Conservation Plans and Agreements




Candidate Conservation Agreement

Data Definitions

Title
Central Utah Navajo Sandstone Endemics
USFWS Region(s)
6
USFWS Field Office(s)
Utah Ecological Services Field Office
Status
C
Involved Agency
USFWS
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    01/2005
    Date Agreement Received
    09/08/2006
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    ---
    Date Agreement Signed
    09/08/2006
    Date Agreement Withdrawn
    ---
    Date Agreement Expired
    ---
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Capitol Reef National Park, Fishlake National Forest, and surrounding BLM lands.
    UTM N: 4237969 UTM E: 477135 Zone: 12 Datum: NAD27
    Species
  • Daisy, Maguire - (Erigeron maguirei)
    Current ESA Status: DM
    ESA Status at time of signing: T

  • Alice-flower, wonderland - (Aliciella caespitosa)
    Current ESA Status: RT
    ESA Status at time of signing: C

  • gilia, Mussentuchit - (Gilia tenuis)
    Current ESA Status: RT
    ESA Status at time of signing: UR

  • No common name - (Erigeron maguirei harrisonii)
    Current ESA Status: SC
    ESA Status at time of signing: SC

  • Habitat
    The Navajo Sandstone geologic formation where these species occur was deposited 190 to 136 million years ago during the Jurassic period. At that time this portion of western North America was an expansive desert with sand dunes reaching up to 2,200 feet thick. As subsequent geologic layers were deposited on top of the dunes, heat, pressure and water cemented the sand grains together. The overlying deposits eventually wore awa and exposed today's sandstone. Due to landscape position, vegetation varies from open pinyon-juniper woodlands to mixed desert scrub to sandy canyon bottoms.
    States
  • Utah
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 320000 acres (Utah)
    Estimated area of conservation activity is 500 square miles. Federal Agencies involved contain more extensive land, which is likely not suitable for these species
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Estimated area of conservation activity is 500 square miles. Federal Agencies involved contain more extensive land, which is likely not suitable for these species
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    No info
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    0 acres
  • Other Information
  • Partner Type
    No info
    Land Use
    ranching
    forest management activities
    non-commercial
    recreational activities
    other
    mining or other extraction
    Duration
    10 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    annual
    Report Received Date(s)
    No info
    Effectiveness of Agreement on ESA/Candidate Status
    Not yet determined
    Partners
    National Park Service, Bureau Land Management, U.S. Forest Service
    FWS Contact
    Heather Barnes
    WO Copy of Agreement
    No
    Monitoring Notes
    This suite of species is currently being managed by a group of federal agencies, BLM, Richfield Office, Capitol Reef National Park (CARE), and the Dixie (DNF) and Fishlake National Forests (FNF) that are partners in an Interagency Rare Plant Agreement (2002). Beginning in 2005 lands within the area of the Conservation Agreement and Strategy on DNF are administered by the FNF. Conservation actions include to (1)inventory remaining suitable habitat, (2)conduct research, (3) refine established Population Trend monitoring protocols and implement, (4) develop and implement human impact monitoring protocals, (5) implement established land management plans, (6) protect from commercial exploitation and illegal collection, (7) provide CPC conservation endowments, (8) develop public awareness, and (9) implement specific management actions
    Additional Notes
    Central Utah Navajo Sandtone Endemics Conservation Agreement is for Aliciella cespitosa (Rabbit Valley gilia or Wonderland alice-flower), Aliciella tenuis (Mussentuchit gilia), Astragalus harrisonii (Harrison's milkvetch), Cymopterus beckii (Pinnate spring-parsley), and Erigeron maguirei (Maguire daisy). Rabbit Valley gilia is a former candidate removed September 12, 2006. Mussentuchit gilia a not substantial, unwarranted to list, 90 day finding was issued in January 2006. Maguire daisy is federally listed as threatened. The Service intends to propose de-listing in the near future.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    The CCA
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 13, 2016
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