WSGA CCAA/CCA Educational Program
A Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances(CCAA) is a voluntary agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and a private landowner whereby private landowners agree to manage their lands to remove or reduce threats to species at risk of being listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
An enrolled landowner’s individual CCAA ensures that ongoing private land operations and any additional covered activities described in the umbrella CCAA may continue and the landowner receives incidental take coverage under the ESA for covered activities if greater sage-grouse are listed.
Information and Resources
The BLM CCA here provides an outline for what will be developed on an allotment-level basis with permittees/lessees who request a CCA. This outline is a dynamic document that may change over time as more is learned in the process. The individual allotment-level CCA will contain the appropriate site-specific information chosen from this outline.
CCAA/CCA Forms and Templates
Appendix B Form - Wyoming Sage-Grouse Umbrella CCAA Information Screen
Appendix C Form - Wyoming Sage-Grouse Individual CCAA Application
Appendix D Form - Sample Annual Individual CCAA Report
30 - NRCS DCs Meeting Casper
13 - Lake DeSmet Conservation District Sage-Grouse Update - Buffalo
May 29- Uinta County Conservation District Sage Grouse Update - location TBA
4-7 - WSGA Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show - Cody
3 - Area V Conservation District Meeting - Afton
5 - Area III Conservation District Meeting - Worland
10 - Area I Conservation District Meeting - Buffalo
11 - Area II Conservation District Meeting - Wheatland
12 - Area IV Conservation Disctrict Meeting - Medicine Bow
Contact information can be found on page 26 of the "A Landowner's Approach to Greater Sage-Grouse Umbrella CCAA for Wyoming Ranch Management"
Acronyms and Definitions
Permit—The permit issued under a CCAA that authorizes incidental and intentional take associated with the land uses and conservation measures covered by the CCAA.