Conservation Plans and Agreements

Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances

Data Definitions

Spring Pygmy Sunfish- Belle Mina Farm, Alabama
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Daphne Ecological Services Field Office
No info
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
    No info
    Date Permit Issued
    Date Application Withdrawn
    Date Permit Expired
    Date Permit Denied
    Date Permit Suspended
    Date Permit Revoked
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Limstone County, Alabama
  • Sunfish, spring pygmy - (Elassoma alabamae)
    Current ESA Status: T
    ESA Status at time of signing: none

  • Habitat
    Five (5) river miles of the Beaverdam-Moss Creek/Spring Complex with Limestone County, Alabama. Species prefers patches of dense submergent vegetation for foraging, refuge from predators, and spawing
  • Alabama
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 3200 acres (Alabama)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    150 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    No info
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    No info
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    No info
    Land Use
    water activities
    20 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Report Received Date(s)
    No info
    Effectiveness of Agreement on ESA/Candidate Status
    Not yet determined
    The Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama
    FWS Contact
    No info
    WO Copy of Agreement
    No info
    HQ has copy of final agreement
    Monitoring Notes
    The Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama, as a cooperator on the agreement, will be responsible for all reporting for the CCAA including, implementation of conservation measures, monitoring of the species and its habitat, and occurrences of incidental take in accordance with the associated Permit (if the species becomes listed).
    Additional Notes
    The Property Owner will: (1) maintain a 150 foot vegetated buffer with specific native plants around the Moss Spring Pond; (2) prohibit cattle access to Moss Spring Pond and the vegetated buffer zone; (3) prohibit cattle access to the Protected Area; and (4) create a Protected Area of 150 acres of known species habitat within the owner's Beaverdam Swamp/Creek holdings, and within this Protected area avoid deforestation, land clearing, industrial development, residential development, aquaculture, temporary or permanent ground water removal installations, stocked farm ponds, pesticide and herbicide use, and impervious surface installation without prior consultation with the Service and the Service's written agreement.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    The CCA
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 08, 2016
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