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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 15, 2022
Meghan Porter, Public Information Supervisor, 360-490-0562, or email at meghan.porter@co.thurston.wa.us 

Media Education Session About County Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)
County to host one-hour presentation and Q&A session to answer questions about what federal approval of its HCP could mean for builders, conservationi

OLYMPIA – On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Thurston County staff will host an online, one-hour media education session from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

What: Thurston County Habitat Conservation Plan Media Education Session 
When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Attend Virtually: 
County officials believe the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) may soon be approved by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the lead federal agency overseeing species recovery for local animals added to the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) list in 2013 and 2014. 

If the HCP is approved, what does that mean for the community? What changes can builders, species conservationists, and the community expect? The answers can be a bit complicated and easily misunderstood. This education session will speak directly to those questions. During this education session, the media will have access to lay-staff and experts who can answer general and specific questions, and point to online resources for additional facts, details, and contact information that could be helpful in a deadline situation.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3