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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
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 111 Identify vole habitat Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Habitat Status Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance 111-1 Bulrush marsh mapping and quantification. Complete 2014 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In 2014, USGS produced high resolution mapping of all bulrush marsh and saltgrass meadow habitat with the potential to support Amargosa vole populations within the Tecopa Basin. This mapping was used to quantify the amount of habitat potentially available for species occupancy.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 111 Identify vole habitat Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Habitat Status Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance 111-2 Research to identify specific habitat requirements for the Amargosa vole. Ongoing Current 2012 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Amargosa voles are known to generally occupy bulrush marsh habitat, but the degree to which they will use other habitat types (saltgrass meadows, mixed marsh vegetation) is unclear. We also do not know why some seemingly suitable bulrush marsh habitat is unoccupied. Vegetation analysis at trapping grids used to estimate rangewide population size has occurred since 2012. Information from these surveys will be used to better characterize the habitat requirements for the species.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 112 Identify groundwater sources and springs Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, California Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy Research: Other Information Internal Field Assistance We know the location of the spring sources for all Amargosa vole marshes. In addition, the groundwater paths that support these springs have been modeled by USGS. However, more groundwater testing and modeling is needed to be certain of the USGS predictions.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 121 Secure groundwater and springs critical to maintain and enhance upland and protected lowland habitats Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy Acquisition: General Internal Administrative
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 1221 Identify geothermal ownership that can affect habitat Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management Research: Other Information Internal Technical Assistance
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 1222 Remove geothermal threats Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management Management: Land Use Internal Administrative
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 123 Remove tamarisk from upland and protected habitats Ongoing Current FY 2006 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, The Nature Conservancy Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract The BLM and TNC have begun removal of saltcedar from several areas along the Amargosa River. Removals in some of these areas are likely benefiting the quantity and quality of Amargosa vole habitat.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 124 Maintain integrity of historic railbeds to prevent flooding of protected lowland habitats Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management Management: Other Internal Field Assistance Railbed is currently in good condition. BLMs proposed Amargosa ACEC plan has provisions in it for continued monitoring and adaptive management.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 125 Prevent further loss of habitat of water quality by construction activities Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management Management: Land Use Internal Field Assistance 125-1 Stabilization of culvert and installation of water level control structure at the point where Marsh1 (Borehole Marsh) meets Tecopa Hot Springs Road. Complete 2013 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Marsh 1 has undergone gradual habitat loss since 2009 due to construction activities that replaced a culvert underneath Tecopa Hot Springs Road. This repair resulted in increased flow of water out of the marsh and a decrease in standing water levels. In 2013, Inyo County in cooperation with CDFW and BLM installed a water control structure to stabilize and gradually increase water levels in Marsh 1. This stabilization in combination with other restoration efforts has resulted in the start of bulrush regeneration within the marsh as of summer 2015.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 13 Identify threats to the vole Ongoing Current Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Other Information Internal Field Assistance CDFW, BLM, USGS, amd USFWS are working together to identify new and existing threats to the Amargosa vole. New potential threats include disease, predation by domestic cats, etc. 13-1 Research to Amargosa vole predators Ongoing Current 2012 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Since 2012, the University of California, Davis has performed extensive predator surveys around all occupied Amargosa vole habitat using camera traps. Analysis and reporting of results is ongoing.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 13 Identify threats to the vole Ongoing Current Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Other Information Internal Field Assistance CDFW, BLM, USGS, amd USFWS are working together to identify new and existing threats to the Amargosa vole. New potential threats include disease, predation by domestic cats, etc. 13-2 Analysis of disease pathogens in Amargosa vole populations Ongoing Current 2012 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected The University of California, Davis continues to collect information on a variety of vole parasites and potential disease pathogens in combination with its field studies and captive breeding work. Some of these findings have been published.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 14 Develop interim management plan Unknown FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Management: Planning Internal Administrative The ROD for the BLM's Amargosa River ACEC Plan will be signed this CY. This plan seeks to implement almost all of the provisions in the Amargosa vole recovery plan. In 2013, Amargosa Vole Team (a working group associated with the Desert Managers Group) was formed to move forward with recovery.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 15 Implement interim management plan Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, The Nature Conservancy Management: General Contract Implementation will begin with signature of the ROD for the Amargosa River ACEC Plan.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 21 Estimate population size of all habitat patches Ongoing Current FY 2010 U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance Population surveys begun in 2010 continued under USGS and CDFW at 6 trapping grids through 2012. Range-wide population size during the population peak in 2012 was estimated to be 225 individuals. 