Conservation Plans and Agreements

Candidate Conservation Agreement

Data Definitions

Conservation Agreement for the Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Fairbanks Fish And Wildlife Field Office
Involved Agency
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    Date Agreement Received
    No info
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    Date Agreement Signed
    Date Agreement Withdrawn
    Date Agreement Expired
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Yellow-billed loon breeding distribution on the North Slope and west coast of Alaska
  • Loon, yellow-billed - (Gavia adamsii)
    Current ESA Status: RT
    ESA Status at time of signing: UR

  • Habitat
    In northern Alaska, YBLO breed within the National Petroleum Reserve�Alaska (NPR-A) on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and on State of Alaska lands between the Colville and the Canning rivers, and on Alaska Native-owned Lands within the North Slope Borough. In western Alaska YBLO are found breeding primarily along the coastal fringe of the Seward Peninsula on Selawik National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); Cape Krusenstern National Monument and Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, administered by the National Park Service (NPS); and on scattered small parcels of BLM and Alaska Native-owned lands. Small numbers of YBLO have also been found nesting on Alaska Native-owned lands located on St. Lawrence Island. Yellow-billed loons nest exclusively in coastal and inland low-lying tundra from 62-74 N latitude, in association with permanent, fish-bearing lakes.
  • Alaska
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 24216903 acres (Alaska)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    No info
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    0 acres
  • Other Information
  • Partner Type
    No info
    Land Use
    gas and oil production
    10 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Partners will meet on an annual basis to discuss and update the Conservation Agreement.
    Report Received Date(s)
    Effectiveness of Agreement on ESA/Candidate Status
    Not yet determined
    Alaska Department of Natural Resources Alaska Department of Fish and Game North Slope Borough, Alaska Bureau of Land Management U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service
    FWS Contact
    Ted Swem Chief, Endangered Species Branch U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 101 12th Ave., Room 110 Fairbanks, AK 99701 907/456-0441 907/456-0208 fax
    WO Copy of Agreement
    Monitoring Notes
    Additional Notes
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 08, 2016
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