Improving Habitat Conservation Planning: The California Natural Community Conservation Model

Table 1: Expressed concerns of stakeholders regarding Section 10 HCPs.

Environmental Community Regulated Community
Little funding for plans and "no surprises" Lack of certainty
"Jeopardy" too weak a standard Unreasonable costs
Few public participation opportunities Imbalanced allocation of costs
Ineffective management provisions Agreements not reliable
Poor oversight of plan implementation Science lacks rigor
Small ownerships lead to fragmentation Planning process not predictable
Species focus too narrow Implementing not streamlined
Lack of credible scientific input Not enough public funding

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