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.

Project Contact: MSCP@sdcounty.ca.gov
 

UPCOMING EVENTS


The County recently held two online North County Plan Virtual Public Workshops. At these meetings, staff presented an overview of the draft Plan Area boundary, preserve design, and covered species list based on the Board direction received. The information presented was the same at both public workshops.

If you were unable to attend, you can watch the meeting recordings using the links below:

  • For the November 30 meeting – Please use this link to watch the meeting recording in English.
  • For the December 6 meeting – Please use this link to watch the meeting recording in English, or this link to watch the meeting recording in Spanish.

If you have any questions or want to provide written comments, please contact Chelsea Oakes at MSCP@sdcounty.ca.gov. Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.

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PUBLIC OUTREACH


2021 Stakeholder Outreach

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.

 

Stakeholder Working Group Meetings

The Planning Agreement between the County of San Diego, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) calls for the County to appoint a stakeholder group to “examine the Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan policies, review drafts of parts of the Plans, serve as a sounding board and assist in the preparation of plan.” The North County Plan Stakeholder Working Group (formerly Steering Committee) was formed in 2017 and includes a diverse group of stakeholders that represent the environmental, agricultural, recreational, and development communities.

Stakeholder Working Group Members

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2020 Status Review and Options Assessment (Options Assessment)

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.

A public outreach period was held for the Options Assessment from March 4 to May 14, 2020 to collect feedback for discussions with the Board of Supervisors in fall 2020. The County held several meetings with public agencies, business organizations, environmental groups, community groups, and other interested members of the public. This included Steering Committee meetings held on March 6, 2020 and on May 1, 2020 (virtual) and a public Q&A session held virtually on April 30, 2020.

2017 Stakeholder Outreach

Small Group Meetings

The County held six meetings for public agencies, business organizations, environmental groups, community groups, and other interested members of the public from March to May 2017. These small group meetings provided general information about the MSCP for North County with this presentation and group discussion.

Small Group Meeting Attendance

 

Jurisdictional Meetings

County staff coordinated with neighboring jurisdiction including City of Escondido, City of Oceanside, City of Carlsbad, City of Solana Beach, City of San Diego, City of San Marcos, City of Vista, Orange County Transportation Authority, and Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority and gave this presentation

Jurisdictional Meeting Attendance