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
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 1 kede-h1.2.1 Protect Key deer on private lands through acquisition, conservation easements or agreements, and education of land owners. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Monroe County Land Authority Acquisition Internal Administrative A Habitat Conservation Plan for Big Pine Key and No Name Key has been finalized. Several land acquisition programs continue. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 1 kede-h1.2.2 Protect Key deer on public lands. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Acquisition Labor type not yet selected Cost dependent upon type of protection provided. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 1 kede-s3.3.2 Determine if the total population size is large enough to prevent functional extinction and genetic extinction. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Demographic Studies Contract Lopez (2001) includes population viability analysis. Action lead(s): FWS. Note: complete for metapop. core (Big Pine & No Name Keys); not necessarily so for various outer islands.
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 1 kede-s3.3.4 Determine the number of subpopulations or breeding herds necessary to maintain a stable or increasing population. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Acquisition: Lease Contract Lopez (2001) includes this analysis. Action lead(s): FWS. Note: complete for metapop. core (Big Pine & No Name Keys); not necessarily so for various outer islands.
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-h1.1.1 Continue Federal acquisition efforts for Key deer. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Acquisition Internal Administrative Cost dependent upon specific site and amount of land acquired. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-h1.1.2 Support State acquisition efforts. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Acquisition Internal Administrative Cost dependent upon specific site and amount of land acquired. Action lead(s): FWC
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-h1.2.3 Protect important corridor areas. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, South Florida counties Acquisition Internal Administrative Cost dependent upon type of protection provided. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-h1.2.5.3 Conduct prescribed burns on the National Key Deer Refuge when necessary. Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative Cost is per acre (ex. 1.0/acre); Total cost dependent upon number of acres burned. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-h2.3 Improve water quality in freshwater sources and restore freshwater sources. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s1.2 Survey for the presence/absence of Key deer in suitable habitat. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Acquisition: General Contract See Lopez (2001). Action lead(s): FWS. (Note: Routine road-count surveys continue annually)
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s2.2.1 Develop a standard protocol for conducting, monitoring, and evaluating all reintroduction, translocation, and supplementation efforts. Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Management: Reintroduction Contract Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s2.2.2 Reintroduce Key deer to suitable public lands. Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Management: Reintroduction Contract Initiated in 2004. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s2.2.4 Enforce protection of reintroduced or released Key deer. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service South Florida counties Management: General Internal Field Assistance Cost included in responsible agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s2.3 Conduct consultations on Federal activities. Determine jeopardy thresholds for the Key deer. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Non-governmental organizations Other: Regulations Internal Administrative Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s2.5.1 Control poaching. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Other: Law Enforcement Internal Field Assistance Task currently conducted and cost is included in responsible agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s2.5.3.2 Continue and increase enforcement of speed zones. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other South Florida counties Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative Task currently conducted and cost is included in responsible agency's budget. Action lead(s): counties
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s4.2 Conduct long-term monitoring of the status of the deer. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Population Surveys Graduate Student, Contract, Internal Administrative NKDR has been conducting regular monitoring since 1966; TAMU also conducted studies in 1970 and 2000. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s5.5 Inform the public through media as to the problems with feeding. Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 2 kede-s7.0 Conduct multispecies recovery actions. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Water Management Districts, South Florida counties, Public and private universities Management Internal Administrative Cost difficult to determine because task involves extensive cooperation and cost sharing among a number of agencies. Action lead(s): FWS ... Execution of Big Pine Key-No Name Key HCP is the prominant example. Additionally, inv. exotic plant control may be ascribed to this task.
