California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP)

NCCP Plan Summary – Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan

Photo of a fringe-toed lizard in the desert
Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard

California map indicating plan area
Map of Coachella Valley plan area

Documents and Status

Document Status
Planning Agreement (PDF) Memorandum of Understanding signed 1995-1997
Independent Science Advisors Report (PDF) Completed in April, 2001
Planning Documents Completed in February, 2007
Environmental Review Documents (e.g. EIR, EIS) Completed in September, 2007
Implementing Agreement (PDF) Signed in 2007
Findings and NCCP Permit (PDF) Issued in September, 2008

Permit Term

75 years

Reserve Management and Monitoring

Coachella Valley Conservation Commission


Local Assistance Grants for Coachella Valley MSHCP

Implementing Entity

Coachella Valley Association of Governments

Signatories to the Implementing Agreement

  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Coachella Valley Association of Governments
  • Coachella Valley Conservation Commission
  • Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy
  • County of Riverside
  • Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
  • California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District
  • Riverside County Waste Resources Management District
  • California Department of Transportation
  • City of Cathedral City
  • City of Coachella
  • City of Indian Wells
  • City of Indio
  • City of La Quinta
  • City of Palm Desert
  • City of Palm Springs
  • City of Rancho Mirage
  • Imperial Irrigation District
  • Coachella Valley Water District