With wildlands like this in our own backyard, it’s important to ensure they remain healthy and protected, so the biodiversity of the Landmarks can continue to thrive in their natural environment. In order to protect Orange County’s native wildlands, protection plans like the Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) program take a broad-based ecosystem approach to planning for the protection and perpetuation of biological diversity. NCCP programs operate under a partnership with the State of California, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and local landowners and environmental agencies.
Irvine Ranch Conservancy works closely with its partners OC Parks, City of Irvine, City of Newport Beach, and the Natural Communities Coalition (NCC) to help fulfill their commitments to the NCCP/HCP and keep local wildlands healthy for years to come. Through thoughtful and science-based programs, Irvine Ranch Conservancy and its partners work collectively to regenerate the land, enabling once-threatened species of plants and animals to thrive again.
To learn more about Irvine Ranch Conservancy and restoration efforts on the Landmarks, visit IRConservancy.org.