Conservation Plans and Agreements

Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Plum Creek Timber Company
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office
NEPA Process
environmental assessment
Involved Agency
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    Date Application Received
    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    Date Application Withdrawn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
    Union County, AR and Union and Ouachita Parishes, LA. Local office in Huttig, AR.
    Listed Species
  • Woodpecker, red-cockaded - (Picoides borealis) Entire E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    Loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, and hardwood community.
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 130500 acres (Arkansas)
  • 130500 acres (Louisiana)
    Total acreage of 261,000 (approximately half of the acreage is in LA with the rest in AR).
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Data not available
    Total acreage of 261,000 (approximately half of the acreage is in LA with the rest in AR).
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    3069 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    3069 acres
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    4937 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    Land Use
    forest management activities
    30 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Report Received Date(s)
    Monitoring Notes
    FWS ES staff (Arkasas and Louisiana) made a site visit on 02/28/2002 to the Plum Creek HCP Conservation Area, accompanied by Plum Creek staff, for FWS to verify the establishment of mitigation credits claimed by Plum Creek (8 RCW pair credits) and evaluate if foraging habitat and cluster maintenance met the standards set forth in the HCP. FWS Arkansas Field Office staff participated at Plum Creek in monitoring and translocating four RCW groups mitigated for by Plum Creek, on 03/25-26/2002; 04/03-05/2002; 04/15-17, 2002; 05/09-10/2002; 5/13-15/2002; 7/12/2002; and 04/04/2003.
    Additional Notes
    The biological goal of the HCP is to increase the persistence and viability of the local RCW population on Plum Creek lands and indirectly on the adjacent Felsenthal NWR (and to a lesser extent the D'Arbonne NWR). The HCP will enhance the viability of the RCW population on Plum Creek lands by actively managing a 3,069-acre Conservation Area for RCWs and by consolidating fragmented RCW populations from outside the Conservation Area into the managed area. The Conservation Area will also increase the effective size of RCW populations on Federal lands, as three of the Conservation Area sub-units are adjacent to actively managed RCW habitat on Felsenthal NWR and a fourth sub-unit is adjacent to RCW habitat on D'Arbonne NWR.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    Availability of a Draft Combined Environmental Assessment and Habitat Conservation Plan, Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact, and Notice of Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit by Plum Creek Timber Company for Forest Management and Timber Harvest on Plum Creek Lands in Arkansas and Louisiana (04/17/2001)

    Report generated on: February 13, 2016
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