Joint Powers & CVMC Shumway Ranch
Desert Recreation District and the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC) Joint Powers Agreement
In 2020, Desert Recreation District and the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC) entered into a Joint Powers Agreement with the goal to partner in providing management and stewardship of properties and resources the two organizations have in common to the pursuit of their respective missions.
Our first joint project will be the management, renovation, and restoration of Shumway Ranch. The CVMC has teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Board and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to preserve the land and give bighorn sheep and other wildlife a natural habitat to occupy.
The District will provide maintenance oversite as well as coordinate specific renovation projects that will complement the properties wildlife preservation mission and allow the ranch to be appropriately accessible to the public for small group educational opportunities.