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ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE, INC. SAFE HARBOR AGREEMENT
Southwest Region, October 17, 2006
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On October 17, 2006 the Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) between Environmental Defense, Inc. and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide safe harbor assurances to landowners in south Texas who voluntarily agree to enhance habitat for the endangered ocelot was signed by the acting Regional Director and a section 10 permit was issued. The SHA will allow Environmental Defense to issue Certificates of Inclusion to landowners who are willing to perform habitat restoration activities for the endangered ocelot in all or portions of Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Starr, and Willacy Counties, Texas.  Highest priority will be given to those landowners with land adjacent to or near public land parcels which include, but are not limited to, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (LANWR) and Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge (LRGVNWR). 

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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