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
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.1 Identify threats to each extant population Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque Management Species Expert Pretty much done as part of the preparation for the proposed critical habitat rule. Info will be summarized in that rule.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 11.1 Support work by Mexican biologists to survey potential habitats and determine the distribution and population status of the frog in Mexico Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora Acquisition: Other Contract In 2008, 2009, and 2010, we developed and presented workshops for Mexican biologists on amphibian survey protocols, monitoring, and conservation techniques, as a way to build capacity for conservation in Northwestern Mexico. Workshops were held at Rancho Los Fresnos and at the Northern Jaguar Reserve, Sonora. Workshops are taught in Spanish and students receive both classroom and field training.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.1 Develop recommendations for use and maintenance of watersheds Not Started FY 2008 FY 2009 Other San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Coronado, Gila, Coconino, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert Some information in Appendix H of the Recovery Plan. Being applied sparingly in site-specific plans.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.10.1 Work with AGFD, NMDGF, and FWS to evaluate if stocking of non-native fishes impact extant populations or other recovery activities in MAs and amend stocking regimes as necessary Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2021 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Predator and Competitor Control Species Expert Intra-service consultation on sport fish stocking in Arizona completed, resulting in additional funding for addressing non-native species in CLF habitats.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.10.2 Enforce existing or develop new regulations and policies and outreach to prevent illegal stocking of non-native fish in MAs Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque Management: Predator and Competitor Control Internal Technical Assistance Nothing new here, but new policies may come out of the intra-service sport fish stocking consultation in Arizona.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.10.3 Regulate use of live bait (crayfish, fishes, frogs, and salamanders) in and near extant populations Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 Other New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department Management: Predator and Competitor Control Species Expert Nothing new here, but changes may result from sport fish stocking consultation in Arizona.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.11 Minimize or eliminate the spread of infectious diseases to extant populations Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2030 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque Management: Disease Control Internal Technical Assistance Implementing disease prevention protocols in surveys and translocations. Ramped up BD testing in 2014 due to apparent increase in occurence in Arizona.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.17.1 Within metapopulations, identify dispersal corridors based on reasonable dispersal distances and geography within each RU Complete FY 2008 FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance This has been completed as part of the proposed critical habitat rule, which will publish in December 2010.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.17.2 Develop plans to maintain or restore dispersal corridors where dispersal is beneficial Not Started FY 2009 FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance Haven't identified problems with disperal corridors that need attention.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.17.3 Implement plans to maintain or restore dispersal corridors Not Started FY 2011 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service, Stakeholders Subgroups Management: Land Use Internal Technical Assistance No plans developed (see 1.2.17.2)
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.18 Implement conservation and compensation protocols in Appendix I for all projects that may affect extant frog populations Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT Management: Other Internal Technical Assistance The protocols in Appendix I are used routinely in section 7 consultations. Another more detailed document - "Considerations for Making Effects Determinations..." (2009) is also available for this purpose.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.2 Implement watershed use and maintenance recommendations Ongoing Current FY 2009 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance The recommendations in Appendix H are used to some degree by agencies and the Service.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.3 Restore hydrology Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance Recommendations in Appendix H are used to some degree by agencies and the Service.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.4 Restore natural fire regimes in the watersheds of extant populations of Chiricahua leopard frogs and in MAs Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance On the Coronado National Forest in particular, various plans are under development or being implemented to reduce fuels, introduce a natural fire regime, and reduce the chances of catastrophic fire (e.g. Huachuca Mtns, Dragoons, Chiricahuas, Peloncillos). Some work on other forests, as well.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.7 Implement guidelines for livestock grazing activities Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 Other a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert We have consulted with most Federal land managers on livestock grazing, and guidelines in the recovery plan guide our recommendations.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.2.9 Eliminate non-native predators at or near Chiricahua leopard frog populations that pose a threat to those populations Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Predator and Competitor Control Internal Technical Assistance Much work has been accomplished on this task, including almost eliminating bullfrogs from the Altar Valley (RU1), and eliminating them from the Pena Blanca lake area (RU1), Scotia Canyon region (RU2), and the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (RU1). Local exotic control has occurred in the Buckskin Hills (Coconino NF), Trail Tank, Ramer Tank, and Upper Tank (all PVRD - Tonto NF) in RU5, Carr Carn Pond (RU3), and Ladder Ranch (RU8).
