Conservation Plans and Agreements




Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Title
Habitat Conservation Plan for the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel: Recreation and Infrastructure Expansion at Snowshoe Mountain
USFWS Region(s)
5
USFWS Field Office(s)
West Virginia Ecological Services Field Office
Permits
TE1115839-0
Status
I
NEPA Process
environmental assessment
Involved Agency
USFWS
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    01/2003
    Date Application Received
    06/08/2005
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    ---
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    09/07/2005
    Date Permit Issued
    01/23/2006
    Date Application Withdrawn
    ---
    Date Permit Expired
    ---
    Date Permit Denied
    ---
    Date Permit Suspended
    ---
    Date Permit Revoked
    ---
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Snowshoe Mountain Resort, northern Pocahontas County, West Virginia
    Listed Species
    No listed species
    Non-Listed Species
  • Squirrel, Virginia northern flying - (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus) Entire DM
  • Habitat
    Red Spruce Forest (see other entries for additional information).
    States
  • West Virginia
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 162.1 acres (West Virginia)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    119 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    No info
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    43 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    corporation
    Land Use
    business/commercial construction
    recreational activities
    Duration
    10 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Annually: during construction phase, and for 4 years of operation following construction
    Report Received Date(s)
    12/12/2008
    08/01/2007
    03/19/2012
    Monitoring Notes
    No monitoring or implementation issues.
    Additional Notes
    In 2006, executed a minor amendment that consolidated two small conservation areas (from the original Camp Wilderness HCP and the Infrastructure and Recreation HCP)into one large block that is more beneficial at the landscape level. Also combined annual monitoring reports for these two HCPs. The Nature Conservancy holds the conservation easement. With the delisting of the WVNFS in Sept. 2008, Snowshoe exercised an option in the HCP to discontinue monitoring. The conservation area remains protected in perpetuity regardless of the status of the WVNFS. When the squirrel was relisted as a rseult of a lawsuit, Snowshoe resumed monitoring. In a letetr dated November 16, 2011, the FWS approved a minor amendment to the HCP's list of covered activities. We removed the construction of the Learning Center and approved the construction and operation of a mountain bike trail with a reduced level of habitat impact on WVNFS.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Notice of Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit and Availability and Opening of Comment Period for a Draft Environmental Assessment Habitat Conservation Plan for the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel in Association wiht Snowshoe Mountain, Incorporated, Pocahontas County, WV (09/07/2005)

    Report generated on: February 12, 2016
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