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 Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 1 1.1 Engage in land acquisition to reduce C. scheeri var. robustispina habitat fragmentation and increase connectivity. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on the historical cost of Pima County conservation acquisitions and currently available properties for sale; $2,000 /ac with a goal of acquiring 20,000 ac over the first 20 years.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 1 1.2 Engage in land acquisition to reduce C. scheeri var. robustispina habitat fragmentation and increase connectivity. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on the historical cost of Pima County conservation acquisitions and currently available properties for sale; $2,000 /ac with a goal of acquiring 20,000 ac over the first 20 years. Costs are included in Action Number 1.1 above.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 1 1.3 Develop conservation easements for the protection of C. scheeri var. robustispina on private lands. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on an average cost of $1,000 /ac to acquire conservation easements, with a goal of 20,000 ac of private land put into easements over the first 20 years.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 1 1.4 Develop and monitor conservation mitigation banking to promote the protection of C. scheeri var. robustispina habitat. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on the cost of private conservation bank development and monitoring for C. scheeri var. robustispina in the Altar Valley.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 1 2.1 Develop and implement land management plans that support and promote the taxon, including through the reduction of nonnative plant species, soil compaction and erosion, and headcutting. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Continuous through recovery. We based this cost on 1) management plan development (5 agency people at $35/hour, 8 hours/day for 3 days) 2)�an average of the AGFD cost to restore an area of Bonito Grasslands in southern AZ ($600,000 for 20,000 ac or $30/ac; AGFD 2011, entire) and the USFS cost estimates for herbicide treatment of nonnative herbs and grasses ($40,000,000 for 20,000 ac or $200/ac).
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 1 2.2 Work toward a better understanding of transplanting and seeding requirements for C. scheeri var. robustispina, which could be implemented in appropriate habitat. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on the average cost of scientific studies of Arizona?s rare plants that have been funded through our section 6 plant program. Anticipating three studies in the first 10-year period, at an average cost of $30,000/study.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 1 3.3 Work toward a better understanding of transplanting and seeding requirements for C. scheeri var. robustispina, which could be implemented in appropriate habitat. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on the average cost of scientific studies of Arizona?s rare plants that have been funded through our section 6 plant program. Anticipating three studies in the first 10-year period, at an average cost of $30,000/study. Costs are included in Action Number 2.2 above.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 1 5.2 Maintain seed from plants across the geographic range of the taxon for conservation purposes. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on estimates from an accredited seed storage facility to maintain seed in storage ($100/year).
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 1 6.2 Develop and implement land management plans that support and promote the taxon, including through the reduction of nonnative plant species, soil compaction and erosion, and headcutting. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Continuous through recovery. We based this cost on 1) management plan development (5 agency people at $35/hour, 8 hours/day for 3 days) 2)�an average of the AGFD cost to restore an area of Bonito Grasslands in southern AZ ($600,000 for 20,000 ac or $30/ac; AGFD 2011, entire) and the USFS cost estimates for herbicide treatment of nonnative herbs and grasses ($40,000,000 for 20,000 ac or $200/ac). Costs are included in Action Number 2.1 above.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 2 3.1 Monitor individuals in established plots across the range of the taxon to enable an understanding of the long-term trend of the species, its habitat, threats, and stressors. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Every 5 years; through recovery. We based this cost on the cost of: 1) monitoring plan development (5 agency people at $35/hour, 8 hours/day for 3 days) and 2) the cost of personnel and travel to monitor plots ($35/hour, 10 hours/day, 2 people, $30 gas per trip, 8 days/5 year period).
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 2 3.2 Check the effectiveness of management actions by monitoring individuals subjected to natural and prescribed fire, mechanical site disturbance, varied grazing regimes, and other management considerations. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Every 3 years; through recovery. We based this cost �on 1) monitoring plan development (5 agency people at $35/hour, 8 hours/day for 3 days) and 2�) the cost of personnel and travel to monitor plants impacted by management actions ($35/hour, 10 hours/day, 2 people, $30 gas/trip, 5 days/3-year period).
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 2 3.3 Monitor in situ grown and transplanted individuals for effectiveness of sewing, planting, and transplanting protocols. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on 1) monitoring plan development in the first five years (5 agency people at $35/hour, 8 hours/day for 3 days) and 2) the cost of personnel and travel to monitor plants yearly for the first five years, then every third year after for the next 15 years ($35/hour, 10 hours/day, 2 people, 5 days/ year, + $30 per diem / trip)
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 2 4.1 Identify information gaps, compatible land uses, threats, stressors, and appropriate management actions that lead to the conservation of the taxon. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This estimates the cost to review research and monitoring results and compile the information every 5 years and is included within the development of a Service 5-Year Review ($35/hour, 40 hours, 1 person).
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 2 4.2 Conduct surveys in appropriate habitat to better understand the geographic range and habitat requirements of the taxon. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Every 5 years. This estimates the cost of periodic Roller method surveys of habitat ($35/hour, 10 hours/day, 4 people, $30 gas/day, 5 days/ 5-year period).
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 2 4.3 Conduct research related to the biology, ecology, abundance, status, threats, stressors, viability, propagation, restoration of individuals and of habitat, and genetics of the taxon. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Every 5 years. We based this cost on the average cost of scientific studies of Arizona?s rare plants that have been funded through our section 6 program. Anticipating two studies in the first two 5 year periods and one study per 5 year period of recovery thereafter, at an average cost of $30,000/study.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 2 5.1 Promote the propagation and planting of individuals ex situ at botanic gardens for conservation and public education purposes. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on botanical garden care and propagation studies on 40 plants at an estimated rate of $1,900/year.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 2 5.3 Develop effective approaches to in situ conservation. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on the average cost of scientific studies of Arizona?s rare plants that have been funded through our section 6 program. Anticipating two studies in the first 5-year period and one study thereafter, at an average cost of $30,000/ study.
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 3 6.1 Increase public outreach regarding threats, stressors, and conservation measures relating to C. scheeri var. robustispina in both the United States and Mexico. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We estimated this cost based on the cost of creating outreach materials and providing presentations and field trips to interested parties ($35/hour, 8 hour days, 10/year, 1 person, printing, gas, and other costs).
Recovery Plan for Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina 3 6.3 Develop a recovery implementation team comprised of species experts, agency and non-government agency partners, landowners, and stakeholders to meet regularly, review progress, discuss problems, and revise this plan as needed. Not Started Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We based this cost on time for interagency personnel to attend meetings to discuss recovery ($35/hour; 8 hour/5-year period, 20 people).