Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan Biological Monitoring Program

The Biological Monitoring Program collects data on the 146 covered species and their associated vegetation communities in order to assess the MSHCP’s effectiveness at meeting conservation goals. Monitoring evaluations are based on species-specific objectives defined in Volume 2 of the MSHCP and are intended to provide for the long-term conservation of all 146 species. These objectives influence the type and frequency of monitoring required and inform adaptive management decisions in the event that MSHCP goals are not being met. Monitoring is conducted on public and quasi-public land and lands that have been acquired under the MSHCP.