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.1.3 Support and encourage land acquisition by non-governmental agencies. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other Non-governmental organizations Acquisition Internal Administrative Cost dependent upon specific site and amount of land acquired. Action lead(s): NGO
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.1.4 Purchase and/or trade for lands adjacent to larger tracts of the refuge. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Acquisition Internal Administrative Cost dependent upon specific site and amount of land acquired and/or traded. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.1.5 Purchase easements when necessary on private property important to Key deer. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Private industry, landowners, etc. Acquisition: Easement Internal Administrative Cost dependent upon specific site and amount of land acquired. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.2.4 Eliminate threats from invasive exotic flora and fauna. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Non-governmental organizations Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract Cost is per acre (ex. 1.5/acre); Total cost dependent upon number of acres infested with exotics. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.2.5.1 Prohibit campfires in the National Key Deer Refuge. Obsolete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Task currently implemented on public lands and cost is included in managing agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.2.5.2 Establish and maintain fire breaks and fire trails. Obsolete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Task currently implemented on public lands and cost is included in managing agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.2.6 Fence or barricade areas where off-road vehicle use and/or dumping is a threat. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Department of Transportation, South Florida counties Management: General Internal Administrative Task currently implemented on FWS land and cost is included in managing agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS. (Note: Maintanance needs and new work may arrise)
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.2.7 Address the management and protection of non-refuge lands. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, South Florida counties Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.2.8 Conduct experimental habitat management on selected Outer Keys. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h1.2.9 Maintain and evaluate present deer exclosures on Big Pine Key. Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h2.1 Restore natural tidal flow and hydrology by placing culverts or removing fill. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative Too many variables to accurately determine cost. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h2.2 Maintain and manage mosquito ditches so they do not impact deer habitat. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative Task currently implemented on public lands and cost is included in responsible agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h2.4 Enhance Key deer habitat. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Texas A&M University, Department of Environmental Resources Management, Non-governmental organizations, Florida Division of Forestry, Natural Resources Conservation Service , United States Coast Guard , Bok Tower Gardens , Florida Natural Areas Inventory, U.S. Air Force, Archbold Biological Station, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Miccosukee and Seminole Indian Tribes of Florida, US Forest Service, Water Management Districts, Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, South Florida counties, South Florida county parks, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Division of Plant Industry, Institute for Regional Conservation, Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Naval Air Station Key West, National Key Deer Refuge, Private industry, landowners, etc., South Florida state parks, Public and private universities, Monroe County Land Authority Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract Cost is per acre (ex. 0.5/acre); Total cost dependent upon number of acres enhanced. Action lead(s): FWS. {H2.4. Enhance Key deer habitat: "Re-establish pines and associated plant communities in areas damaged by severe fire"}
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h2.5 Improve habitat by planting or encouraging native plant species. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract Cost is per acre (ex. 0.5/acre); Total cost dependent upon number of acres restored. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h2.6 Create habitat by refilling and recreating areas that have been dredged or altered. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract Cost is per acre (ex. 1.0/acre); Total cost dependent upon number of acres created for habitat. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h3.1.1 Conduct radio telemetry on various subpopulations. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Management: Reintroduction Contract See Lopez (2001). Action lead(s): FWS. Note: "Completed" on Big Pine & No Name Keys; additional telemetry work is variously conducted/ongoing on other keys variously for research or management purposes as needed.
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h3.1.2 Investigate the effect of habitat change. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Habitat Status Contract See Lopez (2001). Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h3.2.1 Investigate movement patterns and the spatial use of habitat to identify important core areas and corridors. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Habitat Requirements Contract See Lopez (2001). Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h3.2.2 Determine stable home range and minimum area required. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Habitat Requirements Contract See Lopez (2001). Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h3.2.3 Determine if the amount and configuration of habitat is sufficient to support a stable or increasing population of deer. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Habitat Status Contract See Lopez (2001). Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h4.0 Monitor the status of Key deer habitat and examine ecological processes. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Habitat Status Contract Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-h5.0 Increase public awareness of Key deer habitat and instill stewardship. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s1.1 Develop a Master Census Plan to determine the status of the Key deer and its habitat. Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Non-governmental organizations Research: Population Surveys Contract Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s1.3 Maintain and improve the GIS database for Key deer information. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Acquisition: General Internal Administrative Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.1 Staff the National Key Deer Refuge with a biologist. Discontinued U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Management Internal Administrative Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.2.3 Educate the public on the need for and process of Key deer reintroductions. Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Acquisition: General Internal Administrative Initiated in 2003. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.4 Provide information about Key deer to Federal, State, county and city agencies. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Management: Other Internal Administrative Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.5.2 Prohibit animal trespass. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service South Florida counties Other: Law Enforcement Internal Administrative Task currently conducted and cost is included in responsible agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.5.3.1 Reduce speed limit on primary and secondary roads. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other Florida Department of Transportation, South Florida counties Other: Law Enforcement Internal Administrative After task is implemented, cost of enforcing speed zones will be included in responsible agency's budget. Action lead(s): DOT
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.5.3.3 Identify deer crossings. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Department of Transportation, National Key Deer Refuge Management: Other Contract See Lopez (2001). Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.5.3.4 Investigate the use of fencing to reduce collisions. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Department of Transportation, National Key Deer Refuge Management: Other Graduate Student Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.5.3.5 Identify roads that could be constructed or upgraded, and coordinate to minimize impacts. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Department of Transportation, South Florida counties Management: Other Internal Field Assistance Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.5.4.1 Fill mosquito ditches in selected areas of the refuge. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract Total cost dependent upon number of acres restored. Action lead(s): FWS. Ditches identified as specific problem sites (fawns drowning) have largely been dealt with. Broader issues with ditches (habitat/hydrol. impacts) have not been fully addressed.
