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Covered Species

Covered Activities

Cumberland HCP

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Covered Activities

The goal of TWRA's wildlife forestry program is to create, maintain, and improve wildlife habitat through a variety of silvicultural practices, including intermediate treatments and forest regeneration, and to protect terrestrial and aquatic habitat through Best Management Practices (BMPs) during timber harvest, road construction, and other forest management activities. It is largely through harvesting activities that TWRA forest managers can regenerate new forests, improve existing forests, and alter the composition and structure of forests to attain the wildlife habitat objectives of Wildlife Management Area (WMA) managers. The sale of timber for income to the Agency is secondary to and a byproduct of the creation and enhancement of forest wildlife habitat. Over time, TWRA's forest management creates a diverse mixture of early to late successional habitat types beneficial to a variety of wildlife species, while maintaining an oak-hickory component in the forest canopy to provide hard mast (i.e. acorns and nuts) for a number of wildlife species.

The covered activities were selected by determining that each activity satisfied the following key criteria:

1) take place within the project area (i.e., one of the WMAs),

2) are within TWRA’s legal control,

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3) cause take of one or more covered species, and

4) are currently taking place or could be expected to take place during the duration of the permit.

Listed below is a flow chart containing the key criteria which were used to evaluate each activity and to arrive at the final list of covered activities for the HCP permit.


Covered Activity Selection Flow Chart

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