Section (Athene cunicularia). All target species are included and

Section eleven discusses funding for the implementation of this Multiple Species HCP.  Funding is projected for the entire 30-year implementation and monitoring of the HCP.   Funding is thoroughly planned and considers administrative costs, special study costs, unexpected events costs, public outreach costs, land acquisition and development costs, and several other lines of expenses.  Funds are: “…carefully managed to assure full funding of activities each year.” (2012, p. 11.2). The Sorano Multiple Species HCP lists 72 target species intended for protection and conservation, however there appears to be more emphasis on a select number of species including the: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni), Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas), California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii), Callippe Silverspot Butterfly (Speyeria callippe callippe), and the Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).  All target species are included and discussed in this Multiple Species HCP but not in as much detail as the species listed above (see figures 3-7).      The Sorano Multiple Species HCP is designed to protect and conserve the biodiversity of the Sorano County region in California.  This HCP establishes a network of reserves and preserves to maximize habitat conservation in multiple ecoregions in this area.  A total of 72 species are identified by this plan for protection.  Specific actions are described in each natural community and for each of the endangers and threatened species of interest.   This HCP was created using community, stakeholder, and science advisory board participation which suggests this plan has the publics and community leaders support.  Use of adaptive management throughout the implementation and monitoring of the HCP improves its chances of success.  The adaptive management process allows for this this plan to be modified as environmental and external conditions change.  Recommendations for this HCP include clarification of enforcement actions that are mentioned under section ten and additional emphasis on the other species such as the plant, fish, and shrimp species not addressed as thoroughly as avian and reptiles.