Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Fall 1998


Published in Great Plains Research Vol. 8 No. 2, 1998. Copyright ©1998 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Used by permission.


The Science of Conservation Planning is a well-written book that proclaims the need for rigorous science in habitat conservation planning. I found it particularly relevant in light of the push for developing more habitat conservation plans (HCPs) to mitigate habitat losses for endangered species. The authors' considerable experience in developing and evaluating HCPs is evident in their thorough evaluation of the entire habitat conservation planning process and in their science-based recommendations for improving habitat conservation planning.