The Western Riverside County Multi Species Habitat Conservation Plan is a region wide effort to preserve half a million acres of critical habitat to protect 146 species. The creation of this system of reserves was, in part, a result of the efforts of many of the women of “Making Waves” and the long-term protection of these lands remains their concern. From the chaparral hill sides and the riparian land along ephemeral streams and in arroyos, the lands that are home to the area’s unique birds, plants, insects, reptiles, and mammals owe their preservation to the environmental movements initiated by the women of “Making Waves.”