News and Updates

Status of the RCIS

The Administrative Draft RCIS is now available for public review and comment.

The Kaweah RCIS development process started in summer 2020. The Kaweah RCIS Steering Committee worked to create the draft plan, which was submitted to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) for a completeness review and is now available for public review and comment until January 10, 2022.

A completeness review allows CDFW to check for all of the required pieces of an RCIS.  CDFW has determined the RCIS to be complete, and now 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 November 10, 2021, the RCIS was made available on the CDFW website for public review and comment. The RCIS will be available for public review and comment until 5:00 p.m. January 10, 2022.

Notice of Public Review, November 10, 2021

Draft RCIS via CDFW website

On September 8, 2021, East Kaweah GSA submitted the RCIS to CDFW for a completeness review. The agency checked to see if the RCIS documents contained all of the necessary parts.

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

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.