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.


Public Review Period

The Working Draft of the North County Plan: Technical Components of the Conservation Strategy are available for public review for 45-days from April 22, 2024 – June 6, 2024.

The County of San Diego is requesting feedback on several technical components of the Conservation Strategy for the Working Draft North County Multiple Species Conservation Plan (North County Plan). These components include the biological goals, objectives, and conservation actions at the landscape, natural community, and species level as well as project guiding conservation standards and avoidance and minimization measures.

We appreciate you taking the time to provide your input as we continue to develop the North County Plan in preparation for a full public draft to be released in 2025. To view and submit comments on the document, please visit the North County Plan Engagement Portal and click the “Review a Working Draft of the Plan” tool at the bottom of the page.

Virtual Public Workshops

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 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.


Additional maps and documents used during public outreach events can be found under the Public Outreach tab. Interactive maps of the North County Plan Area, and San Diego County in general, are available on the SanGIS website.  Users may download data for GIS use (requires an account with SanGIS) or can use the online interactive mapper to view MSCP maps in specific areas.