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1 Ten years of collaborative conservation NC Sandhills Conservation Partnership

2 Steering Committee CommunicationsLand ProtectionRCW RecoveryReserve Design Resource Management NC Sandhills Conservation Partnership The mission of the NCSCP is to coordinate the development and implementation of conservation strategies for the red-cockaded woodpecker, other native biota, longleaf pine, and other ecosystems in the Sandhills of North Carolina.

3 Identify the most important areas to conserve from a biological perspective. Identify buffers to adequately conserve the resources and ecological processes of protected areas. Identify connections between important areas that promote gene flow and wildlife movement. Provide this information to other working groups for implementation. Synthesize biological information and create a vision to guide long- term conservation of native Sandhills ecosystems. Reserve Design Working Group

4 Reserve Design: Current and Potential Uses Green Growth Toolbox Implementation Analysis of Conservation Efforts Land Acquisition Planning/Priority-setting Restoration Planning/Priority-setting Targeting Private Landowners & Private Lands Incentive Programs Implementing CCA and CCAA for Federal and State at-risk species

5 RCW Recovery Strategy  Manage two populations (east and west) independently Improve spatial distribution of the two populations State Agencies agree to manage at Recovery Standard Increase RCW #s on public and other conservation lands Secure protection and management of habitat for connective corridors and buffer core areas of populations  Maintain demographic linkage between east and west populations

6 Tier 2 Resources – Wildlife Habitat Landscapes Tend to be larger in size – e.g. wildlife corridors, habitat management areas In general, less detailed knowledge about resources Reserve Design Data Layers Tier 1 Resources – Sensitive Wildlife and Natural Resource Areas Tend to be smaller in size – e.g. rare species habitat areas In general, more detailed knowledge about resources

