Conservation Plans and Agreements




Safe Harbor Agreement

Data Definitions

Title
Umikoa Ranch
USFWS Region(s)
1
USFWS Field Office(s)
Pacific Islands Fish And Wildlife Office
Permits
TE044015-0
Status
I
NEPA Process
categorical exclusion
Involved Agency
USFWS
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    11/01/1999
    Date Application Received
    06/05/2001
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
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    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    06/07/2001
    Date Permit Issued
    12/05/2001
    Date Application Withdrawn
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    Date Permit Expired
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    Date Permit Denied
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    Date Permit Suspended
    ---
    Date Permit Revoked
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  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Hawaii
    Listed Species
  • Duck, Hawaiian (=koloa) - (Anas wyvilliana) Entire E
  • Goose, Hawaiian - (Branta (=Nesochen) sandvicensis) Entire E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    Habitat
    Lower portion of Umikoa Ranch (~2200-4000') is grazed, open canopy 'ohi 'a/hapu'u montane wet forest; mid portion (~4000-4600') dominated by 500 ac of koa that was planted in 1991; upper portion (~4600-5400')was once mature koa forest with native plant understory, but degraded over last century by cattle grazing to montane wet kikuyu pasture with remnants of koa, 'ohi'a, naio, and hapu'u. 1998 re-establishment of koa forest on 150 ac of upper pasture; remaining 700 ac to be managed in 150 ac increments for koa re-establishment, as per SHA.
    States
  • Hawaii
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 2000 acres (Hawaii)
    Creation, enhancement of habitat for koloa (Hawaiian duck) and nene (Hawaiian goose) and control of predators; acreage located on the upper portion of Ranch. 2 ac of palustrine emergent marsh; 150 ac riparian and associated uplands for nene and koloa; balance in koa forest to be implemented in 150-ac units.
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Creation, enhancement of habitat for koloa (Hawaiian duck) and nene (Hawaiian goose) and control of predators; acreage located on the upper portion of Ranch. 2 ac of palustrine emergent marsh; 150 ac riparian and associated uplands for nene and koloa; balance in koa forest to be implemented in 150-ac units.
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    No info
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    150 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    corporation
    Land Use
    ranching
    forest management activities
    recreational activities
    agricultural
    Duration
    20 years, 0 months
    Anticipated that this will allow sufficient time for koloa and nene to establish self-sustaining breeding populations within the enrolled lands. Permit term is 50 years.
    Reporting Frequency
    by 10/1 annually
    Report Received Date(s)
    11/01/2004
    Partners
    State of Hawaii-Department of Land and Natural Resources; Ducks Unlimited; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    FWS Contact
    James Kwon, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, Honolulu, HI, 808-792-9400
    WO Copy of Agreement
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    For first year, upon completion of new wetland habitat, Ducks Unlimited Inc. and NRCS will conduct monthly surveys to determine population status of koloa and nene and to monitor newly restored WRP ponds. Additional info includes effectiveness of habitat mgmt activities; summary of population surveys; recommendations for adaptive mgmt.; other info. for future recovery. After first year, USFWS with Ducks Unlimited will conduct biological monitoring.
    Additional Notes
    Koloa broods were documented in June 2001, May 2002, and also in 2003. In 2004, koloa exhibiting breeding behavior were observed. The current koloa population is estimated to be 6 birds. The current nene population is still zero.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    Availability of an Environmental Action Statement and Receipt of an Application for a Permit To Enhance the Survival of the Hawaiian Duck or Koloa and Endangered Hawaiian Goose or Nene through a Safe Harbor Agreement for Umikoa Ranch, HI (06/07/2001)

    Report generated on: February 11, 2016
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