Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)

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Species Type

Bird

Status1

Threatened with Special Rule (05/12/14)

Key Dates

Important Updates

Final Listing Information:

Proposed Listing Information

Proposed Listing Information

Potential Range

United States:3

Texas Counties:2

Economic Region(s)4

Key Economic Sectors5

Background

Research

Texas Tech University – Research documents Lesser Prairie-Chickens

Public Comment

Conservation Programs and Activities

Voluntary Conservation Agreements

Texas Candidate Conservation Agreement (CCAA) with Assurances for Lesser Prairie-Chickens – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and FWS (June 26, 2006):
An agreement between FWS and TPWD whereby landowners voluntarily commit to conservation actions that will help stabilize or restore the species, with the goal that listing will become unnecessary.

For information about other conservation agreements for the lesser prairie-chicken, visit the FWS website.

Learn More About This Species

Economic Impact Analysis on Key Economic Sectors

Agriculture (NAICS 111)

Output Impacts
Impact on Industry Output -$1,000,000
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Output -$403,648
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Output -$126,581
Total Estimated Output Impact -$1,530,229
Employment Impacts
Impact on Industry Jobs -7.14
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Jobs -4.19
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Jobs -1.14
Total Estimated Employment Impact -12.47

Ranching (NAICS 11211)

Output Impacts
Impact on Industry Output -$1,000,000
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Output -$767,660
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Output -$77,499
Total Estimated Output Impact -$1,845,159
Employment Impacts
Impact on Industry Jobs -5.08
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Jobs -4.95
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Jobs -0.70
Total Estimated Employment Impact -10.73

Oil and Gas (NAICS 211)

Output Impacts
Impact on Industry Output -$1,000,000
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Output -$200,736
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Output -$136,163
Total Estimated Output Impact -$1,336,900
Employment Impacts
Impact on Industry Jobs -1.41
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Jobs -1.04
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Jobs -1.23
Total Estimated Employment Impact -3.68

Wind Energy (NAICS 221119)14

Output Impacts
Impact on Industry Output -$1,000,000
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Output -$154,033
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Output -$106,177
Total Estimated Output Impact -$1,260,210
Employment Impacts
Impact on Industry Jobs -2.26
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Jobs -0.63
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Jobs -0.96
Total Estimated Employment Impact -3.85

Transportation (NAICS 2373 & 2379)

Output Impacts
Impact on Industry Output -$1,000,000
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Output -$248,198
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Output -$200,393
Total Estimated Output Impact -$1,448,591
Employment Impacts
Impact on Industry Jobs -8.88
Impact on Supplying Industries’ Jobs -1.50
Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Jobs -1.81
Total Estimated Employment Impact -12.19

Impact Analysis Data Descriptions

TxCPA Calculations based on data from the IMPLAN Input-Output Model for the above listed counties.

Assumptions:

Impact Table Details

Output Impacts:

Impact on Industry Output: $1 million output reduction from the impacted industry/sector in the region under consideration.

Impact on Supplying Industries' Output: Estimated output reduction from industries in the region that provide inputs to the directly affected industries.

Impact on All Other Local Industries' Output: Estimated output reduction from industries in the region that provide for the household needs of workers in the directly affected and input supplying industries.

Total Estimated Output Impact: Estimated output reduction from all industries in the region under consideration. This is the sum of the direct, indirect and induced effects.

Employment Impacts:

Impact on Industry Jobs: Estimated number of jobs adversely impacted in the directly impacted industry/sector per $1 million of output reduction in the impacted sector/industry.

Impact on Supplying Industries’ Jobs: Estimated number of jobs adversely impacted in industries in the region that provide inputs to the directly affected industries per $1 million of output reduction in the impacted sector/industry.

Impact on All Other Local Industries’ Jobs: Estimated number of jobs adversely impacted in industries in the region that provide for the household needs of workers in the directly affected and input supplying industries per $1 million of output reduction in the impacted sector/industry.

Total Estimated Employment Impact: Estimated number of jobs adversely impacted in all industries in the region under consideration. This is the sum of the direct, indirect and induced effects.


  • 1 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Threatened Status for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken" http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/documents/R2ES/LPC_Final_Listing_Rule_FR_20140327.pdf (Last visited April 8, 2014).
  • 2U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “Species Profile.”
  • 3U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “Species Profile.”
  • 4Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, “Texas EDGE Data Center,” www.texasahead.org/texasedge/map_tool.php. (Last visited Feb. 12, 2012).
  • 575 Fed. Reg. 69243 (Nov. 10, 2010).
  • 676 Fed. Reg. 66432 (Oct. 26, 2011).
  • 773 Fed. Reg. 75235 (Dec. 10, 2008).
  • 863 Fed. Reg. 31400 (June 9, 1998).
  • 962 Fed. Reg. 36482 (July 8, 1997).
  • 1075 Fed. Reg. 69243.
  • 11This represents the dollar value of intermediate and final goods and services produced by industries in the area economy. All monetary values are presented in 2007 dollar terms. This is the default valuation in the IMPLAN model.
  • 12It is presumed that an endangered species ruling leads to regulations that serve to reduce industry output.
  • 13Valuation Resources, LLC, “Wind Power Companies and Utilities,” http://valuationresources.com/Reports/SIC4911WindElectricPowerGeneration.htm. (Last Visited Sept. 16, 2011).