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Apple Valley Preserves Open Space While Encouraging Development

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The Town of Apple Valley has worked with state and federal wildlife agencies since 2010 to create a multiple species habitat conservation plan. The plan’s goal is to proactively preserve open space, protect threatened and endangered species and maintain the city’s high-desert character.

Preserving open space and other natural systems act as “carbon sinks” which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

In addition to assuring that future development within Apple Valley meets the requirements of the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, the plan will streamline the environmental permitting process and reduce costs for developers wishing to do business in Apple Valley.

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