What is the relationship between RPV and the PVPLC?
The city of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy work together though their Natural Community Conservation Planning agreement, or NCCP, under which the city must restore at least 5 acres of its preserve land per year. This article from the Daily Breeze does a good job of setting the stage for the foundations of the relationship.
See this local link if the DB link does not work: Daily Breeze-RPV-PVPLC-final-contract-31OCT2011
From the article, “Under an agreement with state and federal wildlife agencies called the Natural Community Conservation Planning, or NCCP, the city must restore at least 5 acres of its preserve land per year. Much of that land includes depleted coastal sage scrub, a plant community that’s home to a threatened bird called the coastal California gnatcatcher. The NCCP agreement, like the land conservancy contract, has taken a long time to finalize. It’s expected to be approved by the city and wildlife agencies early next year. In the NCCP agreement, the land conservancy is the designated habitat manager for the preserve. “