Conservation Plans and Agreements




Safe Harbor Agreement

Data Definitions

Title
LA DWF Statewide RCW
USFWS Region(s)
4
USFWS Field Office(s)
Lafayette Ecological Services Field Office
Permits
TE 094776-0
Status
I
NEPA Process
environmental assessment
Involved Agency
USFWS
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    03/01/1998
    Date Application Received
    08/12/2003
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    ---
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    07/26/2004
    Date Permit Issued
    01/25/2005
    Date Application Withdrawn
    ---
    Date Permit Expired
    ---
    Date Permit Denied
    ---
    Date Permit Suspended
    ---
    Date Permit Revoked
    ---
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    State of Louisiana
    Listed Species
  • Woodpecker, red-cockaded - (Picoides borealis) Entire E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    Habitat
    pine and pine-hardwood forest stands of varying ages
    States
  • Louisiana
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 16200000 acres (Louisiana)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    492808 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    No info
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    state agency
    Land Use
    agricultural
    forest management activities
    recreational activities
    Duration
    99 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Annual Report due by March 31 for the preceeding year's actions.
    Report Received Date(s)
    08/19/2013
    04/06/2012
    08/24/2015
    Partners
    LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
    FWS Contact
    Monica Sikes, Louisiana Ecological Services, Lafayette, LA 70506; 337/291-3118; Monica_Sikes@fws.gov
    WO Copy of Agreement
    Yes
    Disk With SOF, BiOp, EA, Permit, and Agreement (w/5 appendices) provided to Julie Moore on 1/31/05.
    Monitoring Notes
    No RCW baseline increases occurred on any properties in 2012. Alexander State Forest contains the only (1)above-baseline group of RCWs. A total of 494,855 acres are enrolled on property of 15 landowners. No incidental take has occurred or is expected to occur on any enrolled property. All current enrollees are in compliance with the terms of their Safe Harbor Management Agreements (SHMAs). No additional information has been requested and agreed to by USFWS and LDWF. In 2012, landowners prescribed-burned 10,548 acres of enrolled property. In 2012, 209 acres were manually treated, 28 acres were mechanically treated, and 1,641 acres were chmeically treated to reduce midstory incroachment. Also in 2012, 116 artificial cavity inserts were reconditioned and 34 new inserts were installed.
    Additional Notes
    As of December 31, 2012, 15 Certificates of Inclusion are enrolled in this SHA covering a total of 494,855 acres (McGowan Brake Club, Inc.; Money Hill Plantation LLC; Alexander State Forest; Agricultural Development Corporation; Crowell Lumber Industries; David Daigle; Woodlands, LLC; Campbell Group; Weyerhaeuser Co.; Allied Development; Great Western Investment Co.; Louisiana Pacific Land and Water Conservancy; Marko, LLC; Rice Land Lumber Co.; and The Ouachita ATP, LP, managed by RMK Timber Group). Dendiger Trust cancelled their Certificate of Inclusion after the enrolled property was sold and the new landowner did not want to continue their Safe Harbor Management Agreement (SHMA). On 08/24/2015, LDWF reported the following: (1) incidental take of one above-baseline group on Ouachita Partners land. The RCW group was relocated to Crowell Lumbar Industries. The Ouachita Partners baseline was reduced by 4 groups due to land sale; (2)McGowan Brake's RCW baseline was reduced by one RCW group to zero because their baseline cluster has been inactive 5 years; (3) Crowell Lumbar Industries baseline was reduced by 2 RCW groups because those clusters have been inactive 5 years; (4) Dendinger Trust SHMA was cancelled by landowner; and (5) Woodlands SHMA was cancelled by landowner,
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 12, 2016
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