Habitat Conservation Plan Workshop
University of California
Habitat Conservation Plan Workshop

HCP Workshop Welcome

Habitat Conservation Plans in

Southern California: 

     Lessons Learned over a Decade (+)


Thanks for making the 2014 HCP workshop a success!!!


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 Southern California has been the testing ground for a very large experiment in protecting biodiversity known as habitat conservation plans. These plans were envisioned at the time as a novel tool to both ensure species protection as well as allow for the continued economic development of some of the most valuable real estate in the country. Perhaps nowhere else in the U.S., and maybe the world, is there a more acute potential conflict between high levels of biodiversity, large numbers of endangered species, and a seemingly unquenchable need for new homes and economic development. The challenge has been great, but so are the potential benefits. Riverside, Orange, and San Diego Counties each have Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plans in place, some of which have been in operation for a decade or more. This milestone is an opportunity to assess where we started, where we are, and whether we are equipped to meet the future challenges that implementing these plans will entail. This workshop is designed to provide a dialogue between conservation practitioners and the scientific community to identify what has worked well and where new ideas are needed to meet on-going conservation challenges.


WHEN? May 20, 2014, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

HOW MUCH? Early Registration Fees are $55 before May 5th after that they increase to $75. (continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are included)



UCR Palm Desert Center

75080 Frank Sinatra Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92211


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Edith Allen, UCR, edith.allen@ucr.edu

Chris McDonald, UCCE, cjmcdonald@ucanr.edu

Cameron Barrows, UCR cbarrows@ucr.edu

Thomas Scott, UCB/UCR, thomas.scott@ucr.edu

Jeff Diez, UCR, jeff.diez@ucr.edu

Michael Allen, UCR, michael.allen@ucr.edu

Webmaster Email: cjmcdonald@ucanr.edu