Conservation Plans and Agreements

Safe Harbor Agreement

Data Definitions

GA DNR Statewide RCW Amendment 1
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Georgia Ecological Services Field Office
NEPA Process
categorical exclusion
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
    No info
    Date Permit Issued
    Date Application Withdrawn
    Date Permit Expired
    Date Permit Denied
    Date Permit Suspended
    Date Permit Revoked
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    This plan covers the entire State of Georgia, but the currently occupied or potential habitat area for RCWs is considerably less.
    Listed Species
  • Woodpecker, red-cockaded - (Picoides borealis) Entire E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    A range of currently and potentially suitable RCW habitats are eligible for participation in the GA Statewide RCW SHA. These habitats range from planted loblolly pine plantations to natural longleaf pine stands. It is expected that most SHA participants will be those landowners who grow older-aged pine forest stands for aestethic or recreation reasons, those who are in close proximity to the few remaining RCW populations, and those who want to encourage RCWs on their lands. In particular, participation is expected from many of the nature reserves, quail hunting plantations, and small and large timber landowners in southern Georgia.
  • Georgia
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 10900000 acres (Georgia)
    The historic range of RCWs in GA is 10.9 million acres. The currently occupied or potential habitat area for RCWs in GA is considerably less.
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    The historic range of RCWs in GA is 10.9 million acres. The currently occupied or potential habitat area for RCWs in GA is considerably less.
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    139556 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    7865 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    state agency
    Land Use
    forest management activities
    recreational activities
    97 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Annual reporting is required.
    Report Received Date(s)
    Tall Timbers Research Station, Turner Endangered Species Fund, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, The Nature Conservancy, Department of Defense, Southern Company
    FWS Contact
    Nancy Jordan, West Georgia Ecological Services Sub Office, (706)544-7519.
    WO Copy of Agreement
    Monitoring Notes
    Nest monitoring and banding have been conducted on 5 SHA-enrolled properties, including Ichuaway at Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, a mitigation site under this HCP/SHA agreement. Juvenile RCWs have been translocated from these properties to Ichuaway, contributing to the growth of that population (from 1 bird to 10 groups) and to the overall recovery of red-cockaded woodpeckers.
    Additional Notes
    This amendment clarified several provisions of the Safe Harbor Management Agreement template associated with this SHA. It also corrected and clarified some conditions of the original permit. See amendment #2 for status information on this SHA/HCP.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 11, 2016
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