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NRA Specified Risk – Rare, Threatened, Endangered Species
Cheoah Bald Salamander
The Cheoah Bald Salamander’s range is not yet well defined but is believed to be limited a portion of the Appalachian Mountains at the very western extent of North Carolina within the elevational range of 975-1,524 meters, associated with the Cheoah Bald. The salamander’s primary habitat is the mesic forests and the species may be common in areas with suitable habitat. It appears that much of the species’ range may occur within the Nantahala National Forests and it is identified as a Federal Species of Concern. For more information, contact the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program or the Nantahala National Forest.
MixedWood Mitigation Resources
MixedWood Fact Sheet (Electronic & Print)
Suitable for electronic and distribution to suppliers, landowners, and interested stakeholders. Includes a general description of the Specified Risk subject with links to mitigation actions and additional information.
Current Version: v4.0
Revision Update: December 2022
Reviewed: December 2022
MixedWood Additional Resource Package
A collection of downloadable resources for information and mitigation recommendations.
Updated with new resources: 5/19/2020
FSC Mitigation Options & Resources
for Cheoah Bald Salamander
FSC US has created a number of map-related resources to assist a certificate holder in determining if their supply area overlaps an area of specified risk. Click on the map below to view larger and to save for your own reference.
FSC offers spatial data layouts by request, as well as a list of counties that overlap specified risk areas. You can find more information about those here.
This document provides lists of organizations, regional programs, collaborative partnerships, research groups, and universities, or agencies who are working on issues relevant to the Cheoah Bald Salamander. The documents are provided as resources for certified organizations as they seek to implement mitigation options. The lists will continue to be updated as new information is identified.
For a complete list of mitigation resources for multiple/all specified risks, you can read more here.
FSC released Controlled Wood Regional Meeting Reports for three major US regions which can be found under the applicable region pages on our site. These reports contain the final mitigation options, along with background information on the Regional Meetings and the mitigation option development process. They are meant to assist a certificate holder in implementing control measures and mitigation options.
MixedWood created a PDF document excerpt of Annex 2 and Annex 3 from these Regional Meeting Reports for each Specified Risk.
– Annex 2 lists Mitigation Options by Specified Risk Topic
– Annex 3 provides a Specified Risk Overview, why FSC designated each as a High Conservation Value (HCV), in-depth identified threats and concerns, and more information about what FSC would like to achieve with your help.
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