The following materials are generated by Accelerating Restoration, a resource guide created by Sustainable Conversation, which advances the collaborative stewardship of California’s land, air, and water for the benefit of nature and people.

The need to accelerate habitat restoration

In California there’s a critical need to restore degraded habitats, increase habitat connectivity, improve water quality, sequester carbon, and boost our resilience to climate change, for the benefit of both wildlife and people.

There is also significant new funding for habitat restoration from the state and federal government – all driving a potential increase in projects in the coming years. Accelerated permitting pathways established in advance can simplify the process and reduce time and cost for both regulatory agencies and project proponents while ensuring essential environmental protections and design standards are in place.

Learn about accelerated permitting pathways