New versions of the Manual and HQT Methods released on November 21, 2014
New versions of the Conservation Credit System Manual and HQT Scientific Methods Document are publicly available as of November 21, 2014, and are available on the Documents page of the Conservation Credit System website. The Sagebrush Ecosystem Council is reviewing the documents during a workshop on December 3, 2014 with the goal of adopting the first official versions of both documents at the December 4, 2014 monthly meeting.
The Manual and HQT Scientific Methods Document are significantly revised from the February 2014 versions as a result of considerable analyses, input and review from the SETT, SEC, Technical Review Group and BLM, and alignment with guidance provided in the Greater Sage-Grouse Range-wide Mitigation Framework from the USFWS. Section 2 is re-organized to group policy and technical elements that are relevant to specific parties, which provides easier access for future participants.