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. A great deal of collaborative work has gone into development of the North County Plan. The input received from members of the Steering Committee, 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.

Project Contact: Chelsea Oakes | | (858) 505-6677

The County has been developing the North County Plan to achieve many of the same environmental and economic benefits realized through the adopted County Subarea Plan (South County Plan). Public outreach meetings for the North County Plan were held in spring of 2017 and County staff received input from a variety of stakeholders.

The County selected ICF, a statewide leader in regional conservation planning, to review the draft North County Plan in relation to current practices and regulatory requirements and to develop planning options for public discussion and input.  Their review is summarized in a report entitled the North County Multiple Species Conservation Plan Status Review and Options Assessment.

As a member of the community, your questions, suggestions, and comments about the options identified in the report are important to the County.  A survey form is available below for you to provide your preference for each option and to provide general input. We anticipate presenting the report and the input received to the Board of Supervisors in fall of 2020. To ensure your input can be included in these discussions, please provide your comments by April 30, 2020.


As a result of the direction provided by the County of San Diego Public Health Officer, the County is postponing public meetings scheduled for March 17, March 25, and April 9 to discuss the North County Multiple Species Conservation Plan Status Review and Options Assessment. County staff are assessing options in substitution of these meetings, including pre-recorded presentations for viewing on the County’s website, teleconferences, or in-person meetings to be scheduled at a later date. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.