Conservation Plans and Agreements




Candidate Conservation Agreement

Data Definitions

Title
Red Knot Cooperative Agreement
USFWS Region(s)
5
USFWS Field Office(s)
New Jersey Ecological Services Field Office
Status
E
Involved Agency
USFWS
  • Date Information
  • Date Agreement Signed
    09/19/2001
    Date Agreement Withdrawn
    ---
    Date Agreement Expired
    09/30/2007
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Delaware Bay
    Species
  • Knot, red - (Calidris canutus rufa)
    Current ESA Status: PT
    ESA Status at time of signing: UR

  • Habitat
    The shore of the Delaware Bay is the only significant breeding area for horseshoe crabs on the Atlantic coast of North American. The red knot rely on the eggs of the horseshoe crab as a food source to fuel the migratory flight from the wintering grounds of Chile and Argentina, to the breeding grounds of the Arctic (2000 miles).
    States
  • New Jersey
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
    Data not available
    Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
  • Other Information
  • Partner Type
    state agency
    Land Use
    water activities
    business/commercial construction
    recreational activities
    residential construction
    Duration
    5 years, 0 months
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: October 25, 2014
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