Conservation Plans and Agreements

Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Northern Indiana Ecological Services Sub-Office
TE106231 , TE106233
NEPA Process
categorical exclusion
Involved Agency
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    Date Application Received
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    Date Permit Issued
    Date Application Withdrawn
    Date Permit Expired
    Date Permit Denied
    Date Permit Suspended
    Date Permit Revoked
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    The plan area consists approximately 86 acres made up of three distinct segments of NIPSCO rights-of-way (ROWs): Aetna ROW, Miller ROW, and Stagecoach Road ROW, and one easement in Ogden Dunes, owned by the Indiana American Water Company.
    Listed Species
  • Butterfly, Karner blue - (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) Entire E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    Current and potential Karner blue butterfly habitat on NIPSCO properties consists of utility ROW, surrounded by adjacent oak savannas and lakeshore dunes. Past ROW maintenance included mowing every six years, which benefited the butterflies by acting as the disturbance necessary to restart succession and maintain the open areas that lupine needs to thrive. This maintenance can be performed seasonally in order to avoid or limit contact with lupine and Karner blue butterflies, which are active during periods between May and August. Emergency maintenance or repairs of the electric transmission lines, though, may be required at any time of the year, creating a potential operational conflict and a greater risk of butterfly disturbance or destruction due to vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
  • Indiana
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 86 acres (Indiana)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    86 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    13 acres
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    0 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    Land Use
    20 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Report Received Date(s)
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    No info
    Additional Notes
    No info
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    Biological Opinion
    The HCP
    Set of Findings
    Biological Opinion
    The HCP
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 12, 2016
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