Latest News/Updates

Vacant seat on the Public Advisory Committee

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy seeks (1) individual or organization representative 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 October 16, 2015 by email to or mail to Maureen Parkes, Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development, 30 Muir Rd., Martinez, CA 94553

2014 Annual report

The 2014 Annual Report and Year in Review document were approved at the April 27th, 2015 meeting of the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy Governing Board.

All prior years' annual reports are located on the Documents page.

mitigation fee adjustments

The ECCC HCP/NCCP fees were adjusted on March 15, 2015, pursuant to cost indices and formulas prescribed by the HCP/NCCP. New mitigation fee calculators can be found on the Project Permitting page.


The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy has prepared a document entitled "Assessment of Plan Effects on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Species." The Conservancy Governing Board approved the final report at the February 23, 2015 Board Meeting.

This report provides an assessment of the effects of the East Contra Costa County HCP/NCCP on 59 special-status species that were not covered by the Plan but are often addressed in CEQA analyses ("CEQA species"), 41 plant and 18 animal species. The purpose of the assessment is to provide a programmatic, cumulative CEQA effects analysis for CEQA species taking into account impacts of all covered activities, including all adverse and beneficial effects of covered development activities and conservation measures. The cumulative effect on each species was determined to be beneficial, neutral, or adverse but less-than-significant, by considering the number of known populations and extent of suitable habitat that could be adversely affected within areas of anticipated development as well as those that would benefit from being in areas that may be preserved, enhanced, and managed for covered species and communities by the Plan. The report could be referenced in future CEQA documents for individual covered projects and may enable these analyses to be completed more efficiently and effectively.

The full final document is available for download:

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