The Future of Habitat Conservation? The Nccp Experience in Southern California

California Research Bureau Report No. CRB-01-009

Posted: 1 Feb 2002

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Daniel Pollak

Government of the State of California - California Research Bureau

Date Written: June 2001

Abstract

The second report in a series. The Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) program was initiated ten years ago in Southern California as a pilot program to reconcile conflicts between endangered species and development. It has been frequently cited as a state and national model for conserving habitat on a regional scale. This report examines the results of the NCCP process, focusing on the two major regional plans that have been approved so far, in San Diego and Orange Counties. The report evaluates the NCCP planning process according to three criteria: feasibility, scientific basis, and acceptance of key stakeholders. The report finds that while the NCCP program has achieved some promising results, serious challenges remain before the process can be judged a success in the two cases studied here. See also the first report of the series (CRB-01-002, March 2001).

JEL Classification: N5, Q20, Q24, Q28, Q30, Q38, R52

Suggested Citation

Pollak, Daniel, The Future of Habitat Conservation? The Nccp Experience in Southern California (June 2001). California Research Bureau Report No. CRB-01-009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=297953

Daniel Pollak (Contact Author)

Government of the State of California - California Research Bureau ( email )

California State Library PO Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001
United States

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