Habitat Conservation Plan
The Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) was designed to avoid and reduce impacts on five terrestrial and aquatic species, three of which are currently listed under the Endangered Species Act. The plan was applied in February 2012 and is a 50 year commitment.
The HCP ensures the long-term conservation needs of HCP species are addressed during DNRC management activities, like timber harvest, roads, and grazing.
The species covered in the HCP are:
- Grizzly bear
- Canada lynx
- Bull trout
- Westslope cutthroat trout
- Columbia redband trout
By having a HCP in place, the DNRC contributes to the recovery of species, prevents future listings, and strengthens the link between species conservation and trust land management. The DNRC manages activities to produce revenues while still conserving species.
The project area includes 548,500 acres of trust lands.
- Project Area Map (pdf)