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WETLAND REGULATORY PROGRAM The Role Of The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service ROLE OF THE RESOURCE AGENCY Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (conservation of trust resources) Commenting Agencies – advise the Corps regarding measures to avoid, minimize and compensate for impacts

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wetland regulatory program

WETLAND REGULATORY PROGRAM

The Role Of The

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

role of the resource agency
ROLE OF THE RESOURCE AGENCY
  • Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (conservation of trust resources)
  • Commenting Agencies – advise the Corps regarding measures to avoid, minimize and compensate for impacts
  • Provide Technical Assistance
service s trust resource concerns
SERVICE’S TRUST-RESOURCE CONCERNS
  • ADMINISTERED PUBLIC LANDS
  • MIGRATORY BIRDS
  • THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES
  • ANADROMOUS FISH
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THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES

AND THEIR CRITICAL HABITAT

ANIMALS

Louisiana Black Bear

Bald Eagle

Brown Pelican

Red Cockaded Woodpecker

Piping Plover

Interior Least Tern

Gopher Tortoise

Ringed Map Turtle

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Louisiana Pine Snake

Pink Mucket Pearly Mussel

Fat Pocketbook Mussel

Inflated Heelspliter Mussel

West Indian Manatee

Gulf Sturgeon

Pallid Sturgeon

PLANTS

Louisiana Quillwort

Earth Fruit

American Chaff-seed

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LOUISIANA BLACK BEAR

(Occupied Habitat)

* Work during the non-denning season

(April-December)

* Protection for den trees (36”dbh

cypress/tupelo with cavities)

* Do not leave food or garbage

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During non-nesting, consult on habitat alteration

Activities within 3,000 feet of an active nest.

During the nesting season (October 1 to May 15),

consult on activities between 3,000 and 1,500 feet.

No Disturbance in areas < 1,500 ft. of an active nest.

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No work within 2,000 feet of an active nest site

(November 1st to July 30th)

BROWN PELICANS

red cockaded woodpecker
RED COCKADED WOODPECKER

No new construction within the cluster area

No disturbance within the cluster area during nesting season

(March through July)

No cutting of cavity trees within active clusters and 200 ft buffer

Limited clearing in foraging area

(60-300 ac contiguous w/cluster)

piping plover critical habitat
PIPING PLOVER CRITICAL HABITAT

July 30th to April 1st

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WADING BIRDS

No disturbance within 1,000 ft. of a colony

during the nesting season

(March 1 to August 30th)

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GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS

No work within 650 feet during nesting season

Gulls - April 1 to July 30th

Terns - March 15th to September 15th

Skimmers – April 30th to September 15th

permit review process
PERMIT REVIEW PROCESS
  • Screen Public Notices
  • Determine Level of Involvement
  • Field Inspection
  • Written Comments
  • Evaluate Project Modifications
  • Evaluate Compensation Proposals
permitting improvements
Permitting Improvements
  • Accurate Plats
  • Compensatory Mitigation Proposals
  • Onsite Habitat Information