Southwest Washington Conservation Programs
Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA)
Free technical assistance
Take action now to prevent future regulation restrictions if threatened and endangered species are nearby.
Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAAs) expand on the success of traditional CCAs by providing non-federal landowners with additional incentives for engaging in voluntary proactive conservation through assurances that limit future conservation obligations. One of the primary reasons for developing the CCAA program was to address landowner concerns about the potential regulatory implications of having a listed species on their land.
USFWS - Western Washington office
Information last updated on December 1, 2020.
Developing a forest, agricultural, or conservation plan helps articulate and prioritize objectives for landowners. These objectives can determine what type programs to search for. Supporting organizations in your area often provide free consultation and planning.
See how your land fits into the broader context of conservation, ecosystem services, and working lands values across the landscape. It could help decide which program is right for you!