East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy is a joint exercise of powers authority formed by the Cities of Brentwood, Clayton, Oakley and Pittsburg and Contra Costa County to implement the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan / Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP or Plan). The HCP/NCCP provides a framework to protect natural resources in eastern Contra Costa County, while improving and streamlining the environmental permitting process for impacts on endangered species. The Plan will allow Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the East Bay Regional Park District and the Cities of Brentwood, Clayton, Oakley, and Pittsburg (collectively, the Permittees) to control endangered species permitting for activities and projects in the region that they perform or approve. The Plan also provides for comprehensive species, wetlands, and ecosystem conservation and contributes to the recovery of endangered species in northern California. The Plan avoids project-by-project permitting that is generally costly and time consuming for applicants and often results in uncoordinated and biologically ineffective mitigation.

HCP/NCCP Overview Booklet

Open rEquests for Proposals

See section Latest News/Updates for more information on:

  • On-Call Preserve Maintenance and Adaptive Management Services (October 2017)
  • Science and Research Grant Program (November 2017)

VACANT SEAT ON PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy seeks (1) land owner and/or agriculturalist, or their representative from the Plan "Inventory Area" to serve on the Public Advisory Committee to provide input on implementation of the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan.

For more information and application materials, please click here.

Applications must be received by Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5 PM by email to maureen.parkes@dcd.cccounty.us or mail to Maureen Parkes, Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development, 30 Muir Rd., Martinez, CA 94553

Neighboring Landowner Assurances Information

Full text of the Neighboring Landowner Assurances Provision is located in Chapter 10, Assurances, of the HCP/NCCP (pages 10-14 through 10-16) and here. The entire HCP/NCCP document is located in Documents.

Contacting the Conservancy

East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy
c/o Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development
30 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 674-7831