85% of rangewide population was found to reside in a single 2-ha marsh that had declining habitat quality. Population surveys were scaled back following 2012 due to lack of funding. However, trapping at the 2-ha core population has continued and documented a decline in the population status at tis site. In 2014, funding was provided to expand trapping again, so that range-wide estimates can be obtained. Trapping should begin in the fall of 2014. 21-1 Live trapping of Amargosa vole to estimate rangewide population size, demographic rates, and other important population metrics at 6 live-trapping grids spread through the range of the species. Ongoing Current 2010 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Population surveys begun in 2010 continued under USGS and CDFW at 6 trapping grids. Range-wide population size during the population peak in 2012 was estimated to be 225 individuals. 85% of rangewide population was found to reside in a single 2-ha marsh that had declining habitat quality. Population surveys were scaled back following 2012 due to lack of funding. However, trapping at the 2-ha core population has continued and documented a decline in the population status at this site. In 2014, funding was provided to expand trapping again, so that range-wide estimates can be obtained. Trapping should began in the fall of 2014 and will continue with current funding through 2016.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 1 22 Obtain demographic data Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance Some demographic data was collected during a distribution and abundance study performed in 1998 by Mclenaghan and Montgomery (SDSU) for CDFG. In 2012, USGS completed a short-term study looking into the abundance, distribution, demographics, and habitat use of the Amargosa vole. Since 2012 collection of demographic data has continued at a single 2-ha location, where 85% of the species distribution resides. In 2014, funding was provided to expand trapping to 6-trapping grids previously surveyed by USGS and CDFW to expand collection of information on demography. Trapping is expected to begin in the fall of 2014. 22-1 Collection of vole demographic data during population surveys efforts. Ongoing Current 2010 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Population surveys begun in 2010 continued under USGS and CDFW at 6 trapping grids through 2012. Range-wide population size during the population peak in 2012 was estimated to be 225 individuals. 85% of rangewide population was found to reside in a single 2-ha marsh that had declining habitat quality. Population surveys were scaled back following 2012 due to lack of funding. However, trapping at the 2-ha core population has continued and documented a decline in the population status at tis site. In 2014, funding was provided to expand trapping again, so that range-wide estimates can be obtained. Trapping should begin in the fall of 2014.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 23 Collect tissue samples Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy Research: Genetics Species Expert Work not performed by BRD. Samples were taken in 2000 by Jennifer Nuewald (SDSU). Analysis was done that looked at the genetic diversity of the populations. Additional samples may need to be taken for future genetic questions. In 2012, the Service funded a genetics study to be completed by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. CDFW is continuing work on the vole through Section 6 funding. This includes sending samples for analysis to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley for genetic analysis. 23-1 Collection of vole tissue samples for genetic analysis and disease sampling. Not Started Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Work not performed by BRD. Samples were taken in 2000 by Jennifer Nuewald (SDSU). Analysis was done that looked at the genetic diversity of the populations. Additional samples may need to be taken for future genetic questions. In 2012, the Service funded a genetics study to be completed by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. CDFW is continuing work on the vole through Section 6 funding. This includes sending samples for analysis to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley for genetic analysis. In addition, UC Davis has collected periodic tissue samples in the field and through necropsy of dead wild and captive-bred individuals to determine disease status and to determine cause of death.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 24 Analyze population data Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys Species Expert We have reports from Jennifer Nuewald (2001) and McClenaghan and Montgomery (1998). In 2010, CDFW started conducting abundance and distribution surveys. CDFW plans to continue this work for under a Section 6 grant. In 2012, USGS completed a study looking at the abundance, distribution, demographics, and habitat use of the Amargosa vole. Preliminary data indicates that the majority of the Amargosa vole population occurs at one location. Survey data collected at this site by CDFW in 2013 and 2014 has been used by UC Davis and USGS to develop population viability models that are expected to come out in a joint publication next year. 24-1 Analysis of population survey data to estimate population size, population trends and fluctuations, and to develop population viability analysis and extinction probabilities. Ongoing Current 2012 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected We have reports from Jennifer Nuewald (2001) and McClenaghan and Montgomery (1998). In 2010, CDFW and USGS started conducting abundance and distribution surveys that will continue through at least 2016. Data from these efforts has provided annual and seasonal population estimates, provided information on population trends, and provided information on how vole populations fluctuate during the course of the year. This data has also been used to develop population viability analysis for the species and to develop extinction probabilities for the species and for individual marshes.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 31 Quantify habitat characteristics Partially Complete FY 2012 U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy Research: Habitat Requirements Species Expert In 2012, USGS completed a study that analyzed habitat characteristics. Funding was provided for additional surveys at 6 trapping grids in 2014. Additional collection of data on habitat characteristics will occur during this surveys effort. 31-1 Analysis and characterization of habitat features at vole trapping grids. Ongoing Current 2012 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Amargosa voles are known to generally occupy bulrush marsh habitat, but the degree to which they will use other habitat types (saltgrass meadows, mixed marsh vegetation) is unclear. We also do not know why some seemingly suitable bulrush marsh habitat is unoccupied. Vegetation analysis at trapping grids used to estimate rangewide population size has occurred since 2012. Information from these surveys will be used to better characterize the habitat requirements for the species.