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 1.3 Establish refugia populations as needed to preserve frog populations in MAs or RUs Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Phoenix Zoo, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), Coronado, Gila, Coconino, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Stakeholders Subgroups Management: Propagation Species Expert Much work has been done on this task, especially in New Mexico, to back up extant populations that are susceptible to disease. A few populations have been backed up in Arizona (e.g. Altar Valley frogs established at the Chilton Ranch refugia in RU1), but the need in Arizona is not as great because disease isn't as big a factor.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 3.1 Collect eggs, larvae, or frogs from donor sites to be used for translocation Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Coronado, Gila, Coconino, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Ramsey Canyon Leopard Frog Conservation Team, Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Propagation Internal Technical Assistance Much work has been done on this since before the species was listed and in all recovery units.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 6.13 Research and evaluate methods to control non-native predators and competitors Ongoing Current FY 2009 FY 2017 Other New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), Coronado, Gila, Coconino, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations, Ramsey Canyon Leopard Frog Conservation Team, Bureau of Land Management (AZ, NM) Acquisition: General, Management: Predator and Competitor Control, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Regional bullfrog eradication strategies have been implemented in several areas, including Scotia Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains, Pena Blanca Lake vicnity, Las Cienegas NCA, and on the Buenos Aires NWR. These efforts have illustrated effective strategies and have resulted in successful eradication of bullfrogs from areas as wide as 5 miles in radius. The ongoing assumption is that eradication efforts of this magnitude require ongoing monitoring and adaptive management to remain viable for the intented goal.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 6.14 Examine genetic relationships of populations within and between RUs and within and between metapopulations Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition: General Contract This work has been completed and we have a draft report. It will be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 6.15 Conduct Population Viability Analysis (PVA) and/or Population and Habitat Viability Analysis (PHVA) Not Started FY 2010 FY 2011 Other Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Acquisition: General Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 6.19 Investigate methods to treat chytrids in wild populations Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition: General Contract A study was funded to examine the feasibility of using probiotics to combat chytridiomycosis in the Chiricahua leopard frog.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 6.5 Examine seasonal changes in activity Not Started FY 2009 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition: General Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 6.7 Examine feeding and foraging behavior and diet Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2011 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition: General Contract A diet study was conducted in NM. Report in 2006.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 7.1 Develop regional recovery working groups that practice broad-based community planning Complete FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Planning Species Expert We have three - Mogollon Rim/AZ, W-C NM, and SE AZ/SW NM Steering Committees.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 7.3 Develop outreach materials to inform the public and build support for frog recovery Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2012 Other a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Acquisition Contract Completed an informational brochure in 2010 and we have a publically accessible recovery website on the AESO website.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 7.4 Continue momentum for recovery through the Stakeholders and Technical Subgroups Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2030 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arizona Game and Fish Department Other: Information and Education Species Expert We continue do this through many local recovery groups and the 3 regional steering committes that meet at least annually.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 1 8.1 Seek out willing partners through the Stakeholders Subgroups and other venues Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Stakeholders Subgroups Other: Information and Education Species Expert This activity is on-going through implementation of and outreach for the Statewide SHA in Arizona.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 10.1 Support work by Tribal biologists to survey potential habitats on Tribal lands and to better determine the distribution and status of the frog Not Started FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque Acquisition: General Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 10.2 Develop partnerships with Tribes to implement recovery actions Not Started FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque Acquisition: General Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 11.2 Develop partnerships with Mexican agencies and landowners to implement recovery actions Ongoing Not Current FY 2007 FY 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora Acquisition: General Contract Although we have willing partners in Sonora, we lack funds to implement recovery actions in Mexico. An existing moratorium on Federal employees going to Mexico as a result of violence steming from the drug war in Mexico has halted this activity until further notice.