An RCIS can use a variety of existing information, including research and recovery plans for species and natural resources as well as projected development plans, to assess the area's existing conditions. An RCIS also includes guidance for the types and locations of conservation and mitigation projects that would provide ecological benefits to the area based on its existing conditions. Any public agency or federally recognized tribe may choose to propose an RCIS, which is developed in collaboration with local entities and stakeholders and is reviewed and approved by CDFW. Once approved, an RCIS becomes publicly available and can be used by anyone to help identify conservation or mitigation projects. An RCIS is a comprehensive guidance document, not a binding regulatory plan. RCISs are initially approved for 10 years but can be extended.
RCIS In Development
||Proponent & Website
|San Joaquin Basin RCIS
||WCB grant awarded in November 2021; currently in development
||Reclamation District 2092
RCIS Program Map
For further information about the RCIS Program or to receive Program notifications, contact the RCIS Program Team at RCIS@wildlife.ca.gov