Conservation Plans and Agreements




Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Title
NIPSCO
USFWS Region(s)
3
USFWS Field Office(s)
Northern Indiana Ecological Services Sub-Office
Permits
TE106231 , TE106233
Status
I
NEPA Process
categorical exclusion
Involved Agency
USFWS
  • Date Information
  • Date Noticed in Federal Register
    07/19/2005
    Date Permit Issued
    03/06/2006
    Date Application Withdrawn
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    Date Permit Expired
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    Date Permit Denied
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    Date Permit Suspended
    ---
    Date Permit Revoked
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  • 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
    Habitat
    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.
    States
  • Indiana
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 86 acres (Indiana)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    other
    Land Use
    utility/infrastructure
    Duration
    20 years, 0 months
    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: April 18, 2014
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