NCCP Plan Summary – Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan

Permit issued in 2008

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

Coachella Valley MSHCP plan area map


Documents and Status

Document Status
Planning Agreement (PDF) Memorandum of Understanding signed 1995-1997
Planning Agreement for Major Amendment (PDF)
October 2010
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
First Amendment to Implementing Agreement (PDF)
Signed in 2010
Second Amendment to the Implementing Agreement for Major Amendment (PDF) Signed in 2016
Findings and NCCP Permit (PDF) Issued in September 2008
Findings and NCCP Permit for Major Amendment (PDF) Issued in August 2016
Monitoring Reports Ongoing

Permit Term

75 years

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 Desert Hot Springs
  • 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
  • Mission Springs Water District