In August of 2019 the District agreed to be the lead agency for the CEQA in the restoration of the Palisades ranch in Oro Grande. The Mojave Desert Land Trust purchased the retired agriculture farm with plans to restore the native wildlife habitat and plant species to the original Mojave river wash and desert landscape. The District has offered to assist in the tamarisk/Arundo removal. With the project description complete the environmental consulting process is moving forward and should be in the final stages soon.

Initial Study - May 2022 (268  MB)

Final Initial Study - August 2022 (284 MB)