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.5.4.2 Monitor effects of filling ditches. Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Department of Transportation, South Florida counties Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.6.1.1 Eliminate incompatible uses on the refuge. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Task currently implemented on public lands and cost is included in managing agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.6.1.2 Continue to limit access to daytime use. Obsolete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Task currently implemented on public lands and cost is included in managing agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.6.1.3 Continue to prohibit camping and military maneuvers. Obsolete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Task currently implemented on public lands and cost is included in managing agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.6.1.4 Continue to limit all vehicles to paved roads except for refuge and emergency operations. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Task currently implemented on public lands and cost is included in managing agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.6.1.5 Erect fences around developments when deemed necessary. Obsolete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Private industry, landowners, etc. Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.6.2.1 Prohibit feedings; post signs. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.6.2.2 Prohibit feedings; distribute educational brochures. Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Brochures are available at NKDR. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.6.2.3 Prohibit feedings; increase enforcement of illegal feedings. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Management: General, Management: Other Internal Administrative Task currently implemented on public lands and cost is included in managing agency's budget. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.7 Continue rehabilitation program of Key deer. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other Non-governmental organizations Work type not yet selected Internal Administrative Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Lowry Park Zoo maintain injured deer. Action lead(s): NGO
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s2.8 Investigate captive propagation options. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Research: Propagation Internal Administrative Captive propagation is deemed unnecessary at this time. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s3.3.1 Determine the finite rate of increase for the Key deer population. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Demographic Studies Contract See Lopez (2001). Action lead(s): FWS. Note: complete for metapop. core (Big Pine & No Name Keys); not necessarily so for various outer islands.
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s3.3.3 Determine the effective population size. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Demographic Studies Contract Lopez (2001) estimates population size, age structure, and sex ratio. Action lead(s): FWS. Note: complete for metapop. core (Big Pine & No Name Keys); not necessarily so for various outer islands.
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s3.3.5 Determine a stable age structure, sex ratio, and group size for the Key deer. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Demographic Studies Contract Lopez (2001) includes this analysis. Action lead(s): FWS. Note: complete for metapop. core (Big Pine & No Name Keys); not necessarily so for various outer islands.
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s3.3.6 Characterize social behavior and compare past behaviors with current trends. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Public and private universities Research: General Contract Lopez (2001) includes analysis and comparison to Hardin et al. (1984) and Folk and Klimstra (1991). Action lead(s): universities. Note: complete for metapop. core (Big Pine & No Name Keys); not necessarily so for various outer islands.
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s3.3.7 Continue necropsy of all Key deer mortalities. Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Research: Population Assessment, Research: Demographic Studies Graduate Student, Contract, Internal Administrative Necropsies are part of NKDR program. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s3.3.8 Update and compile all existing roadkill data. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Department of Transportation, South Florida counties Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s4.1 Develop methods to monitor demographic parameters. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2007 Other Public and private universities Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Lopez (2001) includes detailed methodology. Action lead(s): universities
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s5.1 Provide funding to build and operate a visitor center. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s5.2 Continue volunteer program. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s5.3 Prepare informational material for the general public. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Non-governmental organizations Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Several brochures completed. Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s5.4 Provide public officials, planning agencies, and private developers with information on all phases of Key deer management and about potential threats. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Department of Environmental Resources Management, Non-governmental organizations, Florida Division of Forestry, Natural Resources Conservation Service , United States Coast Guard , Florida Natural Areas Inventory, U.S. Air Force, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Miccosukee and Seminole Indian Tribes of Florida, US Forest Service, Water Management Districts, Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, South Florida counties, South Florida county parks, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Division of Plant Industry, Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Naval Air Station Key West, National Key Deer Refuge, Private industry, landowners, etc., South Florida state parks, Monroe County Land Authority Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s5.6 Inform the public through media as to the problem with animal trespass. Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Key Deer Refuge Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s6.0 Establish reclassification criteria. Planned FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public and private universities Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Action lead(s): FWS
South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) F 4 South Florida Ecological Services Field Office (772) 562-3909 Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium 3 kede-s8.0 Initiate SSA Ongoing Current FY 2017 FY 2018 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Collaborative effort between USFWS and TAMU to prepare SSA