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 South County Subarea 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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We've created an interactive website to offer more opportunities for engagement with the North County Plan. This site will host workshop materials, infographics for key components of the North County Plan, and opportunities to interact with staff.

Click the below button to learn more and visit our engagement portal.


Virtual Public Workshops

The County invites you to participate in our online North County Plan Stakeholder Working Group & Virtual Public Workshop. At these meetings, staff will present an overview of the Conservation Strategy as well as provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide your thoughts on the topic. Please register in advance for the public meetings using the link provided below.

The virtual Stakeholder Working Group meeting will take place Wednesday, November 15 from 2pm – 3pm
. The Stakeholder Working Group includes a diverse group of stakeholders that represent the environmental, agricultural, recreational, and development communities and meets to review and discuss components of the draft plan, serving as a sounding board for their respective interest groups.

The County invites interested members of the community to attend and listen in at our Stakeholder Working Group meetings. If you would like to address County staff or the Stakeholder Working Group on aspects of the draft North County Plan, there will be an opportunity at the start of the meeting for members of the public to provide a 2-minute public comment. Though not required to attend, please let us know if you would like to provide a public comment using the registration link so we can accommodate you.

An additional virtual public workshop will be hosted to receive your input on Thursday, November 16,
at 6 PM.

If you would like interpretation services available at the meeting, please contact Stephanie Neal in your preferred language at by November 7, 2023.   

To be notified of future opportunities to participate and other announcements on the North County Plan, please subscribe to our mailing list by clicking the banner below. 

Would you like to learn more about the North County Plan? We are offering presentations to community groups, residents, business owners, employees, and other stakeholders in the unincorporated county who would like to learn about the development of the North County Plan and provide feedback. Email us at to connect with us.

You can find all previous North County Plan workshop presentations here.