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 12 Practice adaptive management in which recovery actions are revised by USFWS in coordination with the Recovery Team Subgroups as pertinent new information becomes available Not Started FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance Annually we hold meetings of the three regional steering committees - Mogollon Rim (AZ), North-Central NM, and SE AZ/SW NM to discuss implemehtation of the recovery plan. We also have numerous local recovery groups that meet regularly to address recovery is specific areas. Thus far, we have not identified a need to revise recovery actions in the plan.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.10 Work with AGFD, NMGFD, and FWS to evaluate if stockingof nonnative fishes impact extant populations or other recovery activities in MAs and amend stocking regimes as necessary. Ongoing Current FY 2011 FY 2021 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque Management, Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Predator and Competitor Control, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance FWS completed formal intra-service consultation with the Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Program and AGFD on a ten-year sportfish stocking program. The Conservation and Mitigation Program (CAMP) was created and funded to implement conservation measures and recovery actions for Chiricahua leopard frogs throughout their Arizona distribution. A finding of non-jeopardy was made as a result of the CAMP strategy. Most fish being stocked are salmonids. Spiny-rayed predatory fish are being stocked in various lakes throughout Arizona that were found to adversely affect Chiricahua leopard frogs, as were other indirect effects of the proposed action. The BO is avaialble on the AESO website for review. Two additional BOs were completed with the Coronado NF for cold and warmwater fish stocking in Pena Blanca Lake. A suite of conservation measures is under implementation as a result of these consultations, specific to Pena Blanca Lake and a five-mile radius of the lake.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.10.4 Enforce existing or develop new regulations and policies to prevent introductions of novel non-native predators within and near the range of the Chiricahua leopard frog Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Other: Law Enforcement Internal Field Assistance Nothing new here, but changes may occur as a result of sport fish stocking consultation in Arizona.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.12 Eliminate disease from recovery sites Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), Coronado, Gila, Coconino, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Stakeholders Subgroups Management: Disease Control Internal Technical Assistance We do not know how to effectively eliminate disease from recovery sites, but a study is underway to test a probiotic that may, when applied to the skin of a frog, afford some protection from the effects of the disease.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.13 Develop and implement contingency plans to ensure persistence of each population or metapopulation in case of environmental disaster (drought, floods, fire, etc) Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Phoenix Zoo, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance Many of the populations in New Mexico are replicated in refugia populations, primarily as a hedge against loss from disease. A few populations in Arizona are backed up in this manner, but disease is not as much an issue in AZ, so the need is not as great.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.14 Develop and implement a genetic management plan to maintain or enhance genetic diversity within each RU Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Phoenix Zoo, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Planning Species Expert We don't have a genetic management plan, per se, but Herrmann et al. has evaluated genetic diversity range wide, so we have the information to manage genetics in terms of knowing which stock of frogs could or should be used for translocations in recovery units and MAs. We are awaiting a proposal from Hermann et al. to complete genetic analyses of the pipiens complex for future management implications, based on the result of this genetic mapping.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.15 Enhance carrying capacity of small populations Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service, Stakeholders Subgroups Management: Planning Species Expert Some work has been done in some areas to improve or expand habitats (e.g. Gentry Creek and Buckskin Hills areas of RU5; Ramsey Canyon, Miller Canyon, Brown Cyn, Carr Cyn in RU2) so that small populations may expand and have potential to be robust populations. Much work is yet to be accomplished, however.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.16 Enhance drought resistance of populations and habitats Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service, Stakeholders Subgroups Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance Some work has been done on this action, such as a solar-powered well at Pasture 9 Tank (RU2), improvements to the windmill and spring pipeline at House Pond (RU2), etc.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.5 Identify, minimize, and mitigate contaminants that threaten Chiricahua leopard frog populations Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance We attempt to implement and encourage others to implement the Region 2 Pesticide Use Guidelines (White 2004), and consult on mining and other activities that can cause contaminants problems.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.6 Implement guidelines for cattle pond use and maintenance Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 Other a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert Guidelines in Appendix A of the Recovery Plan are implemented to some degree by land management agencies and the Service.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 1.2.8 Enhance bankline and aquatic vegetation, and habitat complexity at sites with extant populations, where needed Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance Some work has been accomplished here, such as fencing or partial fencing of tanks in the Buckskin Hills (RU5), Ladder Ranch (RU8), Gila National Forest (RU6), House Pond (RU2).
