Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAAs)


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Agency NameU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Affiliationfederal government
Web Sitehttps://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/cca.html
Project Annual Funding Level Technical assistance only
Range of Funding (Landowner) Technical assistance only
Criteria for funding project The program applies to non-federal property owners with candidate or other at-risk species on their properties. At-risk or imperiled species that are not federally listed or not candidate species can be included.
Geographic Coverage AreaAll counties, but our office covers only the southern portion of the state.
Description of ProgramUSFWS identifies candidate species, other at-risk or imperiled species and provides conservation recommendations that can remove or reduce threats for these species.Non-federal landowners entering into an agreement would implement voluntary conservation efforts. The incentive offered to the landowners is a reduction in liability under the Endangered Species Act in exchange for conservation measures. Resources are leveraged by facilitating funding for landowners to engage in voluntary conservation.
When are landowner applications accepted?
Match Required?n/a
Target Invasive Species?
Any other Requirements or Eligibility?
Agreement RequiredYes. Varies.
Permanent Contact PersonLourdes Mena
Contact number904-731-3134
e-mail addresslourdes_mena@fws.gov
contacted last2017-05-09 00:00:00.0