The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that the strategic habitat conservation (SHC) "approach is built on five main components : (1) biological planning – working with partners to establish shared conservation targets and measurable biological objectives (i.e. population) for these outcomes, and identify limiting factors affecting our shared conservation targets; (2) conservation design – creating tools that allow us to direct conservation actions to most effectively contribute to measurable biological outcomes, (3) conservation delivery – working collaboratively with a broad range of partners to create and carry out conservation strategies with value at multiple spatial scales, and (4) outcome-based monitoring – evaluating the effectiveness of conservation actions in reaching biological outcomes and to adapt future planning and delivery and (5) assumption driven research – testing assumptions made during biological planning to refine future plans and actions. Both monitoring and research help us learn from our decisions and activities and improve them over time."
Many states have established one-stop-shops for their own state's public lands. Some examples include Minnesota's Recreation Compass and Florida's Outdoor Recreation Inventory. Both use interactive GIS style website that allow for interactive browsing of public lands.
WHHCC Comments on U.S. Forest Service Planning Rule
The WHHCC addressed concerns regarding the U.S. Forest Service's proposed Planning Rule with USDA and the USFS. The letter addressed the lack of addressing hunting in the rule. In addition, the letter specifically addressed issues in the proposed rule regarding monitoring requirements and coordination between federal and state agencies.