Promoting sustainable resource management principles and practices along rights-of-way

This Nationwide Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for the Monarch Butterfly on Energy and Transportation Lands with an integrated Candidate Conservation Agreement (CCAA/CCA or Agreement) represents a unique collaboration between the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service (the “Service”), and more than 30 interested entities from the energy and transportation sectors. These interested companies and organizations represent entities managing lands associated with electric power generation, electric transmission and distribution, oil and gas transmission and distribution, and renewable energy development, as well as a network of individual state departments of transportation. This Agreement embodies the landscape-scale conservation vision that has been recognized as being needed for monarch butterflies.

Download the CCAA below, and learn more about the Rights of Way as Habitat Working Group here

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