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Habitat Conservation Plan Homepage

Removing Barriers to Permitting

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The County's Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is still being reviewed by the federal agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If approved, the County will get federal approval to issue building and development permits in unincorporated areas of the County protected by federal Endangered Species Act law. 

That means properties with Mazama pocket gopher, Oregon spotted frog, and other HCP-species habitats may be covered by the County HCP/federal permit. This keeps permitting decisions local, while reducing costs and wait times for applicants who would otherwise need their own federal permit. 

The County’s habitat conservation plan will also provide mitigation options for applicants who need them, while contributing to a large-scale reserve system that helps save HCP species from extinction.

The HCP Covers these projects & species

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