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Manuals and Guidance
07/24/2017
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(~3,844 KB)Nevada Conservation Credit System Manual_Version 1.3

The Nevada Conservation Credit System Manual explains the CCS program and its policies.

07/23/2017
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(~3,274 KB)Nevada Conservation Credit System HQT Methods Document_Version 1.3

The Nevada Conservation Credit System Habitat Quantification Tool Methods document explains the science behind the Habitat Quantification Tool.

06/13/2017
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(~2,003 KB)Nevada Conservation Credit System Automated User's Guide_Version1.3

The NV CCS User's Guide V1.3, Automated Version (released May 2017) describes the detailed steps necessary to calculate credits and credit obligations for credit and debit sites for the NV CCS. The Automated Version describes the process to calculate credits and credit obligations with the assistance of the automation tools released in May 2017.

05/22/2017
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(~2,426 KB)Nevada Conservation Credit System Manual User's Guide_Version1.3

The NV CCS User's Guide V1.3, Manual Version (released April 2017) describes the detailed steps necessary to calculate credits and credit obligations for credit and debit sites for the NV CCS. The Manual Version describes the process to calculate credits and credit obligations without the use of the automation tools released in May 2017.

Program Management
02/28/2017
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(~785 KB)2016 Credit System Findings & Improvement Recommendations Report

The Credit System’s 2016 Findings & Improvement Recommendations Report synthesizes findings from operating the Credit System and science published in 2016, and includes draft improvements to the Credit System that the Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical Team recommends for adoption by the Sagebrush Ecosystem Council. The Sagebrush Ecosystem Council will review the improvement recommendations and consider their adoption at the Sagebrush Ecosystem Council meetings on January 26, 2017 and March 3, 2017.

12/02/2015
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(~647 KB)2015 Credit System Findings & Improvement Recommendations Report

The Credit System’s 2015 Findings & Improvement Recommendations Report synthesizes findings from operating the Credit System and science published in 2015, and includes draft improvements to the Credit System that the Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical Team recommends for adoption by the Sagebrush Ecosystem Council. The Sagebrush Ecosystem Council will review the improvement recommendations and consider their adoption at the Sagebrush Ecosystem Council meeting on December 10th, 2015.

Tools
08/16/2017
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(~7,957 KB)Credit Project Calculator v1.3b

The credit project calculator is utilized to determine the credit yield of a credit project. After the desktop analysis and field data collection effort have been completed, this information can be plugged into the calculator to determine the resulting credits.

08/16/2017
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(~7,154 KB)Debit Project Calculator v1.3c

The debit project calculator is utilized to determine the credit obligation of a debit project. After the desktop analysis and field data collection effort have been completed, this information can be plugged into the calculator to determine the resulting credit obligation.

Other
07/24/2017
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(~193 KB)2017 NV CCS Certified Public Verifier List

This list provides the names of individuals who are certified to lead the GIS and/or field work components of Habitat Quantification Tool implementation to determine credit/debit values.

07/23/2017
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(~622 KB)Credit Development Forms: 1 NV CCS Pre-Field Work Submittal Checklist and Cover Page

This form in conjunction with the appropriate attachments is necessary for verifiers to turn in prior to conducting the field component of the Habitat Quantification Tool for both credit and debit projects.

07/22/2017
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(~621 KB)Credit Development Forms: 2 NV CCS Verifier Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

This form is to ensure any conflicts of interest a verifier might have with a project are disclosed.

07/21/2017
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(~489 KB)Credit Development Forms: 3 NV CCS Credit Site Validation Checklist - Fillable

This form is meant to provide assurance that a project fulfills the necessary requirements to generate CCS credits

07/20/2017
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(~238 KB)Credit Development Forms: 4 NV CCS Verifier Project Assessment Submission Form

This form is to be submitted by the verifier with the necessary attachments upon completion of the entire Habitat Quantification Tool process.

