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

The County invites you to participate in our upcoming online Butterflies HCP workshops. At these meetings, staff will provide an overview of the draft Covered Activities and the draft Plan Area. The workshops are designed to be interactive and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide your thoughts on the topics.

Meetings will be held on April 24th, 2024 and April 30th, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Content for both workshops will be the same.

Please visit the “Public Outreach” to review any content from previous workshops. To be notified of future opportunities to participate and other announcements on the Butterflies HCP, please subscribe to our mailing list by clicking the banner below