Open Space & Conservation Element OSC-8: Biological

Only areas below are considered part of the General Plan.

Biological
Wildlife, including threatened or endangered species, may make their homes in urbanized, agriculturally productive, and open space areas. These areas support various native and nonnative wildlife species. The main general habitat types commonly encountered within the City of Menifee include grasslands, nonnative grasslands, coastal sage scrub, and wetland/riparian/woodlands. See Exhibit OSC-7 for an illustration of the city's biological resources and Exhibit OSC-8 for a map of the MSHCP survey areas.

Goal
  • OSC-8: Protected biological resources, especially sensitive and special status wildlife species and their natural habitats.
Policies
  • OCS-8.1: Work to implement the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan in coordination with the Regional Conservation Authority.
  • OCS-8.2: Support local and regional efforts to evaluate, acquire, and protect natural habitats for sensitive, threatened, and endangered species occurring in and around the city.
  • OCS-8.3: Partner with non-profit agencies at the local, regional, state, and federal level to fulfill the obligations of the MSHCP to preserve and protect significant biological resources.
  • OCS-8.4: Identify and inventory existing natural resources in the City of Menifee.
  • OCS-8.5: Recognize the impacts new development will have on the city's natural resources and identify ways to reduce these impacts.
  • OCS-8.6: Pursue opportunities to help the public understand and appreciate Menifee's biological resources.
  • OCS-8.7: Manage the recreational use of the city's unimproved open space areas for compatibility with sensitive biological resources as well as MSHCP Conservation Areas.
  • OCS-8.8: Implement and follow MSHCP goals and policies when making discretionary actions pursuant to Section 13 of the Implementing Agreement.
General Plan Exhibits