Available and Anticipated Credits

Available Credits

Available credits are the result of credit projects that have:

  • High quality greater sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat or a commitment to enhance/restore the project area to high quality habitat for GRSG.  
  • Interest from project proponent in selling credits to a mitigation buyer and enrolling in the Conservation Credit System (CCS). 

And have worked with partners to: 

  • Conduct habitat measurements utilizing the CCS Habitat Quantification Tool (HQT) to calculate habitat quality and function for GRSG and estimate the credits available for at least a 30-year commitment to protect/maintain GRSG habitat quality.
  • Worked with the SETT to finalize the credits available for sale and finalize and sign a management plan to be implemented upon sale of credits over the duration of the commitment to protect/maintain habitat quality.

Anticipated Credits

Projects anticipated to soon have available credits reflect credit projects that have high quality greater sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat or plans to enhance/restore the project area to high quality habitat for GRSG as well as interest from the project proponent in selling credits to a mitigation buyer and enrolling in the CCS.  Although habitat measurements and efforts to utilize the HQT are currently underway or have already been completed, final credit estimates are not yet available for these projects.  However, credits associated with these projects may be available as soon as Fall 2017. 

Credit Project Locations

  • If you anticipate purchasing credits to offset an anthropogenic disturbance, please review the information on the Proximity Ratio in the CCS Manual. 
  •  If you are interested in the credit development process, refer to the "Get Involved" page for more information.