How does the Metropolitan Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan facilitate processing my land use permit?

The MBHCP was developed in conjunction with the local building industry to facilitate the land use permit issuance process. In addition, the program provides the following benefits:

  • Provides compliance with State and federal endangered species laws.
  • Provides for candidate species that have yet to be listed.
  • Avoids expensive piecemeal biological reports and project-by-project mitigation.
  • Provides predictable mitigation for project applicants.
  • Coordinates State and federal wildlife agency mitigation requirements.

(FORM218.PDS 11/07)