North County Plan

The North County Multiple Species Conservation Plan (North County Plan) would extend the County’s Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) into the northern portion of the unincorporated county. On October 28, 2020 (6), the Board of Supervisors directed staff to continue development of the North County Plan as a joint Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP) to achieve many of the same environmental and economic benefits realized through the adopted County Subarea Plan (South County Plan).

A great deal of collaborative work has gone into development of the North County Plan. The input received from members of the Stakeholder Working Group, community groups, and other interested parties has been invaluable to the North County Plan. As additional information on the status of the North County Plan is available, interested parties will be notified.

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In collaboration with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the County and ICF (the County’s consultant supporting plan development) have prepared a memo to summarize the tasks and work items that the team has been working on and to demonstrate progress and the County’s commitment to complete a final North County Plan. Attached to this memo is an updated milestone schedule with estimated timeframes to develop the remaining Plan components, conduct focused outreach with stakeholders and the public, draft the associated CEQA/NEPA documents, and ultimately present the North County Plan to decision-makers for adoption.

If you have any questions or want to provide written comments, please contact Stephanie Neal at Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.

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