The Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy Open Space Protection Program was established by Public Resouces Code sections 33500 - 33806. Section 33501 states that the purpose of the Conservancy is `to acquire and hold, in perpetual open space, mountainous lands surrounding the Coachella Valley and natural community conservation lands within the Coachella Valley...` Section 33702(e) provides that the `conservancy may acquire any property, and any interest in property, on behalf of itself or a state agency represented on the governing board, within its territory if acquisition of the property is in furtherance of the conservancy`s purposes...` Section 33601(e) authorizes the conservancy to `award grants to cities, counties, resource conservation districts, or nonprofit organizations` to accomplish its mission. The program is administered by the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC) under the direction of its Governing Board. All acquisitions and grants for acquisitions are consistent with the Conservancy`s Implementing Statute and with the Conservancy`s Five Year Capital Outlay Plan and will comply with the requirements of Proposition 84. Further information on the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy can be found on the CVMC website.