USFWS Conference Opinion for the NRCS's Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative


This document transmits the Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Conference Opinion (Opinion) for the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative (LPCI) and associated procedures, conservation practices, and  conservation measures. This Opinion contains the Service’s analysis of the expected adverse, benign, and beneficial effects likely to result from implementation of all aspects of the LPCI and related planning processes on the LPC and its habitats, including the effects of applying LPCI conservation practices and conservation measures on lands in LPC habitat that are not enrolled in the LPCI.

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