First Regional Conservation Investment Strategy Approved by CDFW

The first of its kind Santa Clara Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) was approved by California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) last month. The Santa Clara RCIS covers the entirety of Santa Clara County and identifies conservation goals, priorities, and actions to protect endangered species such as the San Joaquin kit fox, Swainson’s hawk, […]

Implementing Advance Mitigation in California

On July 21st, Governor Brown signed into law SB 103, a budget trailer bill that builds upon recent efforts to improve advance mitigation in California by making several important modifications to AB 2087 (Levine, 2016). AB 2087 provided the legal authority for the creation of advance mitigation credits based on voluntary and non-regulatory Regional Conservation […]