Oregon Moves to Function and Value Approach to Wetland Mitigation but Approaches Fall Short in Capturing Biodiversity Values

Oregon’s Department of State Lands has developed a new revised rule, effective April 1, 2019, which move toward functions- and values-based mitigation.  Part of the approach list the Stream Function Assessment Method, however, the method depicted falls way short of the same application used by the Habitat Institute.  The Institute actually applied the Stream Function Assessment as part of the …

California Mitigation Requires an Ecosystem Based Metric and Credit ~ No Longer Business As Usual

If you need an ecosystem mitigation assessment to determine mitigation credit(s), then use the Habitat Institute’s Combined Habitat Assessment Protocols (CHAP). CHAP uses a habitat and biodiversity valuing system to determine baseline conditions, impacts, mitigation and future conditions. In so doing it addresses the recent changes made to the California Fish & Wildlife Code by Assembly Bill 2402 [Sept. 2012] and …

Just IMAGINE if every day was Earth Day.

“We believe that every day is Earth Day at The Habitat Institute.” A more sustainable natural world is in our near future for the State of California and our Nation. The following legislation in the State of California – Has set fourth required elements for the identifying and using the best-available-science: California’s Marine Life Management Act (pg. 6 of 112) …

The Habitat Team is wishing you the BEST in 2019:

Let this coming year be filled with our robust conservation goals met, founded in science, and contentment that we are doing all we can to create knowledge to enhance, maintain and value earth’s natural habitats and their biodiversity through time. Sincerely, The Habitat Team

South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project Funded for $177 million

THI’s scientific methodology Combined Habitat Assessment Protocols (CHAP) drives Congress to award $177 million to address sea-rise for our South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project THI’s wildlife habitat assessment of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline study evaluated 173 polygons. Baseline conditions that consisted of 16 different habitat types were determined to describe the 6,674 acres (2,700 ha) site. The …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ECO-PCX – Recommends CHAP for 5TH Approval in California.

Scientific Federal Panel for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ECO-PCX Recommends CHAP for 5TH Approval – Prado Basin, California. The Habitat Institute (THI) implemented Combined Habitat Assessment Protocols (CHAP) for this federal approval and recommendation in Prado Basin project, which is located near Chino Hills, California. This habitat assessment area includes a portion of the Santa Ana River, and was …

Scops Owl Monitoring

  Scops Owl – June 2018 The Habitat Institute is excited to support The Global Owl Project (GLOW) for obtaining 30 GPS tags for observing and checking the progress on Scops owls in Europe. These Lotex PinPoint50 Swift GPS tags weigh only 2.7 grams. GLOW is a wonderful Worldwide project initiative program working towards conservation for the world’s owls. GLOW’s …

SOUL VIBES feat. Sol Tribe a Benefit Event for The Habitat Institute

MAY 11TH | Santa Cruz, California USA | Sol Tribe Please Join Us for SOUL VIBES a benefit event for The Habitat Institute Sol Tribe will be making a surprise appearance on their Spring Tour in Santa Cruz, California for this event. We are hoping you too will join our community of fellow artist and get behind this cause. Our …