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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. Update Aug 2019: This effort is an on-going priority. We are woking on both permanent and temporary protections (land purchase, Safe Harbors, etc.)
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 completed 7/13/17 -(1,040 acres) with a match from the County and 1 property in Iron County with a match from TNC. Update for 2018: A 291-acre Iron County property was recorded on Friday, 5/25/2018. Iron County holds title to the property with an easement retained by TNC. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of Utah and TNC provided $1M for the acquisition. Update 9/2019 This TNC property is called the Williams Property and a management plan is being developed for it currently to get funding for projects.
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 Update for 2018- working with SITLA on a Safe Harbor Agreement for their lands on the Awapa RU. Update 8/2019- Progress is still moving on SHA with SITLA and now looking at expanding to Pauns (and Awapa). Still working on draft doc, but hope to get to RO by end of Sept. 2019
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. Update in 2018- we do not have the total numbers from the Federal agencies, but USFS DIxie is working on the Mud Springs projects which is focused on habitat improvement for UPDs. Update 2019- We have been working on updated to the 5-Yr MU Plans to have all these veg. treatments etc. in 1 place. This is still in progress I do not have the updated info at this time.
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 8/2019 These guidelines are often included upfront in Sec. 7s on a continual basis.
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. Update 8/2019- this is still a top priority for the Rec. Team to get all this info better organized etc. The 5 Year MU Plans will hopefully held to consolidate all. We plan to have that finalized this fall/winter.
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 See updates for 3.1
Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) Revised Recovery Plan RF(1) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Utah prairie dog Cynomys parvidens 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. New in 2018, UDWR is mapping the active portion of the mapped habitat to better assess how much total occupied habitat is in each RU. Aug 2019 Update, UDWR is continuing to map occuppied portions of the mapped habitat. We do not have exact numbers yet, however. 9/2019 Final numbers from spring counts in 2019 are not yet in, but the numbers have been in decline over the past 2 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 2 1.2 Expand surveys to unmapped but potential habitat to document species distribution. See updates to 1.1 where occupied portion of mapped habitat is being assessed in 2018. 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. Update 8/2019 UPD Team had a field tour in the July 2019 to look at sites on the W.Desert and Pauns. The WD had not much available (and NEPA ready) that was of any decent quality. The Pauns looked great with loads of decent spots. Still working with BLM and USFS to get a good future plan together and find new places. We will also go to visit the Awapa in Sept. to see opportunities there.
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. Update 9/2019 (2018 info is here, 2019 info will be final this winter)-- Translocations were made to 8 approved translocation sites in 2018. 866 UPDs were trapped in Iron County. 142 UPDs were trapped in Garfield County.
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 8/2019 We started an "Outreach Team" at the Utah FO and hope to begin some species-specific (UPD) projects/events.
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. Update for 2018, BLM Cedar is working on a study on a translocation sites to see where dogs disperse from the sites. Update 8/2019, BLM Cedar is continuing the telemetry study for UPDs. A report and data is still in progress.
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. 8/2019 A PVA is in progress via BYU and UDWR. No final results yet.
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. Update 8/2019- PVA is still in progress. Rec. Team meetings occur in Fall, Spring, and Summer to review the species and needs. A 5 Year Review will likely occur for the species in 2020.
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 FY 2019 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 Update 9/2019- there has been no revisions of the RU boundaries done and none is planned for the near future.
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. 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 Update as of 9/2017, the Final Management Framework to outline needs for the species was completed 7/2017. Update 8/2019- the Final Management Framework Doc. still has the most recent info on this topic.
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 Update 8/2019 Some minor edtis were made to this when the GCP was finalized.
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 Ongoing Current 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 2018 UDWR began mapping occupied portion of mapped habitat within RUs
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. 8/2019 A PVA is in progress via BYU and UDWR. No final results yet.
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. Ongoing Current 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 BLM Cedar has started a study of monitoring dispersal behavior of dogs leaving translocaiton sites.
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