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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 the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 1.1 Maintain an SSP Husbandry Manual that provides up-to-date protocols for the care, propagation, preconditioning, and transportation of captive ferrets Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 1.2 Ensure adequate facilities for breeding ferrets in captivity, pursuant to Husbandry Manual guidelines Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 1.4.1 Maintain multiple captive populations located in at least three separate geographic locations to avoid catastrophic loss at a single facility Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Propagation Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 1.4.2 Follow protocols for disease prevention described in the Husbandry Manual Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 1.4.3 Develop disease outbreak contingency plans Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Disease Control Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 1.4.5 Support appropriate disease research Ongoing Current Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Research: Disease Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 1.5.5 Provide optimal stock for reintroduction purposes Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Propagation Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 1.5.6 Maximize survivorship of animals reintroduced to the wild Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 2.1 Use recent prairie dog surveys to identify and prioritize habitats with potential as future ferret reintroduction sites Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.3.1 Work with site managers, landowners, and stakeholders to develop long-term site management assurances for potential new reintroduction sites Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.3.3 Include site-specific prairie dog management plans in evaluation of new recovery sites Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.3.4 Include site-specific plague management plans in the evaluation of new recovery sites. Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Management: Disease Control Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.3.5 Conduct site-specific monitoring of ferret populations and environmental variables Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Management: Population Monitoring Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.4.2 Assess site conditions prior to ferret releases Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.5.1 Release sufficient numbers of ferrets to meet downlisting criteria of establishing 1500 free-ranging adults distributed among at least 10 populations, with no less than 30 breeding adults in each population and at least 3 populations within colonies of Gunnison?s and white-tailed prairie dogs. Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.5.2 Continue releases to meet the delisting criteria Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.5.3 Represent all founders as equally as possible in each released population Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Reintroduction Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.5.4 Support the use of wild-born ferrets for reintroduction at other sites Ongoing Not Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Reintroduction Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.6.1 Monitor ferrets Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service Management: Population Monitoring Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.6.2 Monitor and evaluate changes in prairie dog density and distribution Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service Management: Population Monitoring Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.6.3 Monitor disease dynamics Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. National Park Service Management: Population Monitoring Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.6.4 Monitor and evaluate changes in the site environment Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service Management: Population Monitoring Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.7.10 Consider population viability, including potential effects of inbreeding, interspecific interactions, and disease Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Research: Population Assessment, Research: Ecosystem Studies, Research: Disease, Research: Genetics Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.7.11 Summarize data gathered from numerous reintroductions in order to establish best management practices for reintroductions and identify information gaps Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Research: Reintroduction Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.7.8 Support disease monitoring and management capabilities Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Management: Disease Control Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.7.9 Improve understanding of ferret demography and genetics Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Genetics Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.8 Enforce all laws protecting established populations Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Other: Law Enforcement Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.9.1 Produce annual site reports Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.9.2 Include demographic and/or genetic manipulation needs for each population Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Planning, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 3.9.4 Update reintroduction strategy and protocols Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Management: Reintroduction Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 4.1.1 Improve guidelines for determining ferret habitat requirements Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Research: Habitat Requirements Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 4.1.3 Estimate the amount and configuration of habitat necessary to support downlisting and delisting objectives Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Research: Habitat Requirements Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 4.2.1 Consult Federal, State, local, Tribal, and private entities with jurisdiction over historical ferret habitats to develop jurisdiction-specific habitat goals and habitat management plans Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Management: Planning Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 4.2.2 Coordinate to secure resources to support agencies and individuals participating in recovery Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Other Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 4.2.3 Recover and maintain sufficient ferret habitat to support recovery goals Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 4.2.4 Engage relevant government agencies currently not participating in ferret recovery Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 5.2.1 Develop and implement appropriate prophylactic methods for controlling sylvatic plague Ongoing Current Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Research: Disease Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 5.2.2 Develop and implement ecological methods for control of sylvatic plague in ferret recovery areas Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Research: Management Techniques, Research: Disease Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 1 5.4.2 Maintain public support for ferret reintroduction efforts at sites with disease issues Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 1.5.2 Conduct and evaluate efforts to improve reproductive output to support genetic management and reintroduction efforts Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Propagation, Research: Propagation Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 1.5.3 Continue management efforts to balance the genetic representation of founders in the captive population Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 1.5.4 Evaluate