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Implementation Support for FSC Controlled Wood
NRA Specified Risk – Rare, Threatened, Endangered Species
The Houston Toad is native to the central coastal region of Texas. Populations have been found in nine counties, with the largest in Bastrop County. The species is restricted to areas with soft sandy soils, typically with pine forest, but may also be mixed post-oak-woodland savannah. Breeding sites include shallow water of roadside ditches, temporary ponds in residential areas and pastures, and other seasonally flooded low areas. This species is federally endangered wherever found and also listed as endangered by the State of Texas.
MixedWood Mitigation Resources
MixedWood Fact Sheet (Electronic & Print)
Suitable for electronic and print 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 Houston Toad
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 Houston Toad. 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 each region which can be found under each applicable region (Appalachian, Southeast, or Western) tabs 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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