Recovery Plan Ad Hoc Report results

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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
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.3 Minimize collisions between manatees and watercraft. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Florida Inland Navigation District, Marine Industries, United States Coast Guard , Local Law Enforcement Agencies Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Other, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.3.1 Develop and refine state waterway speed and access rules. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Local Law Enforcement Agencies Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.3.2 Develop and refine federal waterway speed and access rules. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, Save the Manatee Club, Local Law Enforcement Agencies Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: Other, Management: Planning, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.3.3 Post and maintain regulatory signs. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, United States Coast Guard , Local Law Enforcement Agencies Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Other, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.4 Enforce manatee protection regulations. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, United States Coast Guard , Local Law Enforcement Agencies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.4.5 Educate boaters about manatees and boater responsibility. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Resources Management, Ind Ecotourism Industry, Florida Inland Navigation District, Marine Industries, Mote Marine Laboratory, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, Recreational Fishing Industry, Save the Manatee Club, United States Coast Guard , The Ocean Conservancy, Local Law Enforcement Agencies Management: Reduce Bycatch, Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Other, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.5 Assess and minimize mortality caused by large vessels. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Port Authorities, United States Coast Guard , United States Navy Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Other, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Research, Research: General, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Completed assessment in August 2005, efforts to minimize mortality ongoing.
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.52 Provide guidance to minimize large vessel-related manatee deaths. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, United States Coast Guard Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.5.2 Provide guidance to minimize large vessel-related manatee deaths. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Port Authorities, United States Coast Guard , United States Navy Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Other: Information and Education Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Guidance provided to large vessel ports in location-specific manatee management planning meetings and through permit application review process.
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.6 Eliminate manatee deaths in water control structures, navigational locks, and drainage structures. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Department of Environmental Resources Management, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.6.1 Install and maintain protection technology at water control structures where manatees are at risk and monitor success. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.6.2 Install and maintain protection technology at navigational locks where manatees are at risk and monitor success. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.6.3 Minimize injuries and deaths attributable to entrapment in drainage structures. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 1.6.4 Assess risk at existing and future water control structures and canals in South Florida. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.2 Protect, identify, evaluate, and monitor existing natural and industrial warm-water refuges and investigate alternatives. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, Power Industries, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club, Florida Power and Light Company Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.2.2 Develop and implement an industrial warm-water strategy. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Power Industries, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.2.2.1 Obtain information necessary to manage industrial warm-water refuges. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Power Industries, Florida Power and Light Company Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.2.3 Protect, enhance, and investigate other non-industrial warm-water refuges. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Save the Manatee Club, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.2.4 Protect and enhance natural warm-water refuges. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Save the Manatee Club, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.2.4.2 Develop comprehensive plans for the enhancement of natural warm-water sites. Not Started FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.2.4.3 Establish and maintain minimum spring flows and levels at natural springs. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Save the Manatee Club, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.3 Establish, acquire, manage, and monitor regional protected area networks and manatee habitat. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.3.1 Establish manatee sanctuaries, refuges, and protected areas. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.3.11.2 Maintain, improve, and develop tools to evaluate the relationship between boating activities and watercraft-related mortality. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, Mote Marine Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.3.6 Assist local governments in development of county MPPs. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, Recreational Fishing Industry, Save the Manatee Club, The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 3.3.7 Implement approved MPPs. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 4.2.1 Develop consistent and up-to-date manatee boater education courses/programs. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, Save the Manatee Club, United States Coast Guard , The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 4.2.2 Publish and post manatee protection zone information. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 1 4.2.3 Update nautical charts and Coast Pilot to reflect current manatee protection zone information. Discontinued FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Other: Regulations Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.1 Promulgate special regulations for incidental take under the MMPA for specific activities. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research: Population Assessment, Research: Bycatch Reduction, Management: Monitor and Estimate Bycatch, Management: Reduce Bycatch, Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration, Research, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Demographic Studies, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert In its 05/08/2003 FRN, the USFWS stated that the agency was unable to conclude that the take of a small number of Florida manatees would have a negligible impact on this sub species. As a result, the agency elected to withdraw this proposal. The Service and its partners continue to refine information on the status of the Florida manatee and may promulgate regulations in the future if warranted and supported by new information.
