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Floodplains and Wildlife Conservation

While these pages focus on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) communities, the tools and resources here apply broadly to land use and community planners, conservation and parks departments, elected officials, planning commission members, non-profits, and conservation organizations.

The information, tools, and links provided on this website may assist the above entities in determining ways to incorporate species and habitat conservation into floodplain management strategies and decisions.

Learn About the Benefits

Protect Natural Floodplains

Learn about the benefits of protecting natural floodplain functions, including conservation of threatened and endangered species.

Reduce Insurance Costs

Learn how NFIP participating communities can incorporate conservation activities and threatened and endangered species considerations into their floodplain management decisions and receive reduced premiums.

Conserve Endangered Species

Identify where threatened and endangered species and critical habitat are located and learn more about those species and habitats.

Decide Whether to Develop

Understand the kind of considerations that should be taken into account when a decision has been made to develop in a floodplain.