Area: Approximately 42.8 acres
Location: Coachella Valley, Riverside County, California
Date Acquired: 2007
Acquisition Type: CNLM holds a conservation easement to protect the imperiled species and their habitats on the preserve. The preserve is owned by third party.
The Gene Autry interstate widening impacted important desert wash habitat that provides important hydrologic services and serves as habitat for several species of conservation interest, such as the Palm Springs ground squirrel (Spermophilus tereticaudus chlorus) and Palm Springs little pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris bangsi). The Preserve includes approximately 49 acres of desert wash in the expansive alluvial fan from the Little San Bernardino Mountains.
The purpose of the conservation easement is to protect the values of the easement. These conservation values include the protection of jurisdictional waters of the U.S. including protection of water flow, as well as protection of the land pursuant to the tenets of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) signed in 2008.
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For information about CVAG I-10 Preserve or Center for Natural Lands Management, please contact Ginny Short, Preserve Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.