What Are Programmatic Permits?

Programmatic Permits cover specific practices over a specific area that are issued by various agencies. The purpose of obtaining these permits was to simplify complicated permitting processes and allow potential users the opportunity to come to one entity to obtain all or most of the permits needed. Our Programmatic Permits specifically address removal of invasive plant species.

Where Are The Permits?

The VCRCD holds the permits, and maintains them. They cover all of the Calleguas Creek Watershed, and the Los Angeles Portion of the Santa Clara River (also called the Upper Santa Clara River).


The concern of invasive species as a fire hazard, flooding hazard, and destruction of native and critical habitats, moved the VCRCD to obtain a permit that might make it easier for people to remove invasive species.

How Did VCRCD Get These Permits?

VCRCD, through grant funding, performed all necessary document preparations (including CEQA), and applied for each individual agency’s permit to obtain these programmatic permits. Costs for each set of Programmatic Permits was over $1M.

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