Conceptual Area Protection Plans

Description of a CAPP from the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) website:

Photo by Bill Grassie"Acquisitions [funded by the Wildlife Conservation Board] are made on a "willing seller" basis pursuant to a fair market value appraisal as approved by the Department of General Services (DGS). The acquisition activities are carried out in conjunction with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW), which generally entails CDFW evaluating the biological values of property through development of a Land Acquisition Evaluation (LAE; used for a single property) or Conceptual Area Protection Plan (CAPP; used for multiple properties). Once these evaluations are completed, they are submitted to CDFW’s Regional Operations Committee (ROC) for review and approval. If approved by the ROC, they are then sent to the WCB with a recommendation to fund. Typically this process can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. Concurrent to this the WCB continously meets with CDFW to help evaluate and set acquisition priorities as new opportunities present themselves."