County of San Diego Butterflies Habitat Conservation Plan

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The County of San Diego (County) is now underway to protect sensitive butterfly species!

The County was recently awarded a Section 6 grant through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund. This funding will support the planning and completion of the County's Butterflies Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) to protect sensitive butterfly species in San Diego including the federally listed endangered Quino checkerspot butterfly and Laguna Mountains skipper, federally listed threatened Hermes copper butterfly, and sensitive Harbison's dun skipper.

The purpose of the County's Butterflies HCP is to protect, restore, and enhance habitat to facilitate the recovery of these sensitive butterfly populations. The County's HCP will facilitate a more efficient regulatory process, providing improved species conservation and permitting for landowners, agricultural operators, businesses, and residents in the unincorporated regions of San Diego County.

Project Contact: Autumn Viglione | | (858) 495-5440

Upcoming Events

There are currently no virtual workshops scheduled. At previous meetings, staff presented an overview and background of the Butterflies HCP, the draft Covered Species list, and the Study Area, as well as provided an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide their thoughts on these topics.

Information on future public workshops will be posted here once details are confirmed. To be notified of future opportunities to participate and other announcements on the Butterflies Habitat Conservation Plan, please subscribe to our mailing list by clicking the banner below.