The MSHCP was originally adopted by Riverside County and the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Corona, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley. Murrieta, Norco, Perris, Riverside, San Jacinto and Temecula.
The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Riverside County Parks and Open-Space District, and Riverside County Department of Waste Resources also participated in the original agreements.
In addition, the Riverside County Transportation Commission, one of five special transportation commissions constituted by the state; the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the California Department of Parks and Recreation are members (State Parks).
Sometimes, because these entities are named in the permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that allows RCA to do its work, they are called Permitees.
Permitees’ projects are subject to Joint Project Review by RCA.
Projects by Caltrans or State Parks are reviewed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
RCA is administered by the agencies that have signed the Joint Powers Agreement that governs the organization: