The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency leads the implementation of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan (Habitat Plan). The Habitat Plan is a 50-year regional plan to protect endangered species and natural resources while allowing for future development in Santa Clara County. In 2013 the Habitat Plan was adopted by all local participating agencies and permits were issued from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. It is both a habitat conservation plan and natural community conservation plan, or HCP/NCCP. This planning document:

Helps private and public entities plan and conduct projects and activities in ways that lessen impacts on natural resources, including specific threatened and endangered species.

Identifies regional lands—called reserves—to be preserved or restored to benefit those species.

Describes how reserves will be managed and monitored to ensure that they benefit those species. 

In providing a long-term, coordinated program for habitat restoration and conservation, the Habitat Plan aims to enhance the viability of threatened and endangered species throughout the Santa Clara Valley. The Habitat Agency implements the Habitat Plan and reports compliance to the Wildlife Agencies. 


  1. NOTICE OF VACANCIES---PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    The SCVHP Public Advisory Committee (PAC) is actively seeking seeking applicants to represent the business/development community who are interested in serving on the Committee. Deadline for applications is Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Read on...
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What's New

  1. FY 2016-2017 Fee Schedule
    The Fee Schedule has been updated. The new fees will go into effect July 1st for FY 2016-2017.
  2. New Grading Violations and Abatements- Payment of Habitat Plan Fees Memo

    Access it here.