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  • Economic Effects of Regional Habitat Conservation Plans
    This White Paper evaluates the hypothesis that regional Habitat Conservation Plans confer substantial economic benefits to the private and public sectors. The study, published in 2014, draws conclusions on the economic effects of regional HCPs through the lens of four different case studies in California, as well as the body of professional reports and academic papers that have examined similar questions. The case studies are in San Diego, Riverside, San Joaquin and Contra Costa Counties. While they represent a limited sample size, they provide important insights into the economic effects of regional HCPs. Quantification of economic effects is provided for each case study, were possible, with case study results aggregated to provide illustrative estimates of the potential California-wide effects