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Proper stewardship of Stanford�s lands has been, and will continue to be, essential to the success of the University. Stanford has developed a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) to establish a conservation strategy for the next 50 years.

Stanford's HCP establishes a comprehensive conservation program that protects, restores and enhances habitat areas; monitors and reports on covered species populations; and avoids and minimizes impacts on species and their habitats. The HCP also provides major new commitments of land protection, personnel, and resources dedicated to habitat conservation.

What's New?

On March 26, 2013, Stanford revised its Incidental Take Permit application with USFWS, as discussed in the December 6, 2012 letter described below. The revised application document can be found on the "HCP Documents" page.

Stanford Suspends Portion of HCP

On December 6, 2012, Stanford asked NOAA Fisheries and USFWS to temporarily suspend processing the San Francisquito and Los Trancos creeks portions of the Section 10(a) permit applications to allow a faculty and staff committee to complete its study of the future of Searsville Dam and Reservoir.  More information can be found in this article in the Stanford Report.

Additionally, here are the links to pdfs of the letters from Stanford to NOAA Fisheries and to USFWS.

HCP and FEIS Published

On November 23, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Fisheries) published the Final Stanford HCP and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), analyzing the potential effects of issuing incidental take permits under the HCP.

Links to these documents can be found on the "HCP Documents" pages.

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