Restoration Management Permit (RMP)

The Restoration Management Permit (RMP) was developed after meeting with restoration stakeholders to identify the specific constraints they face when implementing restoration projects where protected species are present in project work areas. The RMP consolidates “take” authorizations that voluntary habitat restoration projects may need to obtain into a single streamlined permit. The RMP can authorize state-defined take (hunt, pursue, capture, catch, or kill, or attempt to do so) of endangered, threatened, and candidate species pursuant to section 2081, subdivision (a), of the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) as well as fully protected species (FPS) pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 3511, 4700, 5050, and 5515. The RMP’s CESA and FPS take authorizations do not require submittal of an application fee.

For example projects, see the Cutting the Green Tape StoryMap.