Conservation Plans and Agreements

Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Oakmont Grove Venture
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
South Florida Ecological Services Field Office
NEPA Process
environmental assessment
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
    Date Permit Issued
    Date Application Withdrawn
    Date Permit Expired
    Date Permit Denied
    Date Permit Suspended
    Date Permit Revoked
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Polk County, Florida
    Listed Species
  • Skink, bluetail mole - (Eumeces egregius lividus) Entire T
  • Skink, sand - (Neoseps reynoldsi) Entire T
  • Snake, eastern indigo - (Drymarchon corais couperi) Entire T
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    oak scrub with saw palmetto and Florida rosemary
  • Florida
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 89.7 acres (Florida)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    No info
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    71 acres
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    19 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    Land Use
    residential construction
    9 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Biannual monitoring reports for the first 5 years. Annual voluntary monitoring after year 5. Between years 5 and 9, management effort reports will be provided biannually.
    Report Received Date(s)
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    10/01/2010 received Second annual report; however, we have not received the FIRST annual report.
    Additional Notes
    This planned unit development encompasses a total of 637 acres along the Lake Wales Ridge in northeastern Polk County, Florida. The site consists of 488 acres uplands, including 89.7 acres xeric scrub habitat that is occupied by or contains potential sand skink and bluetail mole skink habitat. Originally, the project included the construction of two 18-hole golf courses that would have eliminated all skink habitat. To avoid and minimize impacts to the skinks, the applicant agreed to eliminate the golf courses from the project and preserve 71.1 acres of habitat. In total, the project impacts were reduced from 89.7 acres to 18.6 acres. The preservation, restoration,and long-term management of the 71.1 acres of scrub habitat on site, along with the preservation of 114.61 acres of adjacent upland and wetland communities (total of 188.6 acres) will provide long-term on-site benefits for the existing skink populations, as well as other listed and non-listed species.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 11, 2016
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