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 2.1 Using selection factors and process, identify and select suitable and potentially suitable habitats in MAs as recovery sites and for subsequent establishment/reestablishment of Chiricahua leopard frogs Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ramsey Canyon Leopard Frog Conservation Team Management: Reintroduction Species Expert Much progress has been made in RUs 2, 4, and 5. Additonal reestablishments may not be needed in RU 1, and 8 is looking pretty good as well.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 2.2 Identify factors reducing or threatening habitat suitability at each of the selected recovery project sites Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Reintroduction Species Expert
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 2.3 Develop agreements with landowners/managers and complete environmental and other compliance Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance We have two umbrella safe harbor agreements and an HCP that address the frog. We also have a ranch-specific safe harbor agreement in recovery unit 3. Many landowners are signed up under the safe harbor agreements. The safe harbor agreements cover all lands in Arizona and recovery unit 3 in New Mexico.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 2.4 Treat potentially suitable habitat at recovery project sites to eliminate or reduce threats to habitat suitability Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance Much work has been accomplished in the Buckskin Hills (RU5), the Gentry Creek MA (RU5), sites in RUs 1 and 2, the Ladder Ranch in RU8, and other areas. Included have been non-native predator removal, fencing to prevent ungulate/cattle damage, deepening of ponds, construction of ponds, etc.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 2.5 Minimize or eliminate the spread of infectious diseases to recovery sites by implementing disease prevention protocols Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service All (all parties within this plan) Management: Disease Control Internal Technical Assistance
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 2.6 Eliminate disease from recovery sites by using results of research (6.19) to control/eliminate disease Not Started FY 2009 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Stakeholders Subgroups Management: Disease Control Internal Technical Assistance Do not know how to do this.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 2.7 Protect selected recovery sites in the same way as habitat supporting extant populations, per recovery action 1 above Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 Other a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT Management Internal Technical Assistance Cost to be determined
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 3.2 Head-start eggs and larvae Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Phoenix Zoo, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Bureau of Land Management (AZ, NM) Management: Propagation Species Expert Much work has been done on this since before the species was listed. We have head-start facilities at zoos, museums, on ranches, fish hatcheries, high schools, and participating land-owners under the statewide SHA.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 3.3 Release tadpoles/frogs to selected recovery sites Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Coronado, Gila, Coconino, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Bureau of Land Management (AZ, NM) Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance Much work has been done on this since before the species was listed and in all recovery units. Head-starting and release has been the most integral and successful recovery strategy implemented in Arizona. In NM, didease concerns still limit opportunities for reintroductions.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 4.1 Through population monitoring (5.3) identify sites needing augmentation Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance We do this routinely in all recovery units.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 4.2 Identify a nearby source or donor population that is similar genetically Not Started FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance We do this routinely.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 4.3 Develop agreements with landowners/managers Not Started FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance Yes we do - safe harbor agreements and HCPs among others.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 4.4 Complete environmental compliance and documentation Not Started FY 2008 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance Yes we do.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 4.5 Follow steps 3.1-3.3 to augment populations Not Started FY 2008 FY 2012 Other New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, Coronado, Gila, Coconino, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance We do
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 5.1 Prepare monitoring schedule and protocol for monitoring populations and implementation of the recovery plan Not Started FY 2008 FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora Management: Other Internal Technical Assistance Monitoring is still not formalized. It is a hodge podge of monitoring by various agancies and individuals. Needs standardization.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 5.2 Develop agreements with willing landowners and Tribes to survey for and monitor populations on non-Federal lands Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 5.3 Conduct monitoring Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, The Nature Conservancy, Fort Huachuca, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Coronado National Forest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuges (Buenos Aires and Leslie Canyon), Gila National Forest, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Coronado, Gila, Coconino, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations, Ramsey Canyon Leopard Frog Conservation Team, Bureau of Land Management (AZ, NM) Management: Other Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance Ongoing population monitoring has been the cornerstone of Chiricahua leopard frog recovery which helps to identify existing threats, new threats, population declines, dispersal events, new populations, and sites for recovery focus. Multiple people from many agencies, affiliations, etc. are involved with ongoing monitoring activities, rangewide.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 5.4 Prepare annual report of monitoring results Not Started FY 2008 FY 2012 Other Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Other Internal Technical Assistance We sort of do this in our annual recovery updates for each of the three steering committee areas (Mogollon Rim/AZ, SE AZ/SW NM, and W-C NM).