07/19/2017
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(~73 KB)Credit Development Forms: 5 NV CCS Management Plan Template, V1.3

This management plan defines expectations important to generating credits from the Credit Project described herein, including habitat quality performance standards, credit release schedule, and ongoing management and monitoring actions for the project.
The purpose of this management plan is to ensure the Credit Project is managed, monitored, and maintained throughout the term of the project. This management plan establishes objectives, priorities and tasks to monitor, manage, maintain and report on greater sage-grouse and greater sage-grouse habitat on the Credit Project. This management plan is a binding and enforceable instrument, implemented by the Participant Contract covering the Credit Project property. The Credit Developer and Credit System Administrator signatures on this page of this management plan indicate mutual agreement to its contents.

07/18/2017
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(~30 KB)Credit Development Forms: 6 NV CCS Annual Monitoring Report, V1.3

This form shows the template credit producers will utilize to report on annual monitoring and maintenance.

07/16/2017
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(~44 KB)Credit Development Forms: 7 NV CCS Participant Contract

The Participant Contract ensures a Credit Developer and the Administrator agree to all the terms and conditions associated with the generation and sale of credits. The Participant Contract:
- Creates legally-binding agreement between Credit Developer(s) and Administrator.
- Binds management plan to credits awarded and transferred.
- Defines obligations and rights for Credit Developer(s) and Administrator.
- Defines financial assurances required to generate and transfer credits.
- Ensures Administrator has appropriate access to financial assurances.

07/15/2017
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(~36 KB)Credit Development Forms: 8 NV CCS Credit Purchase Agreement

The Credit Purchase Agreement establishes the terms and conditions for the purchase and transfer of credits under Credit System between a Buyer and a Credit Developer.

07/14/2017
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(~394 KB)Credit Development Forms: 9 NV CCS Credit Transfer Form

This Credit Transfer Form notifies the Administrator of the quantity of credits purchased by a Credit Buyer from a Credit Developer.

07/11/2017
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(~622 KB)Credit Buyer Forms: 1 NV CCS Pre-Field Work Submittal Checklist and Cover Page

This form in conjunction with the appropriate attachments is necessary for verifiers to turn in prior to conducting the field component of the Habitat Quantification Tool for both credit and debit projects.

07/10/2017
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(~621 KB)Credit Buyer Forms: 2 NV CCS Verifier Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

This form is to ensure any conflicts of interest a verifier might have with a project are disclosed.

07/09/2017
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(~262 KB)Credit Buyer Forms: 3 NV CCS Verifier Project Assessment Submission Form

This form is to be submitted by the verifier with the necessary attachments upon completion of the entire Habitat Quantification Tool process.

07/08/2017
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(~62 KB)Credit Buyer Forms: 4 NV CCS Debit Project Review Form

This Debit Project Review Form is completed throughout the consultation process for projects located within the Sage-Grouse Management Area by the Project Proponent, Verifier, and SETT.

07/07/2017
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(~44 KB)Credit Buyer Forms: 5 NV CCS Credit Purchase Agreement

The Credit Purchase Agreement establishes the terms and conditions for the purchase and transfer of credits under Credit System between a Buyer and a Credit Developer.

07/06/2017
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(~394 KB)Credit Buyer Forms: 6 NV CCS Credit Transfer Form

This Credit Transfer Form notifies the Administrator of the quantity of credits purchased by a Credit Buyer from a Credit Developer.

11/03/2016
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(~866 KB)Letter of Interest: 2017 Credit Project Seed-Funding

Parties interested in submitting projects that implement habitat improvements may apply for funding using this Letter of Interest form.

11/02/2016
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(~849 KB)Announcement: 2017 Credit Project Seed-Funding

Announcement of up to $1,200,000 of funds available through the Sagebrush Ecosystem Program for projects that will enhance and restore high-quality greater sage-grouse habitat on private and public land.


12/22/2015
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(~254 KB)Nevada CCS -Frequently Asked Questions

Nevada Conservation Credit System for Greater Sage-grouse Habitats
Frequently Asked Questions

11/12/2015
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(~1,961 KB)Pilot Project-Case Study

Provides a real life example of how the Credit System works and the benefits it can provide to both landowners and wildlife.

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