Definitions for "Habitat Conservation Plan"
Under the Endangered Species Act, a plan that may be drafted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in working with landowners to help mitigate conflicts over the Act.
a land management plan agreed to by the Fish and Wildlife Service, private landowners, and state and local governments to protect endangered species, while allowing some land to be developed
An agreement between the Secretary of the Interior and either a private entity or a state that specifies conservation measures that will be implemented in exchange for a permit that would allow taking of a threatened or endangered species.