As of November 02, 2015 the United States Army Corps of Engineers Planning Centers of Expertise (PCXs) has started a formal review of, The Habitat Institute’s Combined Habitat Assessment Protocols (CHAP) approach. CHAP’s scientific review has proceeded for 3 ½ consecutive months.
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.
The Northwest Habitat Institute as of January 01, 2016 is DBA: The Habitat Institute
We hope that you’ll join The Habitat Institute in 2016 to strive to maintain our Earth’s ecological integrity.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
EPA’s mission is “to protect human health and the environment.” EPA, along with other federal and state agencies collectively bears responsibilities for ensuring that ecological systems are conserved. In particular collaborating with the Habitat Institute working to sustain and restore natural freshwater resources/habitats. Freshwater habitats are comprised of flowing (i.e., streams and rivers) and standing (i.e., lakes, ponds, and wetlands) waters.. Viewing complex biological systems and conducting ecological research assessment projects dealing with developing ways to more efficiently evaluate the health of water bodies. Function research looks at what water bodies do for us, such as providing drinking water or habitat for fish, and how to protect those functions. Together, these water research projects help protect the nation’s wetlands, streams, rivers, and lakes.
A final CHAP habitat assessment report for the San Francisco Bay South Shoreline project that addresses sea rise issues was submitted and accepted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Northwest Habitat Institute produces its first IBook, A Guide to Oregon and Washington Wetland Wildlife and their Habitats. Schools are able to receive a discount, please contact us.