News and Updates

Status of the RCIS

The Draft RCIS has been submitted for CDFW completeness review.

The Kaweah RCIS development process started in summer 2020. The Kaweah RCIS Steering Committee worked to create the draft plan, which went to public review summer 2021 and has been submitted to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) for a completeness review.

A completeness review allows CDFW to check for all of the required pieces of an RCIS. After CDFW determines the RCIS to be complete, the RCIS will be available to the public for additional public review, followed by a final CDFW review.

Once approved, the plan is valid for 10 years, at which point it can be renewed.


On September 8, 2021, East Kaweah GSA submitted the RCIS to CDFW for a completeness review. The agency will check to see if the RCIS documents contain all of the necessary parts, after which additional review steps will be taken.

On February, 26, 2021, East Kaweah GSA released a Notice of Intent to prepare the Regional Conservation Investment Strategy. This public notice describes the process and proposed plan region and content.

On July 21, 2021, East Kaweah GSA and partners held a public meeting to provide oral or written comments for consideration in the RCIS document’s development, as well as pose any clarifying questions. Approximately 20 in-person and 15 online participants attended.

Notice of Public Meeting, July 21, 2021