the reproductive fitness, genetics, and demography of the captive population Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Research: Population Assessment, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Propagation, Research: Genetics Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.1 Maintain a list of research needs related to reintroduction and population monitoring Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.2 Maintain a ranking procedure for allocating ferrets to candidate reintroduction sites Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Management: Reintroduction Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.3.2 Collect information for site evaluation and baseline data purposes Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Research: Habitat Status Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.3.6 Standardize annual site monitoring and reporting to the extent practical Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.4.1 Comply with obligations of the ESA, NEPA, and other laws Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Other: Regulations Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.4.3 Schedule and prepare ferrets for releases Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Reintroduction Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.7.1 Continue the use of ferret preconditioning techniques Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.7.2 Optimize release methods and timing Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Management: Reintroduction Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.7.3 Continue to improve ferret monitoring techniques Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, U.S. National Park Service, local governments Research: Population Surveys Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.7.7 Continue to improve techniques for habitat monitoring and habitat evaluation Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Other Federal Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, State wildlife agencies with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, Tribes with ongoing or proposed reintroduction sites, local governments Research: Habitat Status Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 3.9.3 Evaluate and update site monitoring and research efforts Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 4.1.2 Assess progress toward meeting downlisting and delisting criteria Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 5.1.2 Develop a list of bibliographies of publications and projects relevant to disease Ongoing Current Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Disease Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 5.1.3 Synthesize relevant information and research results Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: General Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 5.1.4 Report epizootics to the Centers for Disease Control, the National Wildlife Health Laboratory, and other appropriate disease research facilities Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 5.4.1 Conduct periodic symposia and workshops to exchange information on diseases Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Information and Education Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 6.1.1 Support review and analysis of program progress Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 6.1.2 Coordinate program components and update program direction as appropriate based on reviews addressed in task 6.1.1 Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 6.1.3 Formally report on progress toward recovery objectives on a five-year basis Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Regulations Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 6.1.4 Use the BFFRIT to help identify problems and solutions Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 2 6.4 Consider funding needs for national and international ferret recovery Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 1.3 Describe research needs related to genetic and demographic management of captive populations Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Propagation, Research: Genetics Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 1.4.4 Maintain a list of disease research contacts Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Other: Administration, Research: Disease Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 1.5.1 Conduct regular reviews of breeding strategies Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care, Management: Propagation Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 1.6 Establish policies for the use and handling of dead, non-reproductive, or otherwise excess ferrets Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 2.2 If a remnant population is located, develop a plan to integrate any population into the recovery program Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Planning Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 3.7.4 Continue to improve survey techniques Ongoing Current Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Population Surveys Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 3.7.5 Continue to evaluate methodologies for counting or estimating ferrets at recovery sites Ongoing Current Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Population Assessment Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 3.7.6 Continue to improve telemetry equipment and techniques Ongoing Current Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 5.1.1 Develop a list of disease research needs Ongoing Current Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Disease Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 5.3.1 Continue to implement prophylactic methods for control of canine distemper Ongoing Current Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Disease Control Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 5.3.2 Continue to implement ecological methods for control of canine distemper in ferret recovery areas Ongoing Current Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Management: Disease Control Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 5.3.3 Investigate the effect of canine distemper on populations of free-ranging ferrets over multiple years using controlled experiments Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Disease Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 6.1.5 Encourage the formation of jurisdictional and topical working groups to identify problems and solutions Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 6.2.1 Maintain an up-to-date website describing the ferret recovery program and partnership opportunities Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 6.2.2 Promote recovery partnerships through the formation of jurisdictional and topical working groups Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 6.2.3 Encourage the exchange of scientific information and technical advice Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 6.3.1 Support the efforts of States, Tribes, and other organizations to recover the ferret Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 6.3.2 Encourage public support for ferret recovery through strategically focused outreach efforts Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 6.3.3 Provide ferret recovery information to Non-Government Organizations currently supporting recovery and solicit the assistance of other NGOs who could aid species recovery Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 6.3.4 Support participation and coordination among government agencies with jurisdiction over programs related to ferret recovery Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) RF(2) 6 National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center (970) 897-2730 Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes 3 6.3.5 Maintain updated information on the contributions of SSP captive breeding facilities Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team, American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan Partners Other: Administration Internal Administrative