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Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

American Conservation Foundation (ACF) is a non-profit organization that currently holds an Endangered Species Act (ESA) prelisting permit for the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (DSL). 

This prelisting permit was issued to ACF by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for the Texas Conservation Plan (TCP). The TCP is a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) that allows for upstream, midstream, and private landowners/operators to obtain regulatory assurances in exchange for managing their land to minimize impacts to DSL. 

ACF Enrollment Deadline

Enrollment is currently open in the TCP. USFWS published the final rule to list the DSL as an endangered species in the Federal Register on 05/20/2024 to be effective 06/20/2024. Per USFWS, entities interested in enrolling in the TCP would need to provide ACF their formal/written interest in enrollment and sufficient information to initiate the enrollment process (a draft Management Plan and shapefile/acreage) before the effective date of the DSL being listed.

You can click the 'contact' tab to send ACF your formal/written interest in enrollment and receive enrollment steps, request documentation (CI, Management Plan, Hibbitts and SSA shapefiles), etc. 


Enrollment in the TCP must then be completed/finalized (CI complete, Management Plan complete, shapefiles submitted to ACF and Enrollment Fee paid within 30 days of receipt) within 12 months of the USFWS final rule to list the DSL becoming effective. 

USFWS has publicly stated there will be NO take coverage or assurances provided to participants until the enrollment process is complete/finalized

The Enrollment Fee is a set $4.00/acre for Upstream and Midstream companies due at the time of initial enrollment in the TCP, and thereafter annually on/by December 15th, as stated in your Certificate of Inclusion (CI). The Enrollment Fee invoice is due within 30 days of receiptThe Enrollment Fee for Ag is $100. 

ACF may require an additional Assessment Fee based on several factors pertaining to an individual entity's specific needs. Please see the below Assessment Fee Schedule for Oil and Gas operators. Pipeline operators will be assessed on a case-by-case basis based on needs. As the USFWS deadline approaches, the Assessment Fee will increase per the below Schedule for Oil and Gas companies. Assessment Fee invoices are due within 90 days of receipt

04/30/2024 $9.00/acre 05/31/2024 $10.00/acre 06/30/2024 $11.00/acre 07/31/2024 $12.00/acre 08/31/2024 $13.00/acre 09/30/2024 $14.00/acre 10/31/2024 $15.00/acre 11/30/2024 $16.00/acre 12/31/2024 $17.00/acre

**If the Enrollment Fee invoice is not paid within 30 days, the interested entity will then be invoiced an updated Assessment Fee based on the subsequent month(s) rates until the Enrollment Fee is paid in full. 


Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

ACF developed a CWPP on behalf of Coryell County, TX

ACF developed the Coryell County, Texas CWPP in coordination with the County and other stakeholders. This plan was created to reduce the risk of wildfire. Visit our website at for more information and to view the Coryell County, TX CWPP approved by the Texas Forest Service (TFS) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). 


What is a CWPP? 

A CWPP is a comprehensive plan used to address issues such as wildfire response, mitigation, community preparedness, and structure protection. The Plan aims to enhance Coryell County's resilience against wildfires and ensure the safety of homes, families, and natural resources. The Plan is a collaborative effort between the Texas Forest Service, local fire departments and citizens, as well as state and federal agencies. 

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