon CDFG trustee responsibility and authority for the public trust resource of wildlife in California. That responsibility will in no way be abdicated, modified, or delegated by CDFG as a result of its participation in the RMCC. Accordingly, in all issues involving CDFG's trustee responsibilities and authorities over California wildlife the RMCC will act as an advisor to that agency.
Reserve Managers Coordinating Committee Membership
Membership consists of the RCHCA, County of Riverside, USFWS, and University of California Cooperative Extension, as well as one representative from each of the entities listed below:
- CDFG (San Jacinto Wildlife Area and Potrero Core Reserve)
- State of California Department of Parks and Recreation (Lake Perris State Recreation Area)
- MWD (lands within the Southwestern Riverside County MSHCP and Lake Mathews MSHCP)
- City of Riverside Park and Recreation Department (Sycamore Canyon Park) Riverside
- County Regional Park and Open Space District (Lake Skinner Core Reserve)
- University of California at Riverside (Motte Rimrock Reserve)
- BLM (lands in the Lake Mathews, Lake Skinner, Motte Rimrock, Potrero ACEC, and Steele Peak Core Reserves)