California Wetlands Information System

Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy Programs

The Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy is a state agency established to acquire the mountainous lands ringing the Coachella Valley for open space, recreational, and educational use. An important focus for this Conservancy is protection of the palm oases in the region's mountainous canyons. While it may accept lesser interests, most transactions have involved the sale or donation of full title to the land. The Coachella Conservancy offers up to fair market value for property within its jurisdiction.


The territory in which the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy works is specifically defined in the California Public Resources Code, but in general it covers the portions of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains and the Indio Hills that surround the Coachella Valley. The Conservancy can be reached at (619) 776-5026.

This page is an exerpt from Options for Wetland Conservation: A Guide for California Landowners, a publication of the California State Coastal Commission. To obtain a copy of the guide or for more information about the Coastal Conservancy contact:

California State Coastal Conservancy
1330 Broadway, Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 286-1015
FAX: (510) 286-0470



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