What projects and activities are covered by the Habitat Plan?
Projects are well-defined actions that occur once in a discrete location (e.g., building a house). By contrast, activities are actions that occur repeatedly in one or more locations (e.g., vegetation management along roads and streams). Together, these activities and projects are the covered activities for which endangered species permits from the Wildlife Agencies will be obtained. Covered activities under the Habitat Plan include all types of private development and public projects so long as certain criteria are met.

All covered activities must incorporate the relevant conditions on covered activities described in Chapter 6 of the Habitat Plan to avoid or minimize impacts on covered species and natural communities.

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1. What is the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan (Habitat Plan)?
2. Who developed the Habitat Plan? When was it approved?
3. What is a habitat conservation plan (HCP)?
4. What is a natural community conservation plan (NCCP)?
5. Why develop a joint HCP/NCCP?
6. What is "take"?
7. What are the benefits of the Habitat Plan?
8. What projects and activities are covered by the Habitat Plan?
9. What projects and activities are not covered by the Habitat Plan?
10. How long is the Habitat Plan in effect?
11. What are the boundaries of the Habitat Plan? How are the boundaries determined?
12. What does the Habitat Plan not do?
13. Who is responsible for overseeing implementation of the Habitat Plan?