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Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation

Examine the techniques and best practices for implementing Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs), Natural Community Conservation Plans (NCCPs) and other types of regional conservation plans for endangered species. Learn how to address the challenges of implementing a plan after approval. Topics include:

  • Key implementation challenges
  • Program administration and reporting tools and tips
  • Land acquisition and conservation techniques, issues and solutions
  • Cost-effective habitat management and restoration planning and execution
  • Species and habitat monitoring
  • Permit compliance tools and tips
  • Compliance monitoring, tracking and reporting
  • Plan amendments
  • Implementation lessons learned that help prepare a better plan

Note: This course is distinct from the course Habitat Conservation Planning, which covers how to prepare HCPs and NCCPs.


David Zippin, Ph.D., is a vice president with ICF International and leads the firm's large habitat conservation planning and implementation practice. He has contributed to, managed, overseen and implemented more than 35 regional and project HCPs and NCCPs and their environmental documents. He is coauthor of the award-winning Understanding the Habitat Conservation Planning Process in California: A Guidebook for Project and Regional Conservation Planning.


Dec. 5: Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA





Special Discounts:

10% discount for organizations enrolling three or more people at the same time in the same course. All registrations must be submitted at the same time and fees paid with one check, credit card or purchase order.
10% discount for APACA Section and BIA members


.6 CEU, 6 Hours, 6 MCLE Hours, 6 AICP Hours






Earn a Certificate

This course is part of these certificate programs:

Land Use and Environmental Planning