Strategic Habitat Conservation
Conserving the Nature of America
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SHC APPROACH


Strategic Habitat Conservation

Biological Planning

Conservation Design

Conservation Delivery

Monitoring and Research


Related Information:

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

FWS Climate Strategy

Science Excellence

Shared Stories and Practices

 

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Conservation Design

Conservation design involves combining geospatial data with biological information and models to create tools such as maps that evaluate the potential of every acre of habitat to support a species’ population. Using these tools, we can determine what the current habitat-acre capability is — and what it needs to be – to achieve our specific biological objectives or outcomes. We can then make decisions collaboratively about the kind, quantity, and configuration of habitat needed, and what activities to undertake and where.

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Additional Resources:

SHC Sharepoint Portal (FWS and DOI employees only)


Publications

SHC report cover. Credit: USFWS
SHC Report

SHC report cover. Credit: USFWS
SHC Handbook


Conservation in Transition

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Last updated: August 22, 2014

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