Enhancement of survival permits are issued to non-federal landowners participating in a Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) or Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA). Landowners who participate in these voluntary agreements take actions to benefit species while also receiving assurances that they will not be subject to additional regulatory restrictions as a result of their conservation actions.
Once the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has worked with the prospective property owner(s) to develop an SHA or CCAA and has determined the agreement meets the permit issuance criteria, we will unlock the application form so applicants may complete and submit it for processing. Before drafting an agreement, we strongly recommend working with your local Ecological Services Field Office to ensure the agreement meets the respective policy and permit issuance criteria.