Conservation Plans and Agreements

Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances

Data Definitions

4W Ranch, Harshbarger
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Wyoming Ecological Services Field Office
Involved Agency
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    Date Application Received
    No info
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    Date Permit Issued
    No info
    Date Application Withdrawn
    Date Permit Expired
    Date Permit Denied
    Date Permit Suspended
    Date Permit Revoked
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    lands in Weston, Campbell and Converse Counties.
  • Prairie dog, black-tailed - (Cynomys ludovicianus)
    Current ESA Status: RT
    ESA Status at time of signing: RT

  • Hawk, ferruginous - (Buteo regalis)
    Current ESA Status: RT
    ESA Status at time of signing: RT

  • Plover, mountain - (Charadrius montanus)
    Current ESA Status: RT
    ESA Status at time of signing: RT

  • Owl, western burrowing - (Athene cunicularia hypugea)
    Current ESA Status: SC
    ESA Status at time of signing: SC

  • Habitat
    shortgrass prairie
  • Wyoming
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 3370 acres (Wyoming)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    3000 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    3370 acres
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    No info
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    private individual
    Land Use
    recreational activities
    10 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Report Received Date(s)
    Effectiveness of Agreement on ESA/Candidate Status
    Not yet determined
    WyG&F, Wy Dept of Ag, NRCS
    FWS Contact
    No info
    WO Copy of Agreement
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    Annual monitoring of prairie dog acreage and density. Incidental sightings of burrowing owl and mountain plover are recorded. Data on nest success recorded when observed. Ferruginous hawk sightings recorded. Monitoring of Ferruginous nest structures (unused to date).
    Additional Notes
    Developed to conserve habitats for prairie dogs, mtn plover, burrowing owl and ferruginious hawk. May be expanded to include sage grouse on additional lands. Have draft document and are working on take assessment and comments from preliminary review by solicitor. No species in plan are candidates any longer.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    The CCAA
    NEPA - Cat Ex
    Set of Findings
    Biological Opinion
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 14, 2016
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