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Project: Santa Rosa Mountains (Desert Ranch 1), Expansion 16

Description: Fee Title acquisition of ±1342 acres for the purpose of Desert and Threateded and Endangered Species Habitat protection.

Reference Number: 36402012045

Implemented By: Coachella Valley Conservation Commission

Objective: To acquire 1,342± acres of land for the protection of Peninsular bighorn sheep (PBS) habitat. The Property has multiple species values including habitat for desert tortoise, least Bell’s vireo, and the southwestern willow flycatcher. There is also potential habitat for several sensitive bat species including the western yellow bat, pallid bat, California leafnosed bat, spotted bat, pocketed free-tailed bat, and western mastiff bat. Protection of the Property would also benefit many other species that inhabit the area including mountain lion, mule deer, golden eagle, and prairie falcon.

Type: Acquisition Fee Title

Total Cost: $2,952,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/1/2012    Actual Completion: 9/4/2012

Associated Counties: Riverside

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution7/9/2015$1,785,785.00
Local Contribution7/9/2015$769,600.00
Private Contribution7/9/2015$396,615.00
Prop. 84, Natural Community Conservation Planning Program8/12/2013$0.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition Fee TitleThreatened or Endangered Species Recovery1342acres acquired


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