Conservation Plans and Agreements

Safe Harbor Agreement

Data Definitions

Martin Branch Woodland Tract (Lambert) SHA
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Jackson Ecological Services Field Office
NEPA Process
categorical exclusion
Involved Agency
  • Date Information
  • 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    Date Application Withdrawn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 Martin Branch Woodland property is approximately 754 acres and includes portions of sections 29, 30, 31 and 32, Township 6 North, Range 15 West. It is located about 2 miles southeast of Sumrall, Mississippi.
    Listed Species
  • Tortoise, gopher - (Gopherus polyphemus) West of Mobile and Tombigbee Rivers T
  • Woodpecker, red-cockaded - (Picoides borealis) Entire E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    The Martin Branch Woodland currently consists of about 754 acres of pine and mixed pine-hardwood forests in rural Covington County, Mississippi. About 500 acres of this forest will be managed to benefit either the gopher tortoise or RCW. The Applicant manages the forest for mixed purposes, including income from timber production, wildlife, aesthetics, natural values, and recreation. Management to enhance habitat will decrease the frequency of timber harvests in some areas, and control the unnatural encroachment of hardwoods and shrubs in the pine forest understory. Such management uses normal silvicultural methods widely employed by foresters and landowners.
  • Mississippi
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 754 acres (Mississippi)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    private individual
    Land Use
    forest management activities
    20 years, 0 months
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    Biological Opinion
    NEPA - Cat Ex
    Set of Findings
    The SHA
    Final Documents
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: November 27, 2015
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