• 2023 Annual Meeting

The National Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) Coalition’s Annual Meeting will be November 7-9, 2023 at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Please join us for 2.5-days of HCP-relevant presentations on policy, HCP development and implementation, and science.  

The agenda, registration information, accommodation, sponsorships, and other meeting details will be available as we get closer to the event. The most current information will be available on this page.

Want to learn more about what it is like to attend an NHCPC Annual Meeting? Check out this video produced by We Market For Humans that was recorded during our 2022 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas!

Questions regarding this meeting should be directed to Abigail Fateman at Abigail.Fateman@dcd.cccounty.us .

Update May 24, 2023 – Call for Abstracts!

This is a call for abstracts for presentations at the 2023 National Habitat Conservation Plan Coalition Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting brings together HCP practitioners from across the country, including federal, state, and local agency staff, consultants, stakeholders, policy experts, and scientists.  The Annual Meeting will be held November 7 – 9, 2023 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

Our Sessions for NHCPC 2023 Annual Meeting:

  • How HCPs Advance Infrastructure Bill Priorities: Focus on Transportation and Renewable Energy HCPS or HCPs that allow for the Permitting of these Projects
  • Delivering Results: Successes in Species Conservation and Project Permitting
  • Highlighted HCPs (in development)
  • HCPs in Practice – Challenges, Successes, Lessons Learned (in implementation)
  • Creating Resilient Landscapes to Respond to a Changing Climate
  • Monitoring and Adaptive Management of Preserves and Species
  • Community Outreach and Stakeholder involvement: Continuing Engagement throughout the Permit Term (Why is it important, what is the value added,  new techniques/technology for outreach)
  • Preserve Stewardship: Notes from the Field — What is the Work that is Really Happening?
  • Annual Reporting Show and Tell: Invitation to HCPs to bring their Annual Reports and share innovations (Sign up and share with 3–5-minute speed presentations.)
  • Session at Large (Have an idea? Pitch it!)

A few notes:

  • All presentations will be in person.
  • Presentations will be 10-15 minutes in length.
  • Presentations by permittees, permit applicants, and regulatory agency staff are preferred.

Submit your abstract by June 30, 2023 via this link: https://forms.gle/k1qqyCRV4gETM7KDA

(form summary provided below)

View past agendas and virtual meetings on the NHCPC website: https://www.nhcpcoalition.org/2021-annual-meeting/