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
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 2.1 Prioritize habitat for protection Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Management: Planning Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Based on travel time for Team, help from GIS person, & an annual review. FY01 @ $20K & $10K every year after.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 2.2.1.1 Permanently protect habitat on non-Federal lands through conservation easements & fee acquisition from willing sellers Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Panoramaland and Color Country Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Utah Farm Bureau, Utah Counties Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Involve partnerships with private grant organizations & environmental groups. $2,000K/year for 30 years. Update as of 8/2016, we currently have 5 properties via HCEP and 1 TNC property. Total acres is approx. 1,063. Update for 9/2017, 2 properties in Garfeild County (1000 acres) with a match from the County and 1 property in Iron County with a match from TNC.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 2.2.1.2 Expand market-based & other financial incentives for private landowners who enter into permanent agreements to manage or restore habitat Ongoing Current Other Environmental Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Panoramaland and Color Country Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Utah Farm Bureau, Utah State University Extension Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Total cost at $6,000,000 with 200k annually for 30 years.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 2.2.1.3 Establish an endowment fund to administer and manage protected property. Ongoing Current Other Panoramaland and Color Country Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Utah Counties Acquisition: General, Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative $1,500,000 total cost. 100k each year starting in FY1 to FY10, then 25k annually thereafter. This includes salaries and admin costs
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 2.2.2 Enroll private lands in temporary voluntary agreements using Federal & state conservation programs Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Panoramaland and Color Country Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Utah Farm Bureau Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected $200K for FY01 to FY05, then 50K annually thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 2.3.1 Plan & implement vegetation treatments in strategic locations (including translocation sites) that benefit species & its habitat Ongoing Current Other National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Management Techniques Species Expert, Contract This is based on 1,000 acres/year at cost of about $500/acre + planning costs. $500K annually for 30 years. Update as of 8/2016 various projects have occured with BLM, USFS, and NPS (approx. 6 projects and 1,000 acres). Update as of 9/2017, a total of 12,330 acres of habitat improvement occurred on land administered by the USDA Forest Service, 529 acres were improved on BLM land, and an additional 20 acres on State lands, respectively in 2016.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 2.3.2 Develop & implement guidelines to minimize adverse impacts to species & its habitat from various activities on Federal lands Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Management: Planning, Research: Management Techniques Species Expert NPS has grant in place. $40K @ FY01 & FY02, $30K @ FY03, & $20K annually thereafter. Total money would be $650,000
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 2.3.3 Amend or update Federal Land Use Plans to include these guidelines (to minimize impacts to UPDs) when appropriate Ongoing Current Other National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Other: Regulations Species Expert No $ for FY01 to FY04, then $150k @ FY05 & FY06, then $40k every 5th year thereafter. Update as of 8/2016: BLM LUP ammendments and USFWS plans agreed to co-manage UPDs with sage grouse.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 3.1 Develop & implement a plague prevention & response plan. This should include prioritizing focal areas and timeframes for preventative treatments. Ongoing Current FY 2012 FY 2042 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected $150K annually for 30 years. Update as of 8/2016, although an official plan has not yet been developed- plague vaccine research continues and thousands of acres on BLM and USFS are dusted annually. As of 9/2017,of those agencies reporting, approximately 7,908 acres were “dusted” (applying Delta Dust to active burrows) including the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests, the Cedar City BLM Field Office, and county properties.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 1 3.2 Develop & implement a monitoring strategy & database for plague Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected No $ @ FY01, then $50K each year thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 1.1 Continue surveys & annual population monitoring using existing protocols, throughout designated RUs Ongoing Current Other National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert $30K annually for 30 years The total rangewide spring count for 2016 was 11,484 prairie dogs with 2,579 Utah prairie dogs on public/protected lands.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 1.2 Expand surveys to unmapped but potential habitat to document species distribution Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Panoramaland and Color Country Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Utah Farm Bureau Research: Population Assessment, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert $30K for FY01 to FY05 then no $ thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 5.1 Select & prioritize translocation sites across range of species Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Management: Reintroduction Species Expert $50K annually for 30 years. Update as of 8/2016- a 5 year translocation plan was finalized for BLM in the West Desert in 2015. Other areas have not had a comprehensive plan developed.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 5.3 Implement translocations in accordance with Recommended Translocation Procedures to increase number of colonies throughout range Ongoing Current Other National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Environmental Defense, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Panoramaland and Color Country Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Utah Farm Bureau Management: Reintroduction Species Expert This is based on establishing more burrows & dogs at 2 sites per year. $80K annually for 30 years. Update for 9/2017, a total of 1,939 UPDs were translocated in 2016.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 6.1 Develop funding strategies to implement outreach program Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Total cost is $280,000. This is $10K annually beginning FY03
