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The Upper Santa Ana River Wash Habitat Conservation Plan this month was honored with the Southern California Association of Governments Green Region Initiative award for Resource Conservation and Climate Action, (view the the award video here), and the Inland Empire Section of the American Planning Association's "Hard Won Victories" award. The project, led by the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, outlines a collaborative strategy to manage water, environmental, economic, and community interests in the Upper Santa Ana River Wash. 
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The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians cooperatively steward the cultural native flora of the Wash through a mutual agreement that reflects a shared alliance to preserve the natural environment and traditional uses. Yucca is harvested in spring, and other plants, such as white sage, dog bane, acorn, cactus, pinyon, and juniper berry are also cultivated at various times and locations to celebrate and continue the tribe’s culture, tradition and harmony with the Earth.
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Much of California is braced for another period of drought as the state experiences another year of record lows in precipitation.

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After the completion of its Plunge Creek Conservation Project, San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) recently reported that its efforts to return water flow to historic channels are successfully restoring natural habitat for endangered species and increasing the area’s natural groundwater recharging capabilities.
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District staff and consultants have begun monitoring the endangered California gnatcatcher as a part of the fieldwork associated with the Upper Santa Ana River Wash Habitat Conservation Plan. Surveys began in March and will continue into May. Staff is also working with the United States Geological Survey to develop an integrated protocol for monitoring the San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat as part of the Wash Plan and Plunge Creek conservation projects.
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