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.10 Rescue and rehabilitate distressed manatees and release back into the wild. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Mote Marine Laboratory, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.10.1 Maintain rescue network. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.10.2 Maintain rehabilitation capabilities. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.10.3 Release captive manatees. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.11 Implement strategies to eliminate or minimize harassment due to other human activities. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FDEP/Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.11.1 Enforce regulations prohibiting harassment. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, United States Coast Guard , Local Law Enforcement Agencies Other: Law Enforcement Internal Field Assistance
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.11.2 Improve the definition of harassment within the regulations promulgated under the ESA and MMPA. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.2 Continue state and federal review of permitted activities to minimize impacts to manatees and their habitat. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Marine Industries, United States Coast Guard Management: Reduce Bycatch, Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Predator and Competitor Control, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.2.1 Continue to review coastal construction permits to minimize impacts. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Save the Manatee Club Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Other, Management: Land Use, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.2.2 Minimize the effect of organized marine events on manatees. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Marine Industries, Save the Manatee Club, United States Coast Guard Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Other, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.2.3 Continue to review NPDES permits to minimize impacts. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Power Industries, Save the Manatee Club Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.2.4 Pursue regulatory changes, if necessary, to address activities that are exempt, generally authorized, or not covered by state or federal regulations. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, United States Coast Guard Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Other, Other, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration, Research Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.4.1 Coordinate law enforcement efforts. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, United States Coast Guard , Local Law Enforcement Agencies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Administration Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.4.2 Provide law enforcement officer training. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, United States Coast Guard , Local Law Enforcement Agencies Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.4.3 Ensure judicial coordination. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Other, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.4.4 Evaluate compliance with manatee protection regulations. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, United States Coast Guard , Local Law Enforcement Agencies Management: Monitor and Estimate Bycatch, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration, Research: General Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.4.6 Evaluate effectiveness of enforcement initiatives. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, United States Coast Guard , Local Law Enforcement Agencies Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Other, Management: Planning, Other: Law Enforcement, Research, Research: Management Techniques Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.4.7 Provide updates of enforcement activities to managers. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, United States Coast Guard , Local Law Enforcement Agencies Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Other, Management: Planning, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.5.1 Determine means to minimize large vessel-related manatee deaths. Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Marine Industries, Port Authorities, United States Coast Guard , United States Navy Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Other, Management: Planning, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Administration, Research, Research: General, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Other Information Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Discussed causes of large vessel-related deaths with ports, operators, and management agencies, identified and implemented protocols to minimize deaths, ongoing monitoring of protocol effectiveness.
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.7 Minimize manatee injuries and deaths caused by fisheries and entanglement. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Commercial Fishing Industry, Recreational Fishing Industry, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.7.1 Minimize injuries and deaths attributed to crab pot fishery. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Commercial Fishing Industry, Recreational Fishing Industry Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 1.7.2 Minimize injuries and deaths attributed to commercial and recreational fisheries, gear, and marine debris. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Commercial Fishing Industry, Recreational Fishing Industry, Save the Manatee Club, The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.1 Continue the MPSWG. Discontinued FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.2 Conduct status review. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.3 Determine life history parameters, population structure, distribution patterns, and population trends. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.3.1 Continue and increase efforts to collect and analyze mark/recapture data to determine survivorship, population structure, reproduction, and distribution patterns. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.3.2 Continue collection and analysis of genetic samples to determine population structure and pedigree. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.3.3 Continue carcass salvage data analysis to determine reproductive status and population structure. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.3.4 Continue and improve aerial surveys and analyze data to evaluate fecundity data and to determine distribution patterns, population trends, and population size. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Migration Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.3.5 Continue collection and analysis of telemetry data to determine movements, distribution, habitat use patterns, and population structure. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.3.6 Continue to develop, evaluate, and improve population modeling efforts and parameter estimates and variances to determine population trend and link to habitat models and carrying capacity. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.3.7 Conduct a PVA to help assess population parameters as related to the ESA and MMPA Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.4 Evaluate and monitor causes of mortality and injury. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Chicago Zoological Society, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.4.1 Maintain and improve carcass detection, retrieval, and analysis. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.4.2 Improve evaluation and understanding of injuries and deaths caused by watercraft. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.4.3 Improve the evaluation and understanding of injuries and deaths caused by other anthropogenic causes. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Water Management Districts, The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.4.4 Improve the evaluation and understanding of naturally-caused mortality and unusual mortality events. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5 Define factors that affect health, well-being, physiology, and ecology. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.1 Develop a better understanding of manatee anatomy, physiology, and health factors. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.2 Develop a better understanding of thermoregulation. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.3 Develop a better understanding of sensory systems. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.4 Develop a better understanding of orientation and navigation. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.5 Develop a better understanding of foraging behaviors during winter. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.6 Develop baseline behavior information. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.7 Develop a better understanding of disturbance. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Chicago Zoological Society, Mote Marine Laboratory, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.7.1 Continue to investigate how a vessels sound affects manatees. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, Mote Marine Laboratory, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.7.2 Investigate, determine, monitor, and evaluate how vessel presence, activity, and traffic patterns affect manatee behavior and distribution. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Chicago Zoological Society, Marine Industries, Mote Marine Laboratory, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.7.3 Assess boating activity and boater compliance. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.7.4 Evaluate the impacts of human swimmers and effectiveness of sanctuaries. Not Started FY 2013 FY 2015 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management: Other, Research, Research: Management Techniques Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.7.5 Evaluate the impacts of viewing by the public. Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 2.5.7.6 Evaluate the impacts of provisioning. Not Started FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.1 Convene a Habitat Working Group. Discontinued FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club, The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected October 2002, HWG will make recommendations to refine and improve habitat criteria
