What is the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan?

The CVMSHCP is a conservation plan that will conserve over 240,000 acres of open space and protect 27 species, safeguarding the desert’s natural heritage for future generations. The CVMSHCP provides a regional vision for balanced growth to meet the requirements of federal and state endangered species laws and helps to expedite transportation improvement projects, while promoting enhanced opportunities for recreation, tourism and job growth.