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Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
Eastern Massasauga in Michigan
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources applied for and received an enhancement of survival permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The permit authorizes take of eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus), resulting from certain land use and conservation activities. The permit application included a programmatic candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA) between the DNR, the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Service. The term of the CCAA and permit is 25 years.
Draft Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (Feb. 22, 2016)
Federal Register Notice of Availability (Feb. 23, 2016)