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Welcome to the NEW HabITS Version 5 Help Center!

Getting Started

This document is meant to be used as general guidance for using the HabITS application.  It provides a general introduction to the HabITS application in the first section with a focus on application access, navigation, and the data which may be found under separate modules within the application. 

ECOS Profile 

In order to access the HabITS application a user must first have an account with ECOS.

Login to Secure ECOS at and supply the users AD credentials.  If the user has never established an account they will be asked to setup their profile at this time.  If they already have an ECOS account access the PROFILE page (under My Account) and verify their current profile.  If the user has switched stations recently it may not be accurate and they will need to submit a help desk ticket to have ECOS change their profile.


Requesting HabITS Access


What's New in HabITS V5

Advanced Mapper (Released )

New Report Interface (Released )

New Report Platform (Released )

Focus Area Module (Released )

Strategic Planning Module (Soon to be released)

Analysis Mapper (Soon to be released)


HabITS V5 Videos and Webinars

These videos are older versions but still a good place to start if you have never really worked in HabITS V5.  They will familiarize you with the new V5.

Webinar given by Linh Phu - Differences between HabITS V4 and HabITS V5 - July 2015

Webinar given by Eric Rank - Basic work flow demonstration in the new HabITS V5 - July 2015

New Videos Coming Soon!


HabITS V5 User's Guide

HabITS V5 Chapter 1. Introduction to HabITS V5

  • Navigating HabITS V5

    • How to use Tool Tips
  • HabITS Data Entry Guidance

  • Ecological Classifications

HabITS V5 Chapter 2. Dashboard

  • Mechanisms

  • Projects

  • Accomplishments

HabITS V5 Chapter 3. Habitat Improvement Module

  • Feature Search

    • Search for a Mechanism

    • Search for a Project

    • Search for an Accomplishment

    • Search a Focus Area

    • Search for a Strategic Plan Activity

    • File Search

  • Creating Mechanisms, Projects and Accomplishments

HabITS V5 Chapter 4. Reports Module

  • Specialty Reports

HabITS V5 Chapter 5. Customization Module

HabITS V5 Chapter 6.  Focus Areas Module

HabITS V5 Chapter 7. Strategic Planning Module

  • Strategic Plan Activities
    • Strategic Plan Targeting
    • How-To Create a Strategic Plan Activity in HabITS V5


HabITS V5 Chapter 8.  Tips and Tricks

  • Spatial Data
    • How-To Create and Package Spatial Data in ArcGIS for Uploading in HabITS V5


HabITS V5 Chapter 9.  Troubleshooting




Other Pages

Financial Assistance (FA) Guidance Links:

FY2017 End of Year QA/QC Documents:

  • End of the Year Calendar

  • Guidance Documents:

    • FY17 Partners and Coastal Accomplishment Reporting Memo

    • FY17 HabITS QA/QC Guidelines and Instructions

    • FY17 Washington Office

    •  QA/QC “Flagged” Error Lists

    • FY17 PTrac Process: Directions for PFW & CP Regional Program Entries

    • FY17 Business Rules and Guidance – Annual Target Setting and Reporting

    • FY17 Director’s Memo with Attached PTrac Timeline

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