About this Collection

This library collection contains documents pertaining to the "Candidate conservation agreement with assurances for six species in the Trinity River Basin".

This Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA, agreement) for Six Species in the Trinity Basin is a voluntary conservation agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA). Both the Upper Trinity River Water Quality Compact (Compact) and the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) have assisted in the development of this CCAA and intend to sign onto the agreement upon its completion. The Covered Species for this CCAA include four species of freshwater mussels, 1) Texas Fawnsfoot (Truncilla macrodon), 2) Texas Heelsplitter (Potamilus amphichaenus), 3) Trinity Pigtoe (Fusconaia chunii), and 4) Louisiana Pigtoe (Pleurobema riddellii); and two species of turtles, 1) Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) and 2) Western Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia miaria).