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 5.5 Develop interagency cooperation regarding data sharing and data repository Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, La Comisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora Management: Other Internal Technical Assistance This has begin in NM, but the system isn't yet up and running.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 6.11 Determine age and size at first reproduction and growth rates Not Started FY 2009 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition: General Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 6.12 Examine interactions with non-native predators and competitors Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2009 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 6.16 Develop more effective means to monitor populations Not Started FY 2008 FY 2011 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations, Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 6.18 Research spread and environmental triggers of disease Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Research: Disease Graduate Student
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 6.2 Describe oviposition sites Not Started FY 2008 FY 2009 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 6.2 Investigate effects of pesticides and other contaminants on the frog Not Started FY 2009 FY 2011 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Research: Environmental Contaminants Contract A study was done to investigate the effects of selected pesticides and heavy metals on the Chiricahua leopard frog. A report was completed in 2008.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 6.4 Evaluate dispersal capabilities or seasonal movement in tandem with reestablishment projects Not Started FY 2009 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 6.6 Examine response to flooding Not Started FY 2009 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 6.8 Examine individual and population response to habitat manipulation Not Started FY 2009 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 7.2 Post and maintain signs to inform the public of land-use restrictions Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT Management: Land Use Internal Field Assistance
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 7.5 Amplify efforts by expanding to include coalitions with other species and ecosystem projects Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT , Stakeholders Subgroups, Technical Subgroup of the Recovery Team Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance Some cross over with gartersnake, native fish, and Sonoran tiger salamander recovery occurs.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 8.2 Develop agreements with willing parties Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Stakeholders Subgroups Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance HCPs and SHAs are the two most common vehicles used for Chiricahua leoaprd frog recovery. At a minimum, there are 11 particpating landowners enrolled or in the process of enrolling under the Statewide SHA, with others awaiting in the queue.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 2 9 Amend land use plans, habitat management plans, and other plans as needed to implement recovery actions Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 Other a collective term for land managers, including BLM, NFs, FTHUA, FWSR, NFs, SCAT, SSG, TNC, and WMAT Management: Land Use Internal Technical Assistance Not much of this is happening, but not much is needed to do the recovery work on the ground, either.
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 3 6.1 Determine habitat use/needs/selection and home range or territoriality Not Started FY 2009 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 3 6.1 Study population and metapopulation dynamics Not Started FY 2009 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 3 6.17 Examine frequency and distribution of disease and die-offs Ongoing Current FY 2007 FY 2012 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 3 6.2 Identify and describe hibernacula Not Started FY 2009 FY 2010 Other Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Acquisition Contract
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Plan F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis 3 6.9 Determine the best life stage for release to the wild Complete FY 2009 FY 2012 Other Phoenix Zoo, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Phoenix and Albuquerque, Researchers from AGFD, NMDGF, Universities, CEDES, SCAT, WMAT, Forest Service Range and Experiment Stations Management: Reintroduction Contract It is currently accepted that late-stage tadpoles and metamorphs are best suited for reintroductions. Wild to wild egg mass transfers have also become useful in certain circumstances.