Lloyd Acquisition

Location:  The project is located south of Minto Way and west of Doe Lane in the unincorporated County of Riverside.

RCA Area:  REMAP Area Plan – Subunit 1 – Cactus Valley, Rough Step 4.

Size:  162.49 acres.

Plant Communities in the area:  Chaparral, Coastal sage scrub.

Species for Conservation in this Area Plan include:  arroyo toad, Bell’s sage sparrow, cactus wren, Quino checkerspot butterfly, bobcat, Los Angeles pocket mouse, and mountain lion.

Importance:

The Lloyd property consists of approximately 162.49 acres and is located east and south of previously conserved lands.

This property was acquired by RCA on December 15, 2015 with state and federal grant funding.  The property is located within Cell 5119 of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (Western Riverside County MSHCP).

The Lloyd property contains important biological resources, including coastal sage scrub habitat.

Wildlife and Habitat Value:

In addition, the subject property is located in a critical conservation area within the Western Riverside County MSHCP, identified as Core 4.  This property connects to conserved lands to the west.  Conservation of this land helps assemble the reserve for this area and protect important habitat for many species, including Quino checkerspot butterfly and Los Angeles pocket mouse.

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