La Quinta Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Barrier Project

APA California Chapter, Inland Empire Section


Thursday, March 23, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CDT

Palm Desert, CA, United States

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Ensuring the conservation of natural lands and endangered species is an important element of community planning in the Coachella Valley and other regions of Southern California. But challenges may arise in managing the interface between natural habitats and urban areas. The Coachella Valley Conservation Commission (CVCC), is the lead agency on a proposed 9.5± mile fence, along the toe of slope of the Santa Rosa Mountain foothills in the City of La Quinta. The Peninsular Bighorn Sheep barrier project aims to limit the ability of endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) to access artificial sources of food and water in urbanized lands, including golf courses and residential areas where they are exposed to urban-related hazards They also impact golf courses, eat landscape plants and present a safety hazard as they sometimes wander onto roads. Katie Barrows, will describe the project, the Draft EIR and CEQA/NEPA process, and the concerns of residents, community members, conservation groups, and golf course communities affected by the project.


Workshop Location: Room 115 of the CVAG Building, 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260


Cost: $20 for AEP/APA Members; $25 for all others

*Lunch is provided

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Katie Barrows

Katie Barrows is the Director of Environmental Resources for the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG), She has been involved with the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan since its inception in the 1990s. At CVAG, she also directs regional environmental programs on energy efficiency, recycling, water conservation, greenhouse ... Read More

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