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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
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.1 Develop standardized vernal pool habitat site assessment guidance. Not Started Other California Native Plant Society, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Other Internal Technical Assistance 1.1-1 Documenting and predicting presence of vernal pool plants. Complete 2008 2012 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Grant was provided by CVPCP to several vp specialists: Bob Holland, Steven Rae, Michael Barbour. 3 methods were compared: whole pool, transect, and community. Community-based sampling was the most accurate.
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.2 Conduct data analysis using Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and other techniques to facilitate vernal pool habitat protection efforts. Not Started FY 2064 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Other Information Internal Field Assistance Assumes 58 years for delisting or downlisting
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.3.12 Conduct standardized vernal pool habitat site assessments for Solano-Colusa vernal pool region Not Started Other County governments, California Native Plant Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy, Landowners and Managers Research: Habitat Status Internal Field Assistance Cost estimate for 25,475 hectares ( 62,948 acres)
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.4.2.1 Ensure State and local agencies use their authority to protect species occurrences and their vernal pool habitat in Zone 1 core areas. Ongoing Current FY 2005 Other County governments Acquisition: Easement Internal Field Assistance 1.4.2.1-1 Butte County HCP Ongoing Current 2005 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected To implement section 10 and other obligations. Butte County is currently developing an HCP/NRCCP to cover Butte County meadowfoam and shrimp.
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.4.3.1 Ensure existing conservation areas on private lands are managed to protect vernal pool species and habitat in Zone 1 core areas. Unknown Conservation Organizations, The Nature Conservancy, Landowners and Managers Conservation Organizations, The Nature Conservancy, Landowners and Managers Acquisition: Easement Internal Field Assistance To implement section 10 and other obligations
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.4.4.1 Protect remaining species occurrences and habitat, not currently protected on private land in Zone 1 core areas. Ongoing Not Current FY 2005 Other To be decided Acquisition: General Contract Maximum cost based on fee title acquisition for approximately 234,256 hectares (578,838 acres) 1.4.4.1-1 Protect vernal pool species and their habitat on Highway 41 in Madera Co. in a CalTrans mitigation bank. Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected This bank was created only for mitigation of CalTrans projects that affect vernal pools. Opening date of the bank is unknown. Vernal pool habitat was created and restored.
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.4.4.1 Protect remaining species occurrences and habitat, not currently protected on private land in Zone 1 core areas. Ongoing Not Current FY 2005 Other To be decided Acquisition: General Contract Maximum cost based on fee title acquisition for approximately 234,256 hectares (578,838 acres) 1.4.4.1-2 Porter Ranch Mitigation Bank Partially Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.4.4.1 Protect remaining species occurrences and habitat, not currently protected on private land in Zone 1 core areas. Ongoing Not Current FY 2005 Other To be decided Acquisition: General Contract Maximum cost based on fee title acquisition for approximately 234,256 hectares (578,838 acres) 1.4.4.1-3 Meridian Ranch Mitigation Bank Partially Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.4.4.1 Protect remaining species occurrences and habitat, not currently protected on private land in Zone 1 core areas. Ongoing Not Current FY 2005 Other To be decided Acquisition: General Contract Maximum cost based on fee title acquisition for approximately 234,256 hectares (578,838 acres) 1.4.4.1-4 SMUD Nature Preserve Partially Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.4.4.1 Protect remaining species occurrences and habitat, not currently protected on private land in Zone 1 core areas. Ongoing Not Current FY 2005 Other To be decided Acquisition: General Contract Maximum cost based on fee title acquisition for approximately 234,256 hectares (578,838 acres) 1.4.4.1-5 Noonan Ranch Conservation Bank Partially Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 1.4.4.1 Protect remaining species occurrences and habitat, not currently protected on private land in Zone 1 core areas. Ongoing Not Current FY 2005 Other To be decided Acquisition: General Contract Maximum cost based on fee title acquisition for approximately 234,256 hectares (578,838 acres) 1.4.4.1-6 Sycamore Ranch Conservation Bank Partially Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 2.1.2.1 Ensure State and local agencies conduct interim habitat management on lands in Zone 1 core areas. Ongoing Current FY 2006 Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, California State Lands Commission, County governments, California Department of Fish and Game Management Internal Administrative Assumes long term management plan is developed and implemented in 5 years
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 2.3.2.2 Ensure State and local agencies develop or improve existing management and monitoring plans. Partially Complete FY 2006 Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources, County governments, Flood control districts, Irrigation Districts, California Department of Fish and Game, Utilities Management: Planning Contract Concurrent with interim management 2.3.2.2-1 Phoenix Field Preserve Management Plan Complete 2006 2007 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Funded with traditional section 6 grant
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 2.3.2.2 Ensure State and local agencies develop or improve existing management and monitoring plans. Partially Complete FY 2006 Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources, County governments, Flood control districts, Irrigation Districts, California Department of Fish and Game, Utilities Management: Planning Contract Concurrent with interim management 2.3.2.2-2 Greater Jepson Prairie Ecosystem Regional Management Plan Complete 2003 2007 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 2.3.3.1.1 Ensure Federal agencies implement long-term, comprehensive habitat management and monitoring plans on lands in Zone 1 core areas. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: General Internal Field Assistance Based on assumed time in field to conduct habitat management each field season
