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Sierra Club honors local environmental heroes

Davis Enterprise

May 22, 2019

           This year, environmentalists from the local Sierra Club Yolano Group’s area received four of the six                       individual awards given for all of Northern California at the Sierra Club’s Mother Lode Chapter Annual                   Awards Banquet in Sacramento on May 18. One additional special award for meritorious service was                     given to a local environmentalist by the Yolano Group. Continue Reading

Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan goes into effect this month

Woodland Daily Democrat, By Heather Kemp

December 4, 2018

A 600-page plan that took 25 years to complete and get approved will likely begin the implementation process this month. The Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan is a lengthy document created by the Yolo Habitat Conservancy — a joint-powers agency made up of the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland — that will conserve over 32,000 acres of land over 50 years for 12 special status species. Continue Reading

Habitat conservation plan with Solano ties gets state, federal nod

Fairfield Daily Republic, By Todd Hansen

November 7, 2018

A habitat conservation plan that was first introduced in the 1990s – and was more than 25 years into its reincarnation – has been approved by the state and federal Fish & Wildlife departments.

“The (Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan) really is a ground-breaking example of effective conservation in California,” West Sacramento Councilman Chris Ledesma

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Yolo Habitat Conservation plan gets formal approval

Woodland Daily Democrat

October 31, 2018

The Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan has now received final approval from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This milestone was celebrated Tuesday at a Signing Ceremony on the Grand Steps of River Walk Park in West Sacramento. Continue Reading

Yolo habitat conservation plan receives final approval

Davis Enterprise

October 31, 2018

The Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP) received final approval from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Continue Reading

Woodland signs off on Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan

Woodland Daily Democrat, By Jim Smith

June 6, 2018

In 1995, Tom Stallard was a “freshman” supervisor when the Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan was first proposed. Today he’s a Woodland councilman.

And on Tuesday, Stallard — aided by Councilman Skip Davies, who has helped shepherd the plan the past two years — eagerly endorsed the initiative which sets up conservation programs to protect endangered species. Continue Reading

Conservation and agriculture coexist with new plan

Winters Express, By Julia Millon

May 24, 2018

Land development in the state endangers the habitat and continued existence of native species in the area, leading to policy efforts to protect them. However, preservation has historically worked against the preservation of another open land use at the heart of Yolo County—agriculture.

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Yolo Habitat Conservancy Plan approved by Supervisors

Woodland Daily Democrat, By Cintia Lopez

May 22, 2018

It’s been more than 20 years in the making — Yolo supervisors have finally adopted the Yolo Habitat
Conservancy plan with a unanimous vote.

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County, city approve Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan

Davis Enterprise, By Anne Ternus-Bellamy

May 23, 2018

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan on Tuesday, one week after the Davis City Council did the same.

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Yolo County conservation plan could see approval

Woodland Daily Democrat, By Cintia Lopez

May 5, 2018

The final Yolo Conservation plan — which has been in the works since the 1990s — will be considered for certification during an upcoming meeting.

The Yolo Habitat Conservancy will receive an updated plan and presentation that will encompass the environmental impact statement and the environmental impact report, according to a report prepared by Executive Director Petrea Marchand and Project Manager Heidi Tschudin.

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Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan heads for final approval

Davis Enterprise, By Anne Ternus-Bellamy

May 9, 2018

Western burrowing owls, valley elderberry longhorn beetles and giant garter snakes are among the dozen species protected under the 50-year conservation plan local governments will consider for approval over the next two months.

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50-year Conservation Plan for Yolo, part of Solano nears finalization

Daily Republic, By Todd R. Hansen

May 2, 2018

A habitat conservation plan that includes nearly 1,200 acres of privately owned land in Solano County is about a month away from being finalized.

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Draft Yolo habitat conservation plan aims to protect 12 species

Davis Enterprise, By Anne Ternus-Bellamy

July 9, 2017

Western burrowing owls, valley elderberry longhorn beetles and giant garter snakes are among the dozen species protected under the $371 million, 50-year draft habitat and conservation plan currently circulating for public comment.

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Draft Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan released for public comment

Davis Enterprise, By Anne Ternus-Bellamy

June 23, 2017

A draft plan aimed at protecting Yolo County’s natural habitats and sensitive species over the next 50 years will be the topic of discussion at an upcoming Board of Supervisors meeting as well as at a public meeting scheduled for next week in Davis.

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Countywide habitat conservation plan now under review

Daily Democrat, By Jim Smith

June 10, 2017

Woodland’s City Council got the first official look at a countywide Habitat Conservation Plan that has been in the making since 2002.

The multi-species conservation effort is now undergoing a 90-day public comment period for development of an environmental report.

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Nearly 1,200 Solano Acres Part of Yolo Conservation Plan

Daily Republic, By Todd R. Hansen

June 07, 2017

FAIRFIELD — Nearly 1,200 acres of privately owned land south of Putah Creek in Solano County is part of a proposed habitat conservation plan that also includes the whole of Yolo County.

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Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan Released

Daily Democrat, By Democrat Staff

June 02, 2017

The long-delayed Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan has been released for a 90-day public comment period.

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Habitat Conservation Plan proposed for Yolo, Solano counties

The Reporter, By Reporter Staff

June 01, 2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the Notice of Availability for the proposed Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP) prepared by the Yolo Habitat Conservancy, Yolo County, and the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland.

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Yolo Habitat Conservancy deserves high praise

Davis Enterprise, By Glen Holstein

August 14, 2016

Because it’s so complicated to conserve nature in today’s altered environment, projects successfully bringing stakeholders and local governments together to achieve that deserve the highest praise.

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Habitat conservation program moves forward

Davis Enterprise, By Jason McAlister

March 9, 2014

Developers, farmers and conservationists often have competing interests when it comes to how land should be used. After a decade in the works, a Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan that would help balance those interests and ease the effects of development on endangered species is nearing completion.

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