Habitat Conservation Planning

Our habitat conservation team specialize in project management, plan preparation, permitting, and plan implementation for regional and large-scale conservation planning efforts in diverse ecosystems. We deliver practical, thorough plans that leverage our understanding of federal and state regulations and policies, scientific knowledge of diverse species and habitats, and use of the latest advances in survey protocols.

Tailored Approach to Planning Challenges

We prepare habitat conservation plans and natural community conservation plans that incorporate unique and, in some cases, previously unexplored planning and permitting approaches. Using more than 20 years’ experience, we tailor an approach to your plan area’s unique characteristics. Our team understands local and regional sensitivities and has strong relationships with resource agency staff.

Turnkey Habitat Design

Upon plan adoption, our habitat construction subsidiary HRS provide turnkey design–build services to construct, maintain, monitor, and manage habitat restoration projects. Your project benefits from a restoration program implemented in a streamlined, cost-effective manner to meet performance goals within regulatory time frames and financial expectations.

In Our Words

“Successful habitat conservation planning requires deep resources and expertise to understand science, integrate land use planning, and collaborate with a spectrum of agency, industry, and environmental stakeholders.”

Mike Howard
Senior Biologist

What We Do

Our multidisciplinary in-house specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.

  • Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)

    Case Study

    Four agencies undertook a collaborative planning effort to facilitate renewable energy development across California deserts while conserving natural resources and uses.

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  • South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan and Aquatic Resources Plan

    Case Study

    The SSHCP and ARP provide projects with streamlined permitting processes while creating a preserve system to protect habitat, open space, and agricultural lands.

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  • Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan

    Case Study

    The Western Riverside County MSHCP seeks to conserve 146 plant and animal species, including endangered and threatened species, and associated habitats on more than 1.2 million acres

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