Mendocino Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC
Plans & Reports

Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) Annual Reports

MRC is in the process of developing a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Additional information about this process and current timeline can be found in the Key Policies section of this website under Habitat Conservation Planning.

Humboldt Redwood Company

HRC inherited a functioning Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that went into effect in 1999. The HCP contains multiple measures for protecting and conserving wildlife and their habitat on the landscape. The protections consist of operating restrictions organized into Operating Conservation Plans for each “covered” species. These restrictions include a comprehensive road and hillslope conservation plan designed to reduce sediment inputs into streams to protect fish habitat. In addition to the operating restrictions, the HCP requires monitoring of forest and stream conditions to ensure that the conservation measures being implemented are accomplishing the desired outcomes. The results of this monitoring have been used to update the HCP through the process of “Adaptive Management.” We have completed Watershed Analysis and have stormproofed more than half of our road system.

For a more detailed but still “user-friendly” description of the HCP Operating Conservation Plans, please see Chapter 2 of Humboldt Redwood Company’s Management Plan.

The HCP requires that the results of surveys and monitoring specified in the Operating Conservation Plans be made availabe as reports.  Some are annual, and others are periodic monitoring work agreed upon between the company and the HCP Wildlife Agencies (US Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, and NOAA Fisheries). These reports include aquatic and hillslope monitoring, road stormproofing and road work planning, and terrestrial animal and plant surveys and monitoring. Humboldt Redwood Company’s most recent HCP reports are available below. In some cases, to protect rare resources, maps or other specific information that discloses the location of rare plants and animals are referenced in the HCP reports, but are not made available on the web.

For those who are interested in the full HCP document, please see HRC’s Habitat Conservation Plan below. This document has been updated with all changes except for the watershed-specific harvesting prescriptions.

Humboldt Redwood Company’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)

Current HCP Annual Reports

Aquatics/Hydrology See Monitoring Page
Plants Rare Plants Annual Report 2013

Rare Plants Annual Report 2014

Roads 2013 Annual Road Plan Summary

2014 Annual Road Plan Summary

2015 Annual Road Plan Summary

Wildlife 2013 Amphibian Reptile Report

2014 Amphibian Reptile Report

2015 Amphibian Reptile Report

2013 Bald Eagle Report

2014 Bald Eagle Report

2013 Bank Swallow Report

2014 Bank Swallow Report

2013 Marbled Murrelet Report

2014 Marbled Murrelet Report

2013 Northern Spotted Owl Report

2014 Northern Spotted Owl Report

2013 Pacific Fisher Report

2014 Pacific Fisher Report

2015 Pacific Fisher Report

2013 Peregrine Falcon Report

2014 Peregrine Falcon Report

2013 Snowy Plover Report

2014 Snowy Plover Report

2013 Sonoma Tree Vole Report

2014 Sonoma Tree Vole Report