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.10 Convene a Habitat Working Group Discontinued FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FDEP/Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, The Ocean Conservancy Research: Ecosystem Studies, Research: Dietary Studies, Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.2.1 Continue the Warm- Water Task Force. Discontinued FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, Power Industries, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club, The Ocean Conservancy Research: Ecosystem Studies, Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.2.2.2 Define manatee response to changes in industrial operations that affect warm-water discharges. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Florida Power and Light Company Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.2.4.1 Develop and maintain a database of warm-water refuge sites. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.10 Define the response to environmental change. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, FDEP/Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Mote Marine Laboratory, Power Industries, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research: Climate Change, Research: Population Assessment, Research: Ecosystem Studies, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Other, Management: Land Use, Other: Administration, Research: General, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.10.1 Define response to changes in fresh water flow patterns in south Florida as a consequence of the Everglades restoration. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.10.2 Define response to degradation and rehabilitation of feeding areas. Not Started FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.11 Maintain, improve, and develop tools to monitor and evaluate manatee habitat. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.11.1 Maintain, improve, and develop tools to monitor and evaluate natural and human-related habitat influences on manatee ecology, abundance, and distributions. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.11.4 Conduct a comprehensive risk assessment. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Other, Management: Planning Species Expert, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.3 Acquire land adjacent to important manatee habitats. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Land Trusts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.4 Establish and evaluate manatee management programs at protected areas. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.8 Protect existing SAV and promote reestablishment of NSAV. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.8.1 Develop and implement a NSAV protection strategy. Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Other, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.8.2 Develop and implement a state-wide seagrass monitoring program. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Region, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.8.3 Ensure aquatic plant control programs are properly designed and implemented. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.9 Conduct research to understand and define manatee ecology. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Academic institutions, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.9.1 Conduct research and improve databases on manatee habitat. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.9.2 Continue and improve telemetry and other instrumentation research and methods. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.3.9.3 Determine manatee time and depth pattern budgets. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 3.4 Ensure that minimum flows and levels are established for surface waters to protect resources of importance to manatees. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Save the Manatee Club, Water Management Districts Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 4.2 Develop, evaluate, and update public education and outreach programs and materials. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Save the Manatee Club, Florida Power and Light Company, The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 4.4 Develop consistent manatee viewing and approach guidelines. Not Started FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FDEP/Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Ind Ecotourism Industry, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 2 4.40 Develop consistent manatee viewing and approach guidelines. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Ind Ecotourism Industry, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project Research: Ecosystem Studies, Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Predator and Competitor Control, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration, Research: General, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Other Information Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 1.10.4 Coordinate program activities. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 1.10.5 Provide assistance to international Sirenian rehabilitators. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 1.10.6 Provide rescue report. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 1.8 Investigate and prosecute all incidents of malicious vandalism and poaching. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Save the Manatee Club, United States Coast Guard Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 1.9 Update and implement catastrophic plan. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 3.2.5 Assess changes in historical distribution due to habitat alteration. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Academic institutions, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, FDEP/Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Mote Marine Laboratory, Power Industries, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club Research: Climate Change, Research, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 3.3.11.3 Evaluate impact of changes in boat design and boater behavior. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, Mote Marine Laboratory, Recreational Fishing Industry, United States Coast Guard Research, Research: General, Research: Management Techniques Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 3.3.2 Identify and prioritize new land acquisition projects. Discontinued Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Geologic Survey - Sirenia Project, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 3.3.5 Support and pursue other habitat conservation options. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Save the Manatee Club Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 3.5 Assess the need to revise critical habitat. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 3.50 Assess the need to revise critical habitat. Ongoing Not Current FY 2009 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reduce Threats in/to Marine Habitats, Management, Management: General, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Administrative
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 4.1 Identify target audiences and key locations for outreach. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Save the Manatee Club, The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 4.3 Coordinate development of manatee awareness programs and materials in order to support recovery. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Save the Manatee Club, Water Management Districts, The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 4.5 Develop and implement a coordinated media outreach program. Not Started FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Local Governments, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum, Save the Manatee Club, The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 4.6 Utilize the rescue, rehabilitation, and release program to educate the public. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cincinnati Zoo,Columbus Zoo,Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park,Living Seas,Lowry Park Zoo,Miami Seaquarium,Mote Marine Laboratory,Sea World Florida and California,South Florida Museum Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Florida Manatee Recovery Plan, Third Revision RF(3) 4 North Florida Ecological Services Field Office (904) 731-3336 West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus 3 4.7 Educate state and federal legislators about manatees and manatee issues. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Industries, Power Industries, Save the Manatee Club, The Ocean Conservancy Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected