Habitat Conservation Planning Branch, Department of Fish and Game, California
Data Center Description
The California Habitat Conservation Planning Branch consists of three programs:
The Conservation Planning Program promotes, coordinates, and provides, policy guidance on the creation and implementation of large-scale, multispecies, habitat conservation plans. This includes Natural Community Conservation Planning, habitat acquisition, mitigation/conservation banking, and Federal conservation plan coordination.
The CESA/CEQA Permitting Program coordinates the Department's review of environmental documents under the California Environmental Quality Act and the issuance of endangered species take permits allowed under the California Endangered Species Act.
The third program, Species Conservation and Recovery Program, coordinates listing and recovery efforts for the State's endangered, threatened, and rare plants and animals and compiles and distributes biological and status information on threatened and endangered species, species of special concern, and other native wildlife. Also, the program approves Scientific Collecting Permits and research memorandums of understanding for most plant and animal species.