Covered Species

Identification of a list of species that will be “covered” by the Plan (i.e., covered by the permits and conserved and managed through the implementation of the Plan) is one of the most important early steps in HCP development. This is commonly referred to as the covered species list. The the HCP will evaluate the impacts of covered activities (i.e., those activities for which take authorization is requested) on covered species and estimate the level of take expected from these covered activities. The HCP will also describe a conservation strategy to mitigate these impacts and conserve and manage these species and the habitats upon which they depend for survival. Note that the list of covered species may continue to evolve as the process of describing activities and quantifying impacts moves forward as part of HCP development.

Photos courtesy of ICF International & Kerwin Russell/Riverside-Corona Resource District

Photos courtesy of ICF International & Kerwin Russell/Riverside-Corona Resource District

Draft List of Covered Species

SpeciesScientific NameStatus
FederalState
Plants
slender-horned spineflowerDodecahema leptocerasEndangeredEndangered
Santa Ana River woolly-starEriastrum densifolium ssp. sanctorumEndangeredEndangered
Invertebrates
Delhi Sands flower-loving flyRhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalisEndangeredNone
Fish
Santa Ana suckerCatostomus santaanaeThreatenedSSC
arroyo chubGila orcuttiiNoneSSC
Santa Ana speckled daceRhinichthys osculus ssp. 3NoneSSC
Amphibians & Reptiles
arroyo toadAnaxyrus californicusEndangeredSSC
western pond turtleEmys marmorataNoneSSC
western spadefootSpea hammondiiNoneSSC
South coast garter snakeThamnophis sirtalis ssp.NoneSSC
California glossy snakeArizona elegans occidentailsNoneNone
Bird
southwestern willow flycatcherEmpidonax traillii extimusEndangeredEndangered
least Bell's vireoVireo bellii pusillusEndangeredEndangered
tricolored blackbirdAgelaius tricolorNoneSSC
western yellow-billed cuckooCoccyzus americanus occidentalisCandidateEndangered
yellow-breasted chatIcteria virensNoneSSC
burrowing owlAthene cuniculariaNoneSSC
cactus wrenCampylorhynchus brunneicapillus anthonyiNoneNone
coastal California gnatcatcherPolioptila californica californicaThreatenedSSC
Mammals
San Bernardino kangaroo ratDipodomys merriami parvusEndangeredSSC
San Diego black-tailed jackrabbitLepus californicus bennettiiNoneSSC
Los Angeles pocket mousePerognathus longimembris brevinasusNoneSSC
SSC = California Department of Fish and Wildlife Species of Special Concern