News & Announcements


JUL
3
2017
More than 800 CCS Credits Now Available For Sale to Offset Disturbances in Nevada’s Greater Sage Grouse Habitat!

The first CCS credits intended for the open market are now officially available. More

JUN
26
2017
Funds Available for Agricultural Producers Interested in the CCS for Conservation Projects that Protect/Improve Sage Grouse Habitat.

The State, NRCS, & other partners are moving forward with an RCPP effort, which will make financial and technical assistance available for sage grouse habitat projects. More

MAY
22
2017
Version 1.3 of NV CCS Guidance Documents Released!

V1.3 of the NV CCS User's Guides, Manual, HQT Methods Document, and Credit/Debit Calculators are now available! More

MAY
19
2017
2017 Verifier Training

The second annual NV CCS verifier training was attended by nearly 50 people! More

MAR
22
2017
Sagebrush Ecosystem Council Adopts 2016 Improvement Recommendations

The adoption of these Improvement Recommendations concludes the Credit System's second round of successful adaptive management. More

FEB
28
2017
Improvements to the Credit System will be reviewed for adoption by SEC on March 3rd

The 2016 Findings & Improvement Recommendations Report has been published, and the recommended improvements will be considered for adoption at the March 3, 2017 SEC meeting. More

FEB
13
2017
11 landowners submitted Letters of Interest to generate credits using state seed-funding

In November, the State announced another $1,200,000 to seed-fund credit projects, and 11 potential credit developers submitted Letters of Interest. More

NOV
4
2016
2017 Credit Project Seed-Funding Announcement is Released!

Up to $1,200,000 of funding available for greater sage-grouse habitat enhancement and restoration projects More

AUG
9
2016
Verifier Project Submission Form Now Available

Ensure the accuracy and completeness of your Project Assessment data submission with the Verifier Project Assessment Submission Form. More

AUG
3
2016
Credit Project Calculator update

Credit Project Calculator has been updated More

JUL
13
2016
BLM permittee proposes to use the Credit System

In FIES, Kinross Mining Inc. proposes to use the Credit System to offset their impacts to greater sage-grouse More

JUN
2
2016
Updates to User's Guide and NV Data Package

The NV Data Package has been updated to reflect changes in the methods used to calculate benefits for conifer removal projects. More

MAY
19
2016
MOU is signed to implement Credit System on federal lands

The State of Nevada, BLM, and US Forest Service sign a MOU that describes the strategy and process for inter-agency implementation of Nevada’s Credit System. More

APR
20
2016
Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical Team conducts Certified Verifier Training

On March 29-31, the Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical Team (SETT) conducted a three-day Certified Verifier training. More

APR
18
2016
Initial Round of Conservation Credit Development Projects Approved by Sagebrush Ecosystem Council

At the April 7th meeting of the Sagebrush Ecosystem Council (SEC), Council members unanimously approved five credit development conservation projects More

MAR
29
2016
Looking For Your Feedback on the User Guide, Credit Project Calculator, & Debit Project Calculator

Your feedback is a valuable and important part of the ongoing improvement of the Nevada Conservation Credit System. More

MAR
21
2016
User’s Guide, Credit Calculator, & Debit Calculator are now available

Versions of the User’s Guide, Credit Calculator, and Debit Calculator are available for download More

MAR
3
2016
RFP for Verifiers For Nevada Conservation Credit System's Habitat Quantification Tool

The State of Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Program is seeking qualified vendors to implement and verify the Nevada Conservation Credit System (CCS) Habitat Quantification Tool (HQT) More

MAR
2
2016
Verifier training is scheduled and filling up quickly!

A training for parties interested in becoming a certified verifier for the Conservation Credit System is scheduled for March 29th through 31st, and registration is required. More

FEB
9
2016
21 potential credit developers submitted Letters of Interest to generate credits

The State announced $1 Million in December to jump start credit projects, and 21 potential credit developers submitted Letters of Interest More

FEB
4
2016
Version 1.1 of the Credit System Manual and HQT Methods Document are now available

Improvements to the Credit System adopted by the SEC on December 10, 2015 are incorporated into version 1.1 of Manual and HQT Methods Document More

JAN
25
2016
Missed the 2016 Letter of Interest Q&A Webinar? - View the Session Recording

A question & answer session was held on January 15th regarding the Letter of Interest announcement and form, related to funding available for projects that will enhance and restore high quality greater sage-grouse habitat on private and public land. More

DEC
10
2015
2016 State funding announcement is released!

$1,000,000 is available for habitat improvements and generating credits on private and public lands More

DEC
2
2015
First Annual Credit System Improvement Meeting is December 10, 2015

The SETT recently produced the 2015 Findings & Improvement Recommendations Report, and the SEC will review and consider adoption of recommendations at SEC meeting on 12/10/2015. More

DEC
1
2015
Credit System fulfills mitigation standard directed by Presidential Memorandum

The Presidential Memorandum released on 11/3/15 directs five federal agencies to adopted and share advanced, consistent mitigation policies to achieve net benefit to the environment. More

NOV
12
2015
$2 Million in Funds Available to Private and Public Landowners to Restore Sagebrush Ecosystem

The State of Nevada is looking to fund projects starting in early 2016 to produce high quality greater sage-grouse habitat on private and public land. More

NOV
11
2015
Pilot credit project results are in!

A recently completed pilot credit project on a family owned and operated ranch in northeast Nevada provides a real life example of how the Credit System works and the benefits it can provide to both wildlife and landowners. More

SEP
15
2015
Pilot projects are well on their way!

The SETT completed field data collection for the primary pilot credit project in August, and BLM Director Neil Kornze had the opportunity observe habitat quantification using the Credit System More

DEC
13
2014
Credit System Manual and HQT Methods adopted by Sagebrush Ecosystem Council

The Credit System Manual and HQT Scientific Methods Document were adopted by the SEC at the December 4, 2014 meeting. Versions 1.0 of both documents are now available on the Documents page (off of the About menu) of this website. More

NOV
21
2014
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 rev More

OCT
25
2014
Credit projects wanted!

The Credit System is open for business and credit projects are needed to fulfill expected demand in 2015. Private land owners and parties interested in developing credits on public lands should review the Credit Site Eligibility requirements in the Credit System Manual and contact the Sagebrush Ecosystem Program if they believe their potential credit project will fulfill their requirements. More

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