The Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan provides a streamlined approach for requesting and receiving endangered species permits for development and conservation projects. It concerns 14 wildlife and plant species, or covered species. Covered species are those species addressed in the Habitat Plan. Conservation actions in the Habitat Plan will be implemented to minimize impacts on these species. Each species was selected based on its potential to be affected by covered projects and activities, its occurrence in the area, the adequacy of data for the species, and its current or foreseeable listing status.