Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Lesser Prairie-Chicken Updated:08/2020

WAFWA in partnership with the states of New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have embarked on an innovative and unprecedented approach to wildlife conservation.  This partnership began in 2012 with the Directors of the five states that are home to the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) and its habitat to create a document that outlined the needs of this charismatic grouse species endemic to the five states.  This document, “The Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan,” (RWP),  written by the states LPC interstate working group, addresses the needs of this species, establish population goals and provides a mechanism for industry to continue operating. This document brings together the different voluntary conservation programs in the high plains into a common approach to provide for both minimization and mitigation of impacts and conservation of LPC habitat.  The only plan of its kind endorsed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, it was incorporated into the Section 4(d) Special rule at the time of  listing in 2014.  Strong participation in the plan could lead to a timely delisting of the LPC.

WAFWA GIS Services
Chanda Pettie
Technical Lead
Phone: 719-207-5053

 

For all other inquiries and general information regarding WAFWA’s implementation of the LPC RWP contact:

LPC Program Director-Chair
J.D. Strong
Director-Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation


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Contact Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Sean Kyle
Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager
Topeka, KS  66606
Phone: 785-256-3737


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