Conservation Plans and Agreements

Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Woodlands Group LLC
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Lafayette Ecological Services Field Office
Landowner completed mitigation but did not harvest all the timber. Subsequently they surrendered the ITP and entered into the RCW Statewide SHA.
NEPA Process
environmental assessment
Involved Agency
  • Date Information
  • 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    Date Application Withdrawn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
    Springfield, Livingston Parish
    Listed Species
  • Woodpecker, red-cockaded - (Picoides borealis) Entire E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    The Applicant's property is located in southeastern Livingston Parish, between Interstate Highway 12 and Lake Maurepas. The property is bordered on the east by the Tickfaw River and on the north by its tributary Lizard Creek, both of which flow southeastward to the lake. Marshlands border the property to the south, and small private in-holdings and agricultural lands occur to the west. The property was clear-cut in the late 1920's and left to regenerate naturally. Presently, 70 - 80 year-old loblolly pine dominate the overstory. A demographically isolated RCW population occupies the contiguous forested tract owned by the Applicant and an adjacent landowner and consists of seven RCW clusters (six active and one inactive). The Applicant's property is in a zone of prairie, stream, and marine terraces that were historically forested in longleaf, loblolly, and shortleaf pines, pine-hardwood mixes, and bottomland hardwoods. Suburban development is rapidly expanding in residential areas of both Livingston and St. Tammany Parishes, however, as city-dwellers emigrate from Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Those parishes are the second- and third-fastest growing parishes in Louisiana as measured by percentage population growth, according to the March 18, 2000, Baton Rouge Advocate. The population of Livingston Parish is estimated to have increased by 29.3 percent from 1990 to 1999, and that of St. Tammany parish by 33.5 percent (U.S. Bureau of the Census 2000).
  • Louisiana
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 971 acres (Louisiana)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    Land Use
    forest management activities
    4 years, 0 months
    HCP specifies the duration to be 4 years from the date of issuance (effective 7/21/2003 to 7/31/2007). Prior to the permit expiration, the Applicant filed for a nine year extension. No additional incidental take was requested. The Incidental Take Permit extension was issued on 11/29/2007 (effective 11/30/2007 through 11/16/2016).
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment and Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit by Woodlands Group L.L.C. in Livingston Parish, LA (06/28/2002)

    Report generated on: November 27, 2015
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