• 2022 Annual Meeting

Our community of practice is returning to an in-person gathering! The National Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) Coalition’s Annual Meeting will be October 25-27, 2022—held in person in Austin, Texas. Please join us for 3-days of HCP-relevant presentations on policy, HCP development and implementation, and science.  We will visit the varied landscapes that are conserved by local Texas HCPs (e.g., freshwater springs, forests, and caves).

Registration

Registration is open! You can register for the 2022 Annual Meeting here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-national-hcp-coalition-annual-meeting-registration-390636282637

Below is important information on costs and what is included in your registration….

If you are unsure if you are a member, please check here to see if you or your organization are listed.

WHAT YOUR REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

MEALS that are included with registration                                            

  • Monday, October 24: evening networking reception
  • Tuesday, October 25: breakfast, lunch
  • Wednesday, October 26 (field trip): breakfast, box lunch, dinner
  • Thursday, October 27: breakfast, lunch
  • Friday, October 28: breakfast                    

FIELD TRIPS:

Day 2 field trip transportation (bus) and entry costs (if needed)

Hotel Information

The hotel for the annual meeting is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin at 6505 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX. Guests can call the Reservations Dept. toll-free at 800-866-3126 and identify themselves as part of the “Annual NHCP Coalition Meeting” to take advantage of special group rate of $140 per night.

Or use the online reservation link: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/annualnhcpcoalitionmeeting

Rooms must be reserved by:  Sunday, October 9, 2022 in order to get the discounted rate.

Sleeping Room Cancellation: Sleeping room reservations must be cancelled with the DoubleTree Hotel 24 hours prior to arrival, in order to avoid forfeiting one evening’s room & tax charges.

Tax Exempt Guests: If applicable, attendees should bring their individual tax exemption forms and present it to the front desk staff upon check-in.

Agenda

An overview of the meeting schedule is now available, as is the detailed final agenda. Highlights of the meeting include:

Keynote and welcoming addresses from:

  • Amy Lueders, Southwest Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Suzanne Scott, Texas State Director, The Nature Conservancy
  • Robert Mace, Executive Director, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Field Trips (you will be able to attend one):

Participants will be able to sign up for field trips at the NHCPC Annual Meeting.  Look for sign-up sheets where you sign-in for the meeting at the hotel. 

Space is limited on all field trips (~50 people each trip).  The NHCPC is providing bus transportation for these events.  If you choose to provide your own transportation, you still need to sign up for the field trip.

Field Trip Options:

Option 1: Texas Caves
Option 2: Springs and Songbirds (ADA accessible)
Option 3: Edwards Aquifer
Option 4: Skip the field trip, and meet at the Oasis for dinner (unlimited enrollment)

Sponsor the Annual Meeting

Thank you to all of our great sponsors! Sponsors so far include:

Major Sponsors
SWCA

Gold Sponsors
Austin Water
Cambrian Environmental
Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan
ICF
Travis County, TX
We Market For Humans

Silver Sponsors
Blair Wildlife
ESA
Dudek
Pape-Dawson
The Nature Conservancy
Nossaman LLC

Bronze Sponsors
BGE Inc
East Bay Regional Park District
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
WEST, Inc

Sponsorship opportunities are still available at all levels – if you or your company is interested in sponsorship opportunities you can find out more about our sponsorship levels here.