The lesser prairie chicken range-wide conservation plan (RWP) provides industry and landowners, through their enrollment and implementation of conservation measures, the ability to receive compliance with the Endangered Species Act and not be subject to further regulation.
Industry representatives please click here to review the FAQ sheet for enrolling strategies. For those wanting to enroll in the RWP please click here for the WAFWA Certificate of Participation (WCP). If you have any questions please contact:
- Sean Kyle, Chairman of the Lesser Prairie Chicken Interstate Working Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Bill Van Pelt, Grassland Coordinator at bill.vanpelt@WAFWA.org.
The RWP also provides protective assurances to participating landowners. Landowners may participate in the offset unit generating option (provides assurances and per acre payments) or the non-offset unit generating option (provides assurances but no payments). Farmers, ranchers, and landowners may contact their local state fish and wildlife agency biologist to answer questions about enrollment in the plan.
Click here to learn more about the Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan.
The RWP includes habitat management goals and conservation practices to be applied throughout the lesser prairie-chicken’s range, guided by the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) online database and mapping system, a project supported by the Western Governors Association.
WAFWA Certified Technical Service Providers (click here).