Habitat Conservation Division

The Renewable Energy Planning Branch...

The hydropower licensing process provides the Service with a critical role in pursuing the restoration of the nation's wetlands, waterways, and watersheds through its various programs in collaboration with our partners.

Opportunities include restoring river flows, protection of fish and wildlife habitat, protection of listed species, provision of fish passage to reconnect fragmented river habitats, and fish and wildlife restoration.

This effort integrates many of the Service's programs and has a long tradition of fostering collaboration with the regulated community and our partners to accomplish common ecosystem conservation and restoration goals.

The program success requires a long-term project planning commitment (the Federal Energy Regulatory Ccommission's licensing process averages 7 years to complete) to reap long-term fish and wildlife benefits (30-50 years).

Visit our National Conservation Planning Assistance page