Conservation Plans and Agreements

Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances

Data Definitions

Spring Pygmy Sunfish - McDonald Farm, Alabama
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Daphne Ecological Services Field Office , Jackson Ecological Services Field Office
TE 15500B
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
    Date Permit Issued
    Date Application Withdrawn
    Date Permit Expired
    Date Permit Denied
    Date Permit Suspended
    Date Permit Revoked
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Six linear miles of Beaverdam Spring/Creek
  • Sunfish, spring pygmy - (Elassoma alabamae)
    Current ESA Status: T
    ESA Status at time of signing: none

  • Habitat
    aquatic habitat provided by spring pools and spring runs, including patches of dense, filamentous submergent vegetation.
  • Alabama
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 272 acres (Alabama)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    No info
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    No info
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    No info
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    No info
    Land Use
    25 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 North Alabama
    FWS Contact
    No info
    WO Copy of Agreement
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    The Land Trust of North Alabama is responsible for all reporting and monitoring under the Agreement and is a cooperator to the CCAA.
    Additional Notes
    The Property Owner will: (1)maintain a 100 foot vegtated buffer with specific native plants around the Beaverdam Creek; (2) limit cattle access to Beaverdam Creek and the vegetated buffer zone; (3) limit extraction of surface and/or groundwater from private agricultural irrigation system to current annual levels; (4) maintain typical annual average surface and groundwater extractions from the county resources; (5) refrain from allowing any of the following to occur in the buffer zone: deforestation, land clearing, industrial development, residential development, aquaculture, temporary or permanent ground water removal installations, stocked farm ponds, pesticide and herbicide use; and (6) upon agreement by all parties to the CCAA, implement additional water management measures if the range-wide population of the species declines more than 15%.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    The CCAA
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 12, 2016
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