Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

WAFWA Encourages Plan Participation

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

WAFWA Encourages Plan Participation

Article excerpt

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is encouraging oil and gas companies to enroll oil and gas leases and pipelines in a voluntary program to help conserve the lesser prairie chicken.

Because of a federal court decision that vacated protection of the lesser prairie-chicken under the Endangered Species Act, WAFWA's Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances is open for new enrollments of oil and gas leases and pipelines.

The bird was listed as threatened in May 2014, but the court decision reversed that protection.

Because of that decision, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved new enrollments by companies operating within Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas. The companies are required to implement conservation benefits for lesser prairie chickens and pay enrollment and impact fees for unavoidable impacts, which allow the companies to continue oil and gas production while contributing to conserving habitat. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.