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Habitat Conservation Planning Support
This site provides an overview of the concept of habitat conservation planning (HCP), a program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The information includes descriptions of the primary aspects of HCP: collection of ecological field data; design of reserves; analysis of the impacts that may result in the extinction of vulnerable species; monitoring to evaluate the progress of a given HCP; and areas of support such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and simulation modeling. There are also links to examples of current research being conducted to support each of these aspects.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-081
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Western Ecological Research Center

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Phil Stoffer
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)