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8 Table 1. Terrestrial and Aquatic Focal Species within the Sandhills Region of North Carolina (animals only). Common NameScientific NameMajor Group Federal Status State Status State Rank Population Decline Major Habitat Groupings (or River Basins for Aquatics) - as identified in the NCWAP Carolina Gopher FrogRana capitoAmphibian--TS2x Mesic Forest, Dry Longleaf Pine, Wet Pine Savanna, Small Wetland Community Eastern Tiger SalamanderAmbystoma tigrinum tigrinumAmphibian--TS2x Dry Longleaf Pine, Wet Pine Savanna, Small Wetland Community Oak ToadBufo quercicusAmphibian--SRS3 Dry Longleaf Pine, Pocosin, Wet Pine Savanna, Small Wetland Community Pine Barrens TreefrogHyla andersoniiAmphibian-- S3S4x Dry Longleaf Pine, Pocosin, Wet Pine Savanna, Small Wetland Community Sandhills SalamanderEurycea sp. 1Amphibian-- S3? Floodplain Forest, Riverine Aquatic Community American KestrelFalco sparveriusBird-- S3B, S5N Early Successional Habitats, Dry Coniferous Woodlands, Dry Longleaf Pine, Wet Pine Savanna Bachman's SparrowAimophila aestivalisBirdFSCSCS3B, S2Nx Early Successional Habitats, Dry Coniferous Woodlands, Dry Longleaf Pine, Wet Pine Savanna Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusillaBird-- x Dry Coniferous Woodlands, Dry Longleaf Pine, Wet Pine Savanna Chuck-will's-widowCaprimulgus carolinensisBird-- x Oak Forest, Early Successional Habitats, Dry Coniferous Woodlands, Dry Longleaf Pine Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianusBird-- x Early Successional Habitats, Dry Coniferous Woodlands, Dry Longleaf Pine, Wet Pine Savanna Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealisBirdFEES2x Dry Coniferous Woodlands, Dry Longleaf Pine, Pocosin, Wet Pine Savanna Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalusBird-- x Oak Forest, Mesic Forest, Dry Coniferous, Dry Longleaf Pine, Pocosin, Wet Pine Savanna, Floodplain Forest Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsoniiBird-- S3B, SZNx Mesic Forest, Pocosin, Floodplain Forest Eastern Fox SquirrelSciurus nigerMammal--SRS3x Oak Forest, Dry Coniferous Woodlands, Dry Longleaf Pine Rafinesque's Big-eared BatCorynorhinus rafinesquiiMammalFSCTS3x Floodplain Forest Southeastern BatMyotis austroripariusMammalFSCSCS2?x Floodplain Forest Eastern Chicken TurtleDeirochelys reticulariaReptile--SRS3x Lakes and Reservoirs, Riverine Aquatic Community, Small Wetland Community Eastern CoachwhipMasticophis flagellumReptile--SRS3x Early Successional Habitats, Dry Longleaf Pine Northern Pinesnake Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucusReptileFSCSCS3x Early Successional Habitats, Dry Longleaf Pine Pygmy RattlesnakeSistrurus miliariusReptile--SCS3x Dry Coniferous Woodlands, Dry Longleaf Pine, Wet Pine Savanna Southern Hog-nosed SnakeHeterodon simusReptileFSCSCS2x Dry Longleaf Pine Timber (Canebrake) RattlesnakeCrotalus horridusReptile--SCS3x Oak Forest, Mesic Forest, Dry Coniferous Woodlands, Dry Longleaf Pine, Floodplain Forest Dotted SkipperHesperia attalus slossonaeInsect--SR Not identified in the NCWAP Dusky Roadside-SkipperAmblyscirtes alternataInsect--SR Not identified in the NCWAP Edwards' HairstreakSatyrium edwardsiiInsect--SR Not identified in the NCWAP Frosted ElfinCallophrys irusInsect--SR Not identified in the NCWAP Hessel's HairstreakCallophrys hesseliInsect--SR Not identified in the NCWAP Meske's SkipperHesperia meskeiInsect--SR Not identified in the NCWAP Northern Oak HairstreakSatyrium favonius ontarioInsect--SR Not identified in the NCWAP Reversed Roadside-SkipperAmblyscirtes reversaInsect--SR Not identified in the NCWAP St Francis' SatyrNeonympha mitchellii francisciInsectFEES1 Not identified in the NCWAP Two-spotted SkipperEuphyes bimaculaInsect--SR Not identified in the NCWAP Pinewoods DarterEtheostoma mariaeFishFSCSCS3x Lumber Sandhills ChubSemotilus lumbeeFishFSCSCS3x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear, Lumber Thinlip ChubCyprinella sp. (cf. zanema)Fish--SCS2x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear, Lumber Sandhills Spiny CrayfishCambarus hystricosusCrayfish--SRS2 Cape Fear Alewife FloaterAnodonta implicataMollusk--TS1x Yadkin-PeeDee Cape Fear SpikeElliptio marsupiobesaMollusk--SCSUx Cape Fear, Lumber Carolina CreekshellVillosa vaughanianaMolluskFSCES2x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear CreeperStrophitus undulatusMollusk--TS2S3x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear Eastern CreekshellVillosa delumbisMollusk--SRS3x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear, Lumber Eastern LampmusselLampsilis radiataMollusk--TS1S2x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear, Lumber Notched RainbowVillosa constrictaMollusk--SCS3x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear Pod LanceElliptio folliculataMollusk--SCS1x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear, Lumber Roanoke SlabshellElliptio roanokensisMollusk--TS1x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear, Lumber Triangle FloaterAlasmidonta undulataMollusk--TS2x Yadkin-PeeDee, Cape Fear Yellow LampmusselLampsilis cariosaMolluskFSCES1x Cape Fear, Lumber

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10 Uneven-Aged Longleaf Stand With Diverse Ground Cover

11 Vernal Pools/Seeps

12 Blackwater Rivers and Streams

13 Streamhead Communities

14 Species Data

15 Potential Targets for CCA/CCAAs

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