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  1. WETLAND REGULATORY PROGRAM The Role Of The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

  2. 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

  3. SERVICE’S TRUST-RESOURCE CONCERNS • ADMINISTERED PUBLIC LANDS • MIGRATORY BIRDS • THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES • ANADROMOUS FISH

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. No work within 2,000 feet of an active nest site (November 1st to July 30th) BROWN PELICANS

  8. 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)

  9. PIPING PLOVER CRITICAL HABITAT July 30th to April 1st

  10. WADING BIRDS No disturbance within 1,000 ft. of a colony during the nesting season (March 1 to August 30th)

  11. 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

  12. PERMIT REVIEW PROCESS • Screen Public Notices • Determine Level of Involvement • Field Inspection • Written Comments • Evaluate Project Modifications • Evaluate Compensation Proposals

  13. Permitting Improvements • Accurate Plats • Compensatory Mitigation Proposals • Onsite Habitat Information