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 2.3.3.2.1 Ensure State and local agencies implement long-term, comprehensive habitat management and monitoring plans on lands in Zone 1 core areas. Not Started Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, California State Lands Commission, County governments, California Department of Fish and Game Management: General Internal Field Assistance Based on assumed time in field to conduct habitat management each field season
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 3.1.1 Review existing species survey guidance to determine whether such guidance is adequate Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other Internal Technical Assistance Assumes cost of one biologist for 1/4 time
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 3.1.2 If necessary, revise existing guidance or develop new standardized, scientifically based, and species-specific survey guidance. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Habitat Status Contract Assumes cost of one biologist for 1/4 time
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 3.2.1 Identify and prioritize areas within each vernal pool region, starting with core areas, to conduct standardized status surveys. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To be decided Other Contract Assumes cost of one biologist for 0.5 time
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 4.1.3.4 Implement research on dispersal mechanisms of delta green ground beetle. Not Started Other Contractor Research: Migration Species Expert
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 1 5.1 Form a single vernal pool recovery implementation team. Complete FY 2008 FY 2009 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Planning Volunteer, Species Expert Original Team was formed in 2009. Member turnover has occurred and new member have joined. Chair position is generally for 2 years. Assumes staff time cost to organize implementation team meetings
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 2 1.4.4.2 Protect remaining species occurrences and habitat, not currently protected on private land in Zone 2 core areas. Ongoing Current FY 2008 Other To be decided Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Maximum cost based on fee title acquisition for approximately 259,434 hectares (641,052 acres) 1.4.4.2-1 Toad Hill Ranch Mitigation Bank Partially Complete Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 2 2.5.6.1 Reintroduce delta green ground beetle at appropriate sites. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Organizations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Management: Reintroduction Contract Assumes labor cost to locate beetles for translocation
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 2 2.5.6.2 Monitor delta green ground beetle reintroductions. Not Started Other Conservation Organizations Research: Population Surveys Species Expert Assumes monitoring of one site during survey season
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 2 3.3.1 Compile most recent status reviews, or comparable evaluations, for each species and develop a prioritized list for status reviews of the species addressed in this recovery plan. Ongoing Current FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To be decided Research: Population Surveys Contract Assumes data compilation can be completed for all species can be completed in 3 months
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 2 3.3.2 Conduct status reviews of listed species by vernal pool region. Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Regulations Contract Assumes 6 months review based on cost per species
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 2 4.1.4.1 Determine and prioritize biology and ecology research needed to inform management and habitat protection decisions. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, To be decided Other Internal Technical Assistance Assumes staff time costs to review and prioritize
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 2 4.3.1 Research the effects of environmental contaminants on vernal pools, ecosystem function, and individual species. Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Management Techniques Contract Based on comprehensive contaminants research
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 3 2.5.6.3 Apply success criteria to reintroductions and modify techniques as necessary to achieve recovery and long term conservation of the delta green ground beetle. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To be decided Management: Reintroduction Contract Costs will vary depending on actions necessary to obtain success criteria
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 3 3.4 Conduct post-delisting monitoring for recovered species. Not Started Other To be decided Other: Regulations Contract Value depends on number of monitoring points for each species
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 3 4.2.1 Conduct research to determine minimum reserve size in order to maintain ecosystem function and population viability of vernal pool species. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contractor Research: Habitat Requirements Contract Assumes combined cost for researcher, equipment, etc.
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 3 4.2.4.3 Develop hydrologic models to predict effects of hydrologic modifications in various situations. Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contractor Research: Other Information Graduate Student Assumes costs for data collection and modeling. FWS is partially funding a grad student to study subsurface water flow in natural and created vernal pools. Project will be complete in approximately 2013.
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 3 4.3.4 Determine influence of nonnative aquatic vertebrate predators on population dynamics and determine habitat protection and management strategies across full geographic range of vernal pool branchiopods, delta green ground beetle and the western spadefoot toad. Not Started Other Contractor Research: Predation Graduate Student Assumes combined cost for researcher, equipment, etc.
Recovery Plan for Vernal Pool Ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon F 8 Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office (916) 414-6600 Delta green ground beetle Elaphrus viridis 3 5.3.1 Periodically review progress toward recovery of all listed species and identify those species that require a change in status (downlisting, delisting, uplisting) or emergency actions. Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction Contract, Internal Technical Assistance Cost assumes review every five years until recovery.