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Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
Rome State Nature Preserve, Ashtabula County, Ohio
The purpose of this CCAA is for the Service to join with Ohio Department of Natural Areas and Preserves to implement conservation measures for the eastern massasauga rattlesnake by providing continuing protection for the Rome State Nature Preserve population in Ashtabula County, Ohio. This agreement details the management strategies to be followed by the land manager. Conservation will be achieved by reducing threats to the population and maintaining and/or improving the available habitat.