Conservation Plans and Agreements

Safe Harbor Agreement

Data Definitions

Chewacla Creek SHA
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Daphne Ecological Services Field Office
NEPA Process
environmental assessment
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    Date Application Withdrawn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 properties covered by the SHA are located in Lee County, Alabama, within Township 18 North, Range 25 East, Sections 13 & 24; and Township 18 North, Range 26 East, Sections 16, 17, & 18. Included in each enrolled property, for the purposes of the baseline descriptions, is the bed and banks of Chewacla Creek adjacent to that property
    Listed Species
  • Clubshell, ovate - (Pleurobema perovatum) E
  • Clubshell, southern - (Pleurobema decisum) E
  • Pocketbook, finelined - (Lampsilis altilis) T
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    The Applicants propose to implement conservation measures for benefit of the endangered ovate clubshell mussel (Pleurobema perovatum) and southern clubshell mussel (Pleurobema decisum), and the threatened fine-lined pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis altilis), by repairing subsidence features in and restoring a minimum flow to Chewacla Creek at the base of Lake Ogletree Dam in Auburn, Lee County, AlabamaThe primary direct effect of the SHA is to rehydrate about 51,600 linear feet, almost ten miles, of the low flow channel immediately downstream of Lake Ogletree Dam to the vicinity of Martin Marrietta�s limestone quarry. A second primary benefit is to reduce the movement of above ground streamflow to below ground through relatively recent �potholes.� (e.g., by fixing the subsidence features within the streambed). Discharges of no less than 2 MGD, and no less than 0.4 MGD under exceptional circumstances, will be maintained in the channel year-round.
  • Alabama
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 10 linear miles (Alabama)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    10 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    10 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    private individual
    2 or more local jurisdictions
    state agency
    Land Use
    30 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Annual reports due. Implementation committee established.
    Report Received Date(s)
    Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., Mr. David Barkley, Martin Marietta Aggregates, Shorter Sand and Gravel Plant, P.O. Box 339, Shorter, Alabama, 36075. Phone: 334/727-6662. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, M. Barnett Lawley, Commissioner, 64 North Union Street, Room 474, Montgomery, Alabama, 36130. Phone: 334/242-3486. Bob and Fannie Harris, LLC, Dr. Charles Harris, 13908 Turnmore Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20906. Phone: 301/460-0285. John W. Pace III, Betty M. Pace, 4955 Carmel Drive, North Mobile, Alabama, 36608. Phone: 251/344-8408. Phillips Family Partnership, Ltd., Elaine P. Espy, 1458 South Donahue Drive, Auburn, Alabama, 36832, Phone: 334/502-0310. Water Works Board of the City of Auburn, Alabama, Rex B. Griffin, Jr., Manager, 114 No. Donahue Drive, Auburn, Alabama, 36830. Phone: 334/887-4911 ext. 224. The City of Auburn, Alabama, Doug Watson, City Manager,144 Tichenor Avenue, Auburn, Alabama, 36830. Phone: 334/501-7260.
    FWS Contact
    Darren LeBlanc, Daphne AL FO (Phone: 251/441-5859)
    WO Copy of Agreement
    uploaded into ECOS 12/8/2003 RGG
    Monitoring Notes
    No info
    Additional Notes
    No info
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    Biological Opinion
    NEPA - EA
    Set of Findings
    The SHA
    Final Documents
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 10, 2016
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