Reserve Managers Coordinating Committee
The primary mission of the Reserve Managers Coordinating Committee (RMCC) is to promote coordination of Stephens' Kangaroo Rat management throughout the eight Reserves, and address regional management issues of importance to species recovery in the Habitat Conservation Plan (SKR HCP) area. The RMCC's primary responsibilities are:
- Coordinate SKR habitat management programs to ensure the achievement of overall SKR HCP management objectives.
- Recommend regional SKR management goals and programs to the RCHCA Board of Directors.
- Evaluate, within the context of the overall SKR HCP objectives, SKR habitat management and biological monitoring plans conducted within the Reserve system.
- Make recommendations regarding species recovery for the Reserve system to the Bureau of Land Mangement (BLM) and RCHCA.
Membership of the RMCC consists of a representative from each of the entities having responsibility for management of lands within the SKR Reserve system, as well as the RCHCA, County of Riverside, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and the University of California Riverside, Cooperative Extension. The existing Reserve land managers currently include:
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife
- California Department of Parks and Recreation
- City of Riverside, Parks and Recreation Department
- Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- The Nature Conservancy
- Riverside County Regional Parks and Open Space District
- University of California, Riverside
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Riverside County and City Fire Departments also participate as technical advisor's concerning fire management issues. The County of Riverside also participates in its capacity as the jurisdiction having authority over land use in the vast majority of Reserve properties.