Butte Creek Conservation Projects
Project: Butte Creek Conservation Easement
PArtner: Pacific Forest Trust
Commencing in 2015, the Hart Ranch made the Butte Creek Property subject to and protected under a conservation easement that integrates sustainable timber management and meadow habitat restoration with the Hart Ranch's overall mission of building a sustainable, holistic property stewardship program.
For more information on this venture, please refer to the link listed below:
Project: Butte Creek Safe Harbor Agreement
Partner: United States Fish & Wildlife
Signed in June 2019 after a mandatory posting on the Federal Registrar for a public comment period , the Hart’s entered into a Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) for the Northern Spotted Owl and Gray Wolf. This agreement will bind the signees for a term of 50-years, with the option for extension(s). For the full document, please reference the link to the Federal Register posting below:
Project: Hart Ranch Little Shasta Consistency Determination
Partner: California Department of Fish & Wildlife
This agreement complements the Little Shasta SHA and allows for further management options best suited for the habitat. For more information on Consistency Determinations, please see the link below:
Little Shasta Conservation Projects
project: Hart Ranch Little Shasta Safe Harbor AGreement
Partner: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; California Department of Fish & Wildlife; National Marine Fisheries SErvice
Working with National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Hart’s entered into a SHA for the survival and recovery of the Southern Oregon / Northern California Coast coho salmon. The Hart Ranch is proud to be managing its farming and ranching activities under the agreement granted by NOAA in February 2018 and recognizes the importance of balancing those activities with wildlife health and habitat enhancement.
More coming soon!