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
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 1 1.1.2 Revise WDOT management plan Not Started Other Washington Department of Transportation Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 1 1.3 Conduct annual weed inventory and control Ongoing Current FY 2008 Other U.S. Forest Service Management: Predator and Competitor Control Volunteer, Internal Field Assistance Cost reflects less control required over time. Through 2027 at $1,000/year. Successful hand control of toadflax and knapweed implented annually since 2001. A substantial reduction in weeds has been noted over time.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 1 1.6.1 Maintain entry log Not Started Other U.S. Forest Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Minimal associated costs.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 1 1.6.2 Finalize seed collection guidelines Discontinued FY 2013 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Other Species Expert Recovery group determined ongoing seed collection is already working well by collecting seed according to general rare plant standards @ <5% per stem/plant/population in years of good seed production.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 1 1.7.1.1 Analyze existing habitat data collected by USFS Complete FY 2010 FY 2013 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources Research: Habitat Requirements Contract FY 2010 - WDNR collected and began entering USFS data in their "BIOTICS" database - Analysis completed in 2013 and presented in report form.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 1 1.7.2 Identify breeding system and pollinators Partially Complete FY 2006 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Research: Propagation, Research: Predation, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance Completed Master's thesis has started to address this action. Subject needs further research.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 1 3.2 Determine how to most quickly establish viable populations Ongoing Current FY 2013 FY 2015 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Initial figure represents start-up costs. Less short-term, more ongoing projects over time. Through 2011. The technical team is considering the results of UW's recent habitat and soils research and WDNR's recent habitat characterization report in 2013 for 2015 outplanting project.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 1 4 Collect seed representing genetic diversity within the species and store in approved facility Ongoing Current FY 2008 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, Berry Botanic Garden, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Other, Research: Propagation Species Expert, Contract Note: Action duration is intermittent. Cost assumes seed collection occurs only in highly productive years. Figure estimated at $2,000 per 3-year interval, through 2027. Five seed collections undertaken since RP published. 2011 - seeds collected from 5 plants 07/15/2011for UW's Miller Seed Bank. Additional seed colloected June 2013, some to be used for grow-out research.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 2 1.1.1 Develop and implement USFS management plan Not Started Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cost assumes some level of habitat management; $1,000 per year after 2012.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 2 1.2 Develop and implement a trend monitoring plan Ongoing Current FY 2012 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Cost assumes $1,000 per 3-year interval after 2012. Increased activity within and near the population since the creation of the recovery plan and improved mapping concurrent with these activities have facilitated more and more accurate counts. This allows the dection of trends without the need for a written plan; the data is housed by the WDNR Nat. Heritage Program.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 2 1.5.1 Pursue highest level of protection agreeable to landowners for private portion Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected No estimate is available for land purchase or cost of conservation easement.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 2 1.6.4 Develop WDOT policy on minimizing effects of highway pullouts Complete FY 2011 FY 2012 Other Washington Department of Transportation, U.S. Forest Service Management: Other, Other: Information and Education Labor type not yet selected WDOT completed large rock scaling project through species' habitat. One highway turn-out was reduced in size and function. The WDOT now considers this threat (collection due to access by turn-outs) to not be as significant an issue as the other active threats.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 2 1.7.1 Characterize and write up habitat requirements for H. venusta Complete FY 2010 FY 2015 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, Universities Research: Ecosystem Studies, Research, Research: Habitat Requirements Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract FY 2010 - WDNR, under Sec. collected and analysed soil samples to determine unique qualities of soils at the site. FY2011 - Funded habitat characterization work with UW's Center for Urban Hort. - began spring 2012 with all samples collected. Preliminary results will be ready in September, 2011. Final results will be presented in report form in FY2014.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 2 1.7.3 Conduct research into soils, geology, and mass wasting potential Partially Complete FY 2012 FY 2015 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Research: Ecosystem Studies, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Competition, Research: Reintroduction Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract Funded soils structure/habitat characterization work with UW's Center for Urban Hort. Significant activity in 2012 -UW sample collection for soils bio-analysis complete after a previous chemical and physical analysis. UW Grad. Master's thesis provided little information useful for outplanting site selection. Further specialized research in soils may be needed.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 2 2.1 Conduct field investigations for reintroduction sites and new populations Complete FY 2008 FY 2015 Universities Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Management: Reintroduction, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance Decrease in cost reflects reduced effort over time, ending in year 2012. Funded habitat characterization work and reintroduction site selection in 2011 with UW's Center for Urban Hort. Field work was completed in summer, 2013 and maps are being developed. Limited experimental reintroduction planned for fall, 2015.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 2 5 Establish a technical working group to review status, assess effectiveness of management plans Ongoing Current FY 2008 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Management: General Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative This has become an action to be carried out by current recovery group. Action duration is intermittent. Continues through 2027.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 3 1.2.1 Clarify taxonomic distinction between H. venusta and similar higher elevation H. taylori Complete FY 2009 FY 2013 Other Universities Research: Genetics Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract FY2010 - FWS funded highly specific genetics investigation with WWU grad student .Draft report completed 08/2011- results inconclusive. 2014 - Report by Harrod, Malmquist and others puplished describing speceis seperation through morphometrics.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 3 1.4 Monitor and manage for presence of borage biocontrol agent Not Started Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Note: Action duration is intermittent. Three inspections during life of the plan, with actions prioritized should the agent be identified near the population.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 3 1.6.3 Develop USFS guidelines for sharing information with the public and press Not Started Other U.S. Forest Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 3 2.2 Create spatial database for inventory efforts, including negative searches Complete FY 2014 FY 2016 Washington Department of Natural Resources, Universities Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Research: Population Surveys, Research: Reintroduction, Management: Population Monitoring Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance Cost assumes reduced survey data collection over time. As of 2012, WDNR Nat. Heritage has collected sufficient data to display reliable population information spatially. UW has a substantial amount of spatial data of past and potential future reintroductions and will continue to add as new data is collected and develop maps for use internally. UW and WDNR freely exchange information and data.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 3 3.1 Develop a plan for reintroduction of H. venusta into areas not occupied currently; explore augmenting the existing population Ongoing Current FY 2011 FY 2015 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Research: Reintroduction Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract Reintroduction of H. venusta will occur only after intensive surveys have been unable to locate additional populations. 2011 - Funded habitat characterization work informing a plan for reintroduction with UW's Center for Urban Hort. - beginning Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2015. Baseline data collected for UW encroachment study.
Recovery Plan for Hackelia venusta (Showy Stickseed) F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Showy stickseed Hackelia venusta 3 3.3 Implement reintroduction plan. May include augmentation of existing population Ongoing Current FY 2012 FY 2014 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Universities Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Note: Action duration is intermittent. Implement as determined by research (Action 3.2) as necessary. Reintroductions will require monitoring. 2011 - Funded soils, habitat, and competition characterization, reintroduction planning, culminating with a pilot reintoduction study by UW's Center for Urban Hort. - began spring 2012. Propogation currently under way and ongoing full-time at UW, first outplanting of an est. 20 plants planned for October, 2012.