Writing A Conservation Agreement


Target Audience:

Service biologists who work on conservation agreements.

Summary and Objectives:

This course will introduce those new to writing conservation agreements to the basics of Candidate Conservation Agreements with and without Assurances and Safe Harbor Agreements and how to communicate with prospective and participating landowners about their needs and those of the species of interest in order to produce a workable document. The course introduces students to the four phases of the agreement process and explains what documents are required in order to complete a CCAA or SHA.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the agreement process and know what documents need to be completed before an agreement is approved.
  • Write a basic conversation agreement for CCAs, CCAAs and SHAs using plain language.
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4 hours
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