One of America’s greatest conservation scientists John Craighead is dead at 100.

During 12 years of research in Yellowstone, the Craighead twins, Frank and John, pioneered modern radio-collaring techniques for wildlife research. Photo by the Craighead Institute

During 12 years of research in Yellowstone, the Craighead twins, Frank and John, pioneered modern radio-collaring techniques for wildlife research. Photo by the Craighead Institute

Conservation science is much more than simply a focus to protect, sustain and conserve our world’s natural resources. Conservation is also an ethical responsibility that with possessing the privilege of this earth comes with it a duty of maintaining its ecological integrity. America has lost one man that knew this better than most.

Director and Chief Scientist at The Habitat Institute states “Craighead was the reason I went to the University of Montana and enrolled in Wildlife Biology. Later years, when I was leading the first black bear/habitat use study in Oregon, I tried to emulate his Scapegoat Bear Study, where he used remote sensing to map habitat.”

John Craighead legendary teachings in wildlife science, and his passion for nature have undoubtedly influenced many conservation scientists, and will not be forgotten by his successors.

Legendary wildlife scientist John Craighead dead at age 100.

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Breaking News!

The Habitat Institute has just completed a 7 month scientific review of the Combined Habitat Assessment Protocols (CHAP) method that followed the National Academy of Sciences process.  The review was part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) model review overseen by their Planning Center of Expertise (PCX).

The Habitat Institute and the USACE will be working on next steps for implementation. 

 

Invitation Accepted

The Habitat Institute has accepted an invitation to present CHAP to the NRDA West Coast Joint Assessment Team, Seattle, WA.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Mitigation Policy

The Habitat Institute will be presenting to United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) a bureau within the Department of Interior on May 24TH, 2016. How Combined Habitat Assessment Protocols (CHAP) system can address requirements set forth in the Presidential Memorandum for Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment.
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
This CHAP presentation will touch base specifically on the details published in the Presidential Memorandum and USFWS’s Proposed Mitigation Policy: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/03/08/2016-05142/proposed-revisions-to-the-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-mitigation-policy

SCAG takes a powerful step in the right direction: Protecting the environment.

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) releases a report for public comment that supports the application of innovative land conservation tools. Stating the application of, The Habitat Institute’s Combined Habitat Assessment Protocols (CHAP) accounting and appraisal tool was applied to measure habitat quality for their Conservation Framework and Assessment Report, and that this report acts as a key step towards a regional conservation program and/or a regional advance mitigation plan.

http://scagrtpscs.net/Documents/2016/draft/d2016RTPSCS_NaturalFarmLands.pdf