New! SWAP 2015 Companion Plans
The nine companion plans associated with the final California State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Update have been released .
As SWAP 2015 identifies many desirable conservation actions that are beyond CDFW’s jurisdiction, the Department determined that more-detailed coordination plans are needed in line with and beyond the recommendations presented in SWAP 2015. Called “companion plans,” these sector-specific plans were created collaboratively with partners and will be instrumental in implementing SWAP 2015.
Final SWAP 2015 Released
The California State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Update (SWAP 2015) has been released.
2015 Update Process
As required every 10 years by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, CDFW recently updated the original 2005 plan. The update process allowed CDFW to integrate new information and leverage more funding. The objectives for the update included:
- Create a vision for fish and wildlife conservation in California,
- Provide an accounting of accomplishments,
- Stratify analysis of impacts and stressors by ecoregions,
- Incorporate climate change impacts and adaptation strategies,
- Update species at risk, vulnerable species and species of greatest conservation need, and
- Recommend conservation actions consistent with planning documents developed by other agencies.
The public was actively engaged through outreach, scoping and document review.
Conservation actions to achieve the goals of the Plan were developed using Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation.