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Plan Title Plan Stage Plan Lead Region (FWS) Plan Lead Office (FWS) Species Common Name Species Scientific Name Action Priority Action Number Action Description Action Status Estimated Initiation Date Estimated Completion Date Action Lead Agencies Responsible Parties Work Types Labor Types Comments Implementation Activity Number Implementation Activity Description Implementation Activity Status Implementation Activity Estimated Initiation Date Implementation Activity Estimated Completion Date Implementation Activity Labor Types Implementation Activity Work Types Implementation Activity Responsible Parties Implementation Activity Comments Implementation Activity Species
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 1.2.1 Develop propagation methodologies using surrogate species Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2013 Other U.S. Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Contract Studies to identify the cause(s) of snail mortality in the propagation system are being undertaken by Dr. John Besser and other personnel of the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC; Columbia Missouri) through an inter-agency agreement. CERC has extensive laboratory facilities for aquaculture and aquatic toxicology and has ongoing research efforts involving culture and toxicology of freshwater snails, including several endangered species. In addition to the surrogate snail species tested at OUL, CERC has maintained cultures of several freshwater snail species, including the Ozark springsnail, (Fontigens aldrichi), a pond snail (Lymnaea stagnalis), and a pebblesnail, Fluminicola sp.). Studies are currently ongoing. USGS scientists are continuing to conduct laboratory experiments to isolate possible cause(s) of mortality, including water sources (OUL well water, stream water from Tumbling Creek Cave, and CERC control water), components of water delivery lines, and components of culture chambers. Samples of water and/or snail tissue will be analyzed to verify potential causal agent(s) associated with mortality. USGS scientists will provide progress summaries and a final report at the end of the project period (one year after funding is received) containing summaries of the laboratory studies and recommendations for improved success of ex-situ and in-situ snail propagation systems. USGS scientists will also provide technical assistance for re-establishment of snail propagation efforts. In the upcoming year, CERC personnel will continue to work with FWS personnel in identifying appropriate surrogate species and materials for testing. Substantial progress was made by the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center during the last reporting period related to propagation efforts and conducting water quality studies on well water that is to be used for propagation efforts. New equipment and a new pump were installed to facilitate to reinitiate propagation efforts using a surrogate species of Physa. The pump will enable stream water rather than well water to be used for propagation studies. With the new structures in place, it is now estimated that it will take another 2-3 years to complete propagation efforts. During FY2012, CERC researchers constructed a new rearing facility into Tumbling Creek Cave and initiated a culture growth study involving Physa snails. Water pumped from Tumbling Creek is being used to avoid some of the same problems encountered during initial experiments using well water. A second phase of the project was initiated in May of 2012 to determine if Physa snais will reproduced in incubation chambers installed in the cave. Results of these efforts will be used to develop propagation efforts involving a cave adapted snail before possible propagation efforts can be initiated using Antrobia culveri. The second phase of the CERC study is anticipated to be completed by Dec. 31, 2012.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 1.2.2 Develop a propagation plan for the species Planned FY 2007 FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Development of propagation plan is still underway but completion has not been possible due to other higher priorities.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 1.2.3 Conduct propagation studies using Antrobia Planned FY 2007 FY 2012 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This action is still planned but can not be initiated until captive propagation acitons can be completed on surrogate species.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 1.2.4 Control crayfish in stream to decrease potential depdradation on cavesnails Ongoing Current FY 2012 FY 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ozark Underground Laboratory Management: Depredation Control Species Expert In early 2012, it was determined that epigean crayfish in Tumbling Creek Cave that had migrated into the cavestream from locations south of the cave may be a source of predation on Antrobia culveri. This potential threat was not identified either at the time of listing or during the writing of the recovery plan for the species. In May of 2012, a crayfish removal program was initiated by the FWS, the Ozark Underground Laboratory at Missouri Western State University by using crayfish traps. Cavesnail numbers will continue to be monitored to determine if the removal of crayfish has a beneficial effect on cavesnail numbers. Throughout 2013, removal of crayfish continued and approximately 400+ crayfish have been removed. Additionally, stream screens were placed in Tumbling Creek to prevent migration of crayfish upstream into a refugia area occupied by the cavesnail.These efforts may be benefitting the cavesnai. A survey conducted in May of 2013 by Dr. David Ashley of Missouri Western State University yielded 4 individuals within the established transects. Although this is simply a sample size of n=1, it is very encouraging as these were the first individuals observed within established transects in a long time. A follow up survey is scheduled for sometime in the fall of 2013. As of August 2014, approximately 1300 crayfish have been removed from Tumbling Creek but the most recent survey for cavesnailis conducted in May of 2014 failed to document the presence of any crayfish within the established transects suggesting that it is likely to early to determine the success of crayfish removal related to a possible rebounding of cavesnail numbers. However, capture rates of crayfish has significantly decreased providing evidence that crayfish removal efforts have been successful in reducing crayfish numbers. Removal efforts will continue and cavesnail numbers monitored to determine the success of such actions.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 2.1.1 Identify potential refuse sites and abandoned homesteads within recharge area Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 2.1.2 Continue cleanup of refuse sites within the recharge area of Tumbling Creek Cave Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, To be determined, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cave owners Tom and Cathy Aley continue to purchase adjacent properties within the recharge area of Tumbling Creek Cave. Following the recent purchase on a small parcel, they discovered a new dump that is scheduled for clean up within the next 2-3 years.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 2.1.3 Continue cleanup of abandoned homesteads within the recharge area of Tumbling Creek Cave Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, To be determined, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $15000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 2.1.4 Improve human sewage treatment disposal facilities and proper abandonment of unused wells Ongoing Current FY 2005 FY 2008 Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, To be determined, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $20000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 2.1.5 Improve waste treatment in areas with high density livestock Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2008 Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 2.2.1 Continue to restore and rehabilitate riparian corridors Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cave owners Tom and Cathy Aley continue to conduct multiple restoration projects on land they own within the recharge area of Tumbling Creek Cave. This includes anti-erosion and bank stabilization within stream corridors, the conversion of fescue pasture to warm season grasses, control of exotic species, and prairie and savannah restoration.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 3.1.1 Collect & analyze existing water quality parameters Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2024 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Southwest Missouri State University Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $160000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 3.1.2 Collect & analyze additional water quality parameters Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2024 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Southwest Missouri State University Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $160000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 3.1.3 Monitor water quality at other sites in recharge area Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2024 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Southwest Missouri State University Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $80000. Done in coordination with USEPA
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 3.2.1 Analyze SMPD samples Not Started FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2007 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 3.2.2 Evaluate sediments in Tumbling Creek Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2011 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 3.2.3 Conduct additional analyses of bat guano Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 3.2.4 Collect and analyze tissue samples of macroinvertebrates Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 3.3.1 Identify potential sources of contaminants Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2013 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 3.3.2 Evaluate sediments within stream valleys for potential contaminants Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2013 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 4.1.1 Monitor cave snail numbers Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2023 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20$80000 Cavesnail numbers continue to be monitored once every 6 months. A survey conducted in May of 2013 by Dr. David Ashley of Missouri Western State University yielded 4 individuals within the established transects. Although this is simply a sample size of n=1, it is very encouraging as these were the first individuals observed within established transects in a long time. A follow up survey is scheduled for sometime in the fall of 2013.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 4.1.2 Conduct life history ecology studies Not Started Other J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $100000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 4.1.3 Conduct reproductive studies Planned FY 2008 FY 2011 Other J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $20000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 4.1.4 Conduct food habit studies Planned FY 2008 FY 2011 Other J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 1 4.1.6 Establish physiological parameters Not Started Other J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $20000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 1.1.1 Conduct searches in adjacent caves Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2006 Other J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 1.1.2 Sample streams & wells with new techniques Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2012 Other J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 1.1.3 Survey karst window Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2009 Other J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 2.2.2 Recommend improved livestock grazing systems & practices Not Started Other U.S. Forest Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 2.2.3 Recommend alternative water sources for livestock Not Started Other Missouri Department of Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 2.3 Protect land when possible through acquisition and/or conservation agreements/easements Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2013 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Land owners Tom and Cathy Aley continue to purchase adjacent properties within the cave's recharge area or sites adjacent to the recharge zone. As of August 2007, a total of nearly 2700 acres, including approximately 100 acres purchased within the current fiscal year. Other properties will be targeted for voluntary enrollment in long term conservation agreements or easements for other parcels- see pages 41, 92. Additional land within the recharge area of Tumbling Creek Cave was purchased during FY12. Recently, property owners Tom and Cathy Aley purchased an additional 163 acres and they now own approximately 2,900 acres, much of which is within the cave's recharge area.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 2.41 Partner with agencies to develop an emergency contingency plan for potential highway spills Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eastern County Commission (Taney County), Missouri Department of Transportation, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected To be done in conjunction with actions 2.4.3, 2.4.4, and 2.4.5
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 2.4.3 Partner with agencies todevelop road maintenance and management activity guidelines Ongoing Current FY 2006 FY 2011 Other Eastern County Commission (Taney County), Missouri Department of Transportation, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected To be done in conjunction with actions 2.4.1, 2.4.4, and 2.4.5
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 2.4.4 Partner with agencies to develop a plan for application of herbicides and other chemicals Ongoing Current FY 2006 FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eastern County Commission (Taney County), Missouri Department of Transportation, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 2.7 Encourage Federal agencies that have jurisdictional responsibilities within the recharge area to develop management plans for Antrobia culveri Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To be determined, Rural Electrification Administration, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 2.9 Initiate formal consultation between the USFWS and the USACE on the operation of Bull Shoals Reservoir Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Consultation between the FWS and the COE was completed informally without the need for formal consultation that was originally anticipated
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 3.2.5 Conduct toxicity tests using surrogate species Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 3.2.6 Investigate the potential impact of nutrient enrichment on Tumbling Creek Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2013 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 3.2.7 Monitor Tumbling Creek for Acinetobacter sp. bacterium & water molds Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $80000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 3.3.3 Evaluate potential spills and impacts of current road maintenance of roads crossing recharge area Complete FY 2006 FY 2016 Other Eastern County Commission (Taney County), Missouri Department of Transportation Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 4.1.5 Conduct PVA Not Started Other To be determined, University of Minnesota Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 4.2 Survey associated macroinvertebrates Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2023 Other J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected To be done during survey for Antrobia culveri (action 1.4 above)
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 4.3.1 Investigate relationship of bat guano and energy flow using a surrogate species Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $5000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 4.3.2 Study bat guano relationship to food habits of Antrobia culveri Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, J. Lewis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Western State College, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $5000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 4.4.1 Install new gate or protection mechanism Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other To be determined, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 4.4.2 Conduct before & after estimates of gray bats Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2008 Other Missouri Department of Conservation Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Numbers of gray bats continue to increase from ca. 20,000 following gating in 2004 to ca. 44,000 individuals estimated in 2011.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 4.4.3 Conduct before and after measurements of bat guano Not Started Other Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 4.4.4 Monitor new protection mechanism once every year for first 5 years; once every two years thereafter Ongoing Current FY 2006 FY 2023 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.10 Distribute Service brochures on caves and karst Not Started FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2023 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Farm Services Administration, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Development of program, will take one year- providing program will be ongoing
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.11 Partner with regional and/or county extension agents in the development and distribution of outreach materials Not Started Other To be determined, Missouri Department of Conservation, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $16000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.2 Develop and distribute outreach materials on the Tumbling Creek cavesnail Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2024 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Development of materials will take 1-3 years but distribution will be ongoing
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.3 Develop joint letter among agencies outlining management actions for the Tumbling Creek cavesnail Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.4 Develop and give presentation to local schools and interested groups Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2023 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Development of presentation will take one year- providing program will be ongoing
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.5 Provide tours of cave and surrounding areas to local residents and schools Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2023 Other Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cave owner Tom Aley continues to provide 2-3 professional cave tours to employees of the Missouri Department of Transportation. During the last reporting period, Mr. Aley also provided tours to high school teachers and provided a tour to representatives of forestry departments of several state agencies.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.6 Provide articles for local and regional newspapers and magazines on the Tumbling Creek cavesnail Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2023 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $32000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.7 Develop an adopt a cavesnail program for local schools Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Development of program, will take one year- providing program will be ongoing
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.8 Develop and distribute a handout on available land owner incentive programs Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Farm Services Administration, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Development of program, will take one year- providing program will be ongoing; TCSWCD would likely assist in distributing handout
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 2 5.9 Distribute MDC brochures on caves and karst Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2024 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Farm Services Administration, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Development of program, will take one year- providing program will be ongoing
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.10 Develop programs for the removal & disposal of feral hogs within the recharge area of Tumbling Creek Cave Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2011 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, To be determined, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Feral hogs continue to pose a threat for increased sedimentation within the cave's recharge area. In early August 2009, land managers with the Missouri Department of Consevation were successful in capturing and euthanizing 7 feral hogs. Additionally, they placed a radio transmitter on another hog in an attempt to locate and eliminate other members of the herd.
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.2.4 Develop management guidelines for extraction of minerals, gas, & oil Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.2.5 Encourage the voluntary enrollment of private land owners into landowner incentive programs Not Started Other Farm Services Administration, Missouri Department of Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Taney County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $80000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.4.2 Partner with agencies to hard surface Wolf Road Not Started Other Eastern County Commission (Taney County), Missouri Department of Transportation Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.4.5 Partner with agencies to develop a plan for new roads and road realignments Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eastern County Commission (Taney County), Missouri Department of Transportation, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected To be done in conjunction with actions 2,4.1, 2.4.3, and 2.4.4
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.4.6 Identify tertiary roads that may be a source of soil deposition Not Started Other Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.5.1 Encourage the FS to develop a proper grazing demonstration area Planned FY 2007 FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.5.2 Review FS grazing plans Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2023 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $40000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.53 Provide FS grazing guidelines to other agencies Not Started Other U.S. Forest Service, Farm Services Administration, Missouri Department of Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $80000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.5.4 Review fire management and wildlife control activities on USFS land Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2023 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $40000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.6.1 Create GIS layers for land ownership and various activities within the caves recharge area Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.6.2 Determine relationships of land use practices on water quality using GIS technology Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership, Ozark Underground Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 2.8 Encourage utility companies to develop management plans for Antrobia culveri Not Started Other To be determined, Rural Electrification Administration, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 3.3.4 Evaluate the potential impact of toxins&FRom endophytic fungi on Antrobia culveri Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Missouri State University Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 6 Develop a participation and implementation plan to facilitate recovery of the Tumbling Creek cavesnail Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 7.1 Regularly evaluate status of species Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2023 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $16000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 7.2 Reassess listing criteria Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $16000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 7.3 Refine downlisting and delisting criteria as needed Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $16000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 7.4 Revise recovery plan as needed Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 7.5 Evaluate success of management plans and conservation programs Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $1000
Approved Recovery Plan for the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) F 3 Missouri Ecological Services Field Office (573) 234-2132 Tumbling Creek cavesnail Antrobia culveri 3 8 Develop a post-delisting monitoring plan Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Underground Laboratory, Tumbling Creek Cavesnail Work Group and Partnership Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY5 through 20 $5000. Development will take only 1 year but implementation will take a minimum of 5 years