Documents

Progress Report
12/13/2017
Download PDF

(~3,108 KB)2017 CCS Annual Performance Report

The 2017 CCS Annual Performance Report contains a synthesis of the results accomplished by and overview of the operations of the CCS.

Manuals and Guidance
03/28/2018
Download PDF

(~3,318 KB)Nevada Conservation Credit System Manual_Version 1.4

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

03/27/2018
Download PDF

(~3,878 KB)Nevada Conservation Credit System HQT Methods Document_Version 1.4

The Nevada Conservation Credit System Habitat Quantification Tool Methods Document explains the science and methods behind the Habitat Quantification Tool.

03/26/2018
Download PDF

(~3,646 KB)Nevada Conservation Credit System User's Guide_Version 1.4

The NV CCS User's Guide V1.4 describes in detail the automated steps necessary to calculate credits and credit obligations for credit and debit sites for the NV CCS.

Program Management
05/02/2018
Download PDF

(~1,936 KB)2017-2018 Credit System Findings & Improvement Recommendations Report

The Credit System’s 2017-2018 Findings & Improvement Recommendations Report established improvement recommendations from recent Credit System operations and scientific publications,. These improvement recommendations were presented by the Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical Team to the Sagebrush Ecosystem Council over SEC meetings in the winter of 2017-2018, all improvement recommendations were formally adopted.

02/28/2017
Download PDF

(~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
Download PDF

(~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
04/23/2018
Download Excel (XLSX)

(~9,125 KB)Credit Project Calculator_Version 1.4

The Credit Project Calculator is used to determine the credit yield of 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.

03/28/2018
Download Excel (XLSX)

(~7,145 KB)Debit Project Calculator_Version 1.4

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
05/07/2018
Download PDF

(~202 KB)2018 NV CCS Certified Verifiers 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.

03/29/2018
Download PDF

(~510 KB)CCS Project Checklist

This checklist outlines the typical stepwise process involved throughout credit and debit project timelines.

03/28/2018
Download PDF

(~649 KB)Pre-Field CCS Forms - 1. Credit Site Validation Checklist - Fillable (Credit Projects only)

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

03/28/2018
Download PDF

(~626 KB)Pre-Field CCS Forms - 2. 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.

03/28/2018
Download PDF

(~629 KB)Pre-Field CCS Forms - 3. Verifier Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form - Fillable

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

03/28/2018
Download Word (DOCX)

(~62 KB)Pre-Field CCS Forms - 4. Debit Project Review Form_SETT Consultation Form (Debit Projects only)

This debit project review form is completed for debit projects by the Project Proponent with involvement from the SETT over the course of the project. The initial step is for the Project Proponent to complete Section I. Project Information and submit the form to the SETT. Further sections of the form should be completed by the entity identified as responsible with bold text at the beginning of each section.

03/28/2018
Download PDF

(~414 KB)Field CCS Forms - 1. Anthropogenic Disturbance Review Form

The anthropogenic disturbance review form should identify all anthropogenic disturbances and their locations within the project and analysis areas. It should be reviewed prior to going out in the field and completed with additional assessment, observation, and documentation during field work.

03/28/2018
Download PDF

(~624 KB)Field CCS Forms - 2. Map Unit Packet (w/ R&R and Wildfire Scoresheets for Credit Projects)

This document provides all the forms necessary for assessment of each map unit on credit projects. For debit projects, the R&R and Wildlife Scoresheets can be disregarded.

03/13/2018
Download Excel (XLSX)

(~864 KB)Field CCS Forms - 3. Field Packet (w/ R&R, Wildfire, and PFC Scoresheets for Credit Projects)

This excel file provides tabs for various field work components of projects if a tablet is preferred for use in the field. For debit projects, the R&R, Wildfire, and PFC Scoresheets can be disregarded.

03/12/2018
Download PDF

(~160 KB)Field CCS Forms - 4. Lentic PFC Datasheet (Credit Projects only)

This is the Lentic PFC datasheet for use by interdisciplinary teams to assess the condition of lentic systems.

03/11/2018
Download PDF

(~2,719 KB)Field CCS Forms - 4.1 Lentic PFC User Guide (Credit Projects only)

This is a PFC Lentic assessment guide for interdisciplinary teams assessing the condition of lentic systems.

03/10/2018
Download PDF

(~210 KB)Field CCS Forms - 5. Lotic PFC Datasheet (Credit Projects only)

This is the Lotic PFC datasheet for use by interdisciplinary teams to assess the condition of lotic systems.

03/09/2018
Download PDF

(~17,252 KB)Field CCS Forms - 5.1 Lotic PFC User Guide (Credit Projects only)

This is a PFC Lotic assessment guide for interdisciplinary teams assessing the condition of lotic systems.

03/08/2018
Download PDF

(~215 KB)Field CCS Forms - 6. Naming Conventions

This document describes the naming conventions to be used by verifiers to ensure consistent, clear, and reliable submissions.

03/07/2018
Download PDF

(~238 KB)Post-Field CCS Forms - 1. Verifier Project Assessment Submission Form - Fillable

When the HQT analysis has been completed by the Verifier with full confidence in the inputs and the results of the analysis, this form outlines how to organize, complete, and submit the package to the SETT.

03/06/2018
Download PDF

(~537 KB)Post-Field CCS Forms - 2. Credit-Debit Project Quality Assurance Form

This document outlines the general process the SETT uses to assure quality results when reviewing project submissions. It provides a good checklist for reviewing the HQT assessment of a project prior to submission to SETT.

03/05/2018
Download Word (DOCX)

(~113 KB)Post-Field CCS Forms - 3. Management Plan Template (Credit Projects only)

The Management Plan template sets expectations for what should be featured within completed management plans which detail how Credit Project Producers have planned and committed to manage, monitore, and maintain Credit Projects throughout the term of each project.

03/04/2018
Download Word (DOCX)

(~100 KB)Post-Field CCS Forms - 4. Annual Management & Monitoring Report template V1.4 (Credit Projects only)

The Annual Management & Monitoring Report should be completed by credit project proponents in years in which the initial HQT or Five Year Verification are not completed. During these years, the deadline for submission is July 31st.

03/03/2018
Download Word (DOCX)

(~58 KB)Post-Field CCS Forms - 5. Participant Contract template V1.4 (Credit Projects only)

The Credit System's contract template for entering into a long-term commitment to steward and improve a property alongside the sale or transfer of credits.

03/02/2018
Download Word (DOCX)

(~36 KB)Post-Field CCS Forms - 6. Credit Purchase Agreement Template

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.

03/01/2018
Download PDF

(~394 KB)Post-Field CCS Forms - 7. 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
Download PDF

(~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
Download PDF

(~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
Download PDF

(~254 KB)Nevada CCS -Frequently Asked Questions

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

11/12/2015
Download PDF

(~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.

OUR PARTNERS