The CCS is used to offset the impact to greater sage-grouse from anthropogenic disturbances, such as mines, geothermal facilities, energy development, transmission lines, and other temporary or permanent infrastructure which directly or indirectly impact greater sage-grouse habitat. Ranching and farming activities are not considered impacts and can be contribute to conservation objectives.
The figure and table below include the debits offset using credits through the CCS as of December 2017, as well as debits expected to be offset using the CCS.
* Direct impact is the surface area of greater sage-grouse habitat directly disturbed by the debit project. The number of debits generated is dependent on the quality and quantity of habitat directly and indirectly effected by the disturbance. There is not a consistent direct ratio applied to each debit project based on acres alone.