Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan

The Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) strives to enhance the Etowah watershed through protection of aquatic species and water resources, ensuring continued economic prosperity and quality of life for future generations.

The HCP planning process began in 2002 and was overseen by a steering committee composed of representatives from each of the counties and municipalities within the watershed. The steering committee was assisted by a team of scientists, policy analysts and educators from the University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Conservancy, funded by a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The HCP was sent to the USFWS for review in 2009.

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For updates on the current status of the Etowah Aquatic HCP, contact:

Eric Prowell, Hydrologist 
USFWS, Georgia Ecological Services 
105 West Park Drive, Suite D. 
Athens GA 30606 
(706) 613-9493

Etowah River