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Metropolitan Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan Trust Group

The Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) Trust Group meets at the County of Kern Administrative Center, Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California.  The City agency administrator is appointed by the Bakersfield City Council.  The County agency administrator is appointed by the Kern County Board of Supervisors.   The California Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mandatory advisors are appointed by the respective wildlife agencies. The public member mandatory advisor is appointed every two years, which appointment alternates between the City and the County.

See Boards, Commissions, and Committees for current Board Members.

LEGAL AUTHORITY:
Municipal Code Chapter 15.78 and Joint Powers Agreement #93-168

DUTIES:
Management and implementation of the Metropolitan Habitat Conservation Plan; administration of the mitigation fee program; supervision of State and Federal grants; preservation land acquisition, habitat land restoration and enhancement; monitoring of plan identified species.

MEETINGS:
Contact Martin Ortiz, Trust Administrative Officer at (661) 326-3786 for specific meeting information. 

CONTACTS:
Martin Ortiz - Trust Administrative Officer     
Pamela Elisheva – Associate Planner      
Cecelia Griego – Associate Planner 

 MBHCP Trust Group; c/o City of Bakersfield Planning Department; 1715 Chester Avenue; Bakersfield, CA  93301 (661) 326-3733; devpln@bakersfieldcity.us