Southeastern Lincoln County
Habitat Conservation Plan
Lincoln County is responsible for compliance with the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), and for implementing the South East Lincoln County Habitat Conservation Plan (SLCHCP). Specifically, Lincoln County must adhere to Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA (The Incidental Take Permit provision).
THE SLCHP: The SLCHCP is designed to ensure the survivability of vulnerable species in Lincoln County. Actions pursued include research, habitat restoration, public information and education, and species protection.
The SLCHCP was developed to achieve a balance between
- The long-term conservation and recovery of the diversity of natural habitats and native species of plants and animals (known as "Covered Species") present in the southeastern of Lincoln County; and
- The orderly growth and development in southeastern Lincoln County, while protecting species specified in the Endangered Species Act (ESA).