Regional Butterflies Habitat Conservation Plan
The County of San Diego (County) is now underway to protect sensitive butterfly species!
The County was recently awarded a Section 6 grant through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund. This funding will support the planning and completion of the Regional Butterflies Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) to protect sensitive butterfly species in San Diego including the federally listed endangered Quino checkerspot butterfly and Laguna Mountains skipper, federally listed threatened Hermes copper butterfly, and sensitive Harbison's dun skipper.
The purpose of the Regional Butterflies HCP is to protect, restore,
and enhance habitat to facilitate the recovery of these sensitive
butterfly populations. A regional HCP will facilitate a more efficient
regulatory process, providing improved species conservation and
permitting for landowners, agricultural operators, businesses, and
residents in the unincorporated regions of San Diego County.
Project Contact: Autumn Viglione
| MSCP@sdcounty.ca.gov |