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    Marissa Espino

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  • Resource Management Plans Public Review

    The Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Trabuco and Silverado Canyon areas were released for public review on November 11, 2015. The draft RMPs outline the stewardship and operations of each Preserve. This RMP release included the Ferber Ranch, O'Neill Oaks, Hafen, Saddle Creek South, and MacPherson Preserves. OCTA will be releasing the RMPs for the Aliso Canyon Preserve in Laguna Beach and Hayashi Preserve in Brea by late summer 2017 for a 90-day comment period.

    Conservation Plan

    OCTA’s Measure M2 (M2) Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program allocates funds to purchase conservation properties and contribute to habitat restoration projects in exchange for streamlined project approvals for 13 M2 freeway improvement projects. The M2 freeway projects impact protected habitats and biological resources including plants and wildlife. State and federal laws require that impacts to these resources be reduced. To do this, OCTA developed a Conservation Plan, which is a state and federal document to protect threatened and endangered species. Preserves that possess habitat and important wildlife species that are similar to those affected by the construction of the M2 freeway projects have been purchased and are included in the Conservation Plan. These Preserves will remain in a natural state and will be protected in perpetuity.

    Preserve Management Requirements

    The RMPs are required in order to provide guidelines for the management and monitoring of the Preserves in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Conservation Plan. Key components of the RMPs include guidance for the ongoing protection, preservation, and adaptive management of the natural plants and wildlife found within the Preserve. The RMPs also address fire prevention measures and recreational use of the site by the general public where and when appropriate. Designated roads and trails (and their uses) will be identified in each RMP.

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