Center for Conservation Biology
Core 2 Refinement Workshop Report
- Author(s): Allen, Michael F.
- Preston, Kristine L.
- et al.
The County of Riverside and the City of Murrieta requested that the Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) consider a Criteria Refinement for Core 2 in Western Riverside County’s Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (WRC MSHCP). The purpose of this action is to determine if Core 2 can be sustained as a reserve and if WRC MSHCP funds could be more efficiently used in other core areas. The RCA requested a review of the biological research from the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) that could be brought into their decision-making process. The CCB convened a distinguished group of scientists to review the implications of a Core 2 Criteria Refinement to biological resources. The group evaluated three general topics at a two-day workshop in order to provide this assessment.