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
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 1 1 Develop and implement Bobcat Cave Management Plan Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Department of the Army Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Implementation costs unknown. The DOA and GSA have been collected water quality and hydrologic data since ~ mid-1990's. This information should be used to begin development and implement a Management Plan
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 1 2 Develop and implement Hering, Glover, and Brazelton cave Management Plan. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Private landowners, Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Need information from tasks 2.1 and 2.2; implementation costs unknown. The HGB cave complex (and its recharge area) is located entirely on private lands. The Service or appropriate State or Federal agency should work with the landowners to sponsor the development of a management plan
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 1 3 Delineate groundwater basin (recharge area) for Hering, Glover, Brazelton, and Bobcat caves Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Department of the Army , Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task needs to be completed before task 1.1.3 can be completed. The recharge area has been partially delineated for Bobcat and the HGB caves.
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 2 4 Study and monitor hydrological patterns and groundwater withdrawal Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Department of the Army , Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected water levels, recharge rates, and discharge studies have been conducted in Bobcat Cave between the mid-1990's and ~ 2003. Studies to determine groundwater withdrawals in the recharge area have not been conducted
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 2 5 Test water quality in caves inhabited by Alabama cave shrimp Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Private landowners, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Department of the Army , National Speleological Society , Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Water quality (QW) surveys have been conducted in Bobcat Cave on an annual basis since 1996 (GSA). QW surveys are being sporatically collected in Shelta Cave by the National Sphel Society (NSS). Water quality is not being conducted in the HGB cave complex.
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 2 6 Develop and distribute educational materials on cave and groundwater habitats and communities Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Department of the Army , National Speleological Society , Natural Resources Conservation Service , Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Local stewardship efforts should be encouraged by developing and providing technical inofrmation and educational material to residents of the caves. The NSS, Mr. R. Blackwood, and scientists with the RSA and GSA have worked closely to collect and distribute data and significant findings
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 2 7 Monitor Alabama cave shrimp populations Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Private landowners, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Department of the Army , National Speleological Society , Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Use existing program funding. AL Cave shrimp populations have been extensively monitored in Bobcat Cave for the last 10 yrs (S. McGregor-GSA). The population in the HGB complex has also been closely monitored by Mr R. Blackwood (NSS) and a group of local high school students for ~ 10 years
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 2 8 Conduct life history and other needed research Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Department of the Army , National Speleological Society , Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cost will depend on research needs. As much as we have here is qualitative population monitoring in Bobcat (by GSA) and HGB (by R. Blackwood) caves.
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 3 10 Periodically survey sites that offer potential habitat Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, National Speleological Society , Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected The GSA, NSS, and other interested stakeholder groups are always aware and on the alert for cave shrimp and suitable habitat. No Federal funding has been designated for surveys
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 3 11 Develop & implement management/protection plan for newly discovered populations Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Need information from task 5.1. Caves which are found to contain previously unknown populations should be assessed for protection needs. If applicable, individual management plans should be developed and implemented for each site. In late 2005, an unidentified cave shrimp was collected in Muddy cave in southern Madison County--a previously unknown population (B. Kuhajda).
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 3 12 Modify or replace gated entrance to Shelta Cave Complete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Speleological Society Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected The gate at Shelta Cave was replaced by the NSS in ~ 2000
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 3 13 Assess reintroduction of shrimp to Shelta Cave Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Department of the Army , National Speleological Society , Alabama Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Need information from task 1.1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3, 6. Note the recharge area of Shelta Cave (which is located in Huntsville) is heavily impacted by urban runoff and development.
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 3 14 Assess the success of the recovery program Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Use existing program funds. A 5-year was conducted on the species in 2006
Alabama Cave Shrimp Recovery Plan F 4 Alabama Ecological Services Field Office (251) 441-5181 Alabama cave shrimp Palaemonias alabamae 3 9 Develop and implement Shelta Cave Management Plan Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Speleological Society Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Implementation costs unknown. The NSS developed a management plan for Shelta Cave in the late 1980's; however, the plan was never approved or implemented. This plan should be reexamined and reviewed by other experts and agencies.