Habitat Quantification Tool

Better Accounting, Better Outcomes


how the hqt works

Traditional conservation tools focus on acreage, but not enough on the quality of those acres. Using the best science available and an innovative approach, the Habitat Quantification Tool incorporates both quantity and quality measures and brings greater confidence to conservation. how-the-hqt-works-image

The HQT evaluates both quantity and quality of habitat using a unit called "functional acres." This creates a common language for all stakeholders to use when prioritizing projects and funding, verifying project objectives are being met, and reporting contributions towards state and national conservation goals.