Paradise Valley will be a conservation-oriented development that will result in the dedication of conservation easements protecting over 21,000 acres of sensitive habitat.

21,000 acres of conservation land

As part of the Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) agreement, 8% of the lands would be developed and 92% of the lands within the MSHCP Area would be conserved as natural open space. At full build-out, Paradise Valley will dedicate over 21,000 acres to be conserved within the MSCHP Area.

A fixed boundary and wide buffer

The footprint of Paradise Valley will be permanently defined and will establish the limits of development in this area.

Perimeter buffer

Perimeter trail and transition buffer zone to open space. Click image to enlarge.

Keeping wildlife safe

Edge effects around the project will be limited by utilizing setbacks, vegetation barriers, lighting controls and tortoise fencing, consistent with MSHCP Land Use Adjacency Guidelines. Notably, the development of Paradise Valley will result in a conservation dedication which will provide the MSHCP Desert Tortoise Linkage Conservation Area with approximately one-half of its 75-year goal for obtaining lands.


Cross-section of the border area and tortoise fencing. Click image to enlarge.

Preserving the dark sky

The protection of night sky visibility is important not only to protect the Joshua Tree National Park night sky, but as a positive attribute for the residents who will live here. Dark sky guidelines will follow the philosophy of the International Dark-Sky Association and will apply to residential, commercial and recreational uses as well as signage and street lights.