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The Upper Santa Ana Wash Habitat Conservation Plan and Final EIS/SEIR will be published Friday in the Federal Register, signifying a major step toward implementation. The 4,500-acreWash Planwas developed over many years by a local Wash Plan Task Force made up of the cities of Highland and Redlands; the SBVWCD, East Valley Water District, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District; CEMEX, Robertson’s Ready Mix; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. It represents a unique collaboration between government, business and environmental interests to expand sensitive habitat areas and water storage, while establishing appropriate areas for mining operations that provide essential construction aggregate and jobs to the region. Read More