Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy

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Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy
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TypeState agency
Headquarters73-710 Fred Waring Drive
Coordinates33°43′49″N 116°22′46″W / 33.7302°N 116.3795°W / 33.7302; -116.3795Coordinates: 33°43′49″N 116°22′46″W / 33.7302°N 116.3795°W / 33.7302; -116.3795
Region served
Coachella Valley
Executive director
Jim R. Karpiak[1]
Main organ
Governing board
AffiliationsState of California

The Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy is an agency of the State of California. Through its Open Space Protection Program, it buys and keeps land in the Coachella Valley and in the surrounding mountains,[2]:21 both for the protection and conservation of its cultural and natural resources and for the use and enjoyment of the public, it was established by the California State Legislature in 1991.[1][3]:396

The San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs, California, are at the western edge of the Coachella Valley.


  1. ^ a b About. Palm Desert, CA: Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy. Accessed April 2016.[self-published source?]
  2. ^ California State Auditor (2009). High-Risk Update—Maintaining and Improving Infrastructure. Sacramento, California: Bureau of State Audits. Accessed April 2016.
  3. ^ [Subcommittee on Department of the Interior and Related Agencies] (1998). Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations for 1999: hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session. Washington : U.S. G.P.O. ISBN 9780160563997.