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 7.1 Develop & implement research priorities to improve translocation efforts Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Total cost at 140,000. Starting FY01 with 20k & every 5th year thereafter. Update as of 8/2016- a family group translocation research project was finalized in 2014. Other projects are in the works from UDWR.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 7.2 Develop & implement research priorities to minimize impacts from plague or disease Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Total cost is $210,000. Develop in FY02 & update every 5th year thereafter. UDWR is assisting with on-going plague vaccine research with USGS. Also, evaluation of systemic plague control was published in 2012- but was not successful. Sylvatic plague vaccine (SPV) field trials in southern Utah continued for a fourth year in 2016 marking the conclusion of the phase 2 field efficacy trials. Phase 3 trials testing wide scale distribution as well as bait manufacturing are on going. The UDWR prepared an annual report that includes a summary of the current plague trails.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 7.5 Develop & implement research priorities to assess impacts of various actions to species & its habitat Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Total cost at 140,000. Starting FY01 with 20k & every 5th year thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 8.1 Maintain technical working group of researchers to regularly review status of species & track effectiveness of recovery actions Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Maintaining technical working group includes meeting annually & researcher time/travel, beginning FY02 Update as of 8/2016- we have not gotten a group of academics together, but we have met with the Recovery Team groups and discussed the species statua and recovery actions. Additionally, in 2016 UPDOG began work with BYU on a PVA for the species which may provide insight into the effectiveness of some recovery actions and how they impact species abundance.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 8.2 Develop monitoring protocols to assess effectiveness of recovery actions Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Develop in FY01 & update every 5th year thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 2 8.3 Identify recovery applications of research results Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Applicable every 3rd FY thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 1.3 Review & if necessary, revise boundaries of three RUs Complete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Management Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance FY01 & every 5th year thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 2.3.4 Where appropriate conserve species & its habitat through special Federal designations promoting conservation of species on Federal lands Not Started Other National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY01 @ $50K & $30K every 5th year thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 2.4 Work with State and local governments to provide regulatory and habitat protection for the species pre and post de-listing. Update as of 9/2017, the Final Management Framework to outline needs for the species was completed 7/2017. Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Other: Regulations Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Total cost is $150,000 with FY1 at 5k and every year thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 3.3 Identify other diseases that may impact species Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Total cost at 1,300,000. Starting FY05 with 50k & every year thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 4 Develop & implement capability to respond to natural disturbances (e.g., drought, fire) Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Begin FY05 @ $50K annually thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 5.2 Review & as necessary, amend Recommended Translocation Procedures document Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Management: General, Management: Reintroduction Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance FY01 @ $20K (recently revised) & $40K every 5th year thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 6.2 Establish species' viewing sites & educational kiosks Not Started Other National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Environmental Defense, Southern Utah University, Utah State University Extension Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY04 @ $100K & $50K annually thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 6.3 Publish & distribute habitat mgmt guidelines for private lands Ongoing Current Other Environmental Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Panoramaland and Color Country Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Utah Farm Bureau Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected $100K in FY01 for development & distribution of pamphlets; $30K annually for pamphlets, with $80K in FY02; & every 5th year thereafter for printing & mailing. Update as of 8/2016, no activity is currently underway with this recovery action.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 6.4 Establish species' demonstration site balancing species' needs with agricultural needs Not Started Other Panoramaland and Color Country Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Utah Farm Bureau, Southern Utah University Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Total cost is $700,000 with 100k in FY1 and then 100k every 5th year.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 6.5 Initiate volunteer stewardship program to inform & educate citizens Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected $20K @FY01 & $10K annually for program support thereafter
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 7.3 Develop & implement research priorities to improve population estimates Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys, Management: Population Monitoring Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance Total cost is $140,000 with $20k alloted every 5th year starting in year 1
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 7.4 Develop & implement research priorities to understand genetics Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Research: Genetics Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance Total cost is $140,000 with $20k alloted every 5th year starting in year 1. Update as of 8/2016- a large genetic study was published in 2015. Showed low genetic diversity levels and connectivity across the landscape.
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 7.6 Develop and implement research priorities to improve our understanding of dispersal habitat. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Research: Habitat Requirements Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance Total cost is $140,000 with $20k alloted every 5th year starting in year 1
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 3 7.7 Review research and monitoring plans annually. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah prairie dog Recovery Team Research: Other Information, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance $30k annually for 30 years