County approves airport wildlife management services agreement

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a wildlife management agreement for the five county-operated airports including French Valley Airport and Hemet-Ryan Airport. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote Tuesday, Jan. 26, approved a five-year agreement between the county’s Transportation Land Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agreement also includes work plans for the French Valley, Hemet-Ryan, Jacqueline Cochran, Chiriaco Summit and Blythe airports. In September 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration gave the county a grant to conduct a wildlife assessment at French Valley Airport, Hemet-Ryan Airport and Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, which is in Thermal. The assessment identified significant wildlife presence at each of the three airports, an
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