Beaches HCP

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Florida Beaches Habitat Conservation Planning

Geodesign Tech is working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to develop their Beaches Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). One of the most ambitious such projects ever attempted, the Beaches HCP will manage incidental take for 17 different threatened and endangered species across 800 miles of beaches.

Geodesign Tech's first task within the project is to develop a method for simulating incidental take which considers long term climate and human population change. Given this take estimate, our second task will be to assist in mitigation planning.