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 32 Determine temporal and spacial patterns of habitat use Ongoing Current FY 2010 U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Predation Species Expert In 2010, CDFW started distribution and abundance surveys for the Amargosa vole. This work will continue under a Section 6 grant. In 2012, USGS completed a study looking at the distribution, abundance, demographics, and habitat use of the Amargosa vole. Fundign was provided to USGS in 2014 to carry out research on the effects of predation and its effects on the patterns of habitat use observed in vole populations. This work is expected to begin in the fall of 2014. 32-1 Population surveys begun in 2010 to look at population size, population dynamics, species distribution, and to collect data on habitat selection. Not Started 2010 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In 2010, CDFW started distribution and abundance surveys for the Amargosa vole. This work will continue under a Section 6 grant. In 2012, USGS completed a study looking at the distribution, abundance, demographics, and habitat use of the Amargosa vole. Fundign was provided to USGS in 2014 to carry out research on the effects of predation and its effects on the patterns of habitat use observed in vole populations. This work is expected to begin in the fall of 2014
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 32 Determine temporal and spacial patterns of habitat use Ongoing Current FY 2010 U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Predation Species Expert In 2010, CDFW started distribution and abundance surveys for the Amargosa vole. This work will continue under a Section 6 grant. In 2012, USGS completed a study looking at the distribution, abundance, demographics, and habitat use of the Amargosa vole. Fundign was provided to USGS in 2014 to carry out research on the effects of predation and its effects on the patterns of habitat use observed in vole populations. This work is expected to begin in the fall of 2014. 32-2 Predator exclosure study Not Started 2014 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In 2014, USGS began a study to look at the effects of predation on population dynamics and habitat selection. Baseline data has been collected in a selected study marsh for one year. In 2015, a predator exclosure will be installed to determine how exclusion of predation effects habitat selection. It is hypothesized that other, seemingly suitable habitat, such as adjacent salt grass meadow systems (which will be partially included in the exclosure), might serve as suitable habitat in the absence of predation.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 331 Evaluate habitat conditions of Tecopa Lake Basin and Amargosa Canyon Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy Research: General Internal Field Assistance In 2010-2011, CDFW conducted mark/recapture surveys across all available suitable habitat, with the exception of the Amargosa Canyon, which had flooded and burned that year, eliminating a majority of the remaining habitat to be trapped. In the winter/spring of 2012 all suitable habitat in the Amargosa Canyon was trapped.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 332 Evaluate habitat conditions of Shoshone Area Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other Research: General, Research: Habitat Status Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance In 2013, CDFW recieved a section 6 grant to perform habitat restoration at Shoshone, CA with an aim towards eventual re-introduction of the species at this location. Habitat evaluations, trapping of resident species, and predator assessments have been ongoing in 2013 and 2014 as part of this restoration planning effort. 332-1 Shoshone habitat assessment, restoration, and reintroduction project Not Started 2010 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In 2013, CDFW recieved a section 6 grant to perform habitat restoration at Shoshone, CA with an aim towards eventual re-introduction of the species at this location. Habitat evaluations, trapping of resident species, and predator assessments have been ongoing in 2013 and 2014 as part of this restoration planning effort. In 2014, after evaluation of several potential sites for restoration and vole reintroduction, two sites were identified for bulrush marsh restoration. Work on restoration is expected to begin in 2016. The Palm Springs Office is developing a Safe Harbors Agreement with the landowner to allow for reintroduction within the next 3 years.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 341 Analyze habitat area Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy Research: Habitat Status Species Expert In 2012, USGS completed a study looking at habitat characteristics. Future work may be needed to look at additional variables. USGS is currently exploring the potential for use of unmanned drones in mapping and monitoring the extent of vole habitat within the species range. 341-1 Amargosa vole habitat mapping Complete 2013 2014 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In 2014, USGS produced high resolution mapping of all bulrush marsh and saltgrass meadow habitat with the potential to support Amargosa vole populations within the Tecopa Basin. This mapping was used to quantify the amount of habitat potentially available for species occupancy.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 342 Develop management protocols for enhancing extant habitat and rehabilitating historical habitat sites Planned FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance CDFW will look at occupied and unoccupied habitat to determine which unoccupied areas may be suitable for translocating voles into. A feasibility study looking at translocating voles to Shoshone (where the type specimen was collected) will also be conducted. Work may also occur on this topic if the 2013 USGS/FWS proposal is funded.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 41 Genetic analysis Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Genetics Graduate Student Some work performed by Nuewald (2001). Additional questions may need to be addressed with further research. In 2012, the Service funded a genetics study that will be conducted by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and UC Berkeley. Genetic work will also continue under the section 6 grant awareded to CDFW.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 42 Evaluate progress toward recovery objective Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Planning Internal Administrative
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 51 Determine effects of natural and anthropogenic threats including flooding, spring water flow and flux, vegetational changes, fire exotic intrusion (plant and animal), pesticides/rodenticides, and groundwater/watershed alteration. Not Started Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management Research: Other Information Internal Field Assistance
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 52 Implement effective habitat/vegetation manipulation that enhances vole habitat and minimizes adverse effects on other sensitive native species Ongoing Current FY 2014 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance CDFW has received a section 6 grant to establish new habitat and restore existing habitat in Shoshone, CA with an aim towards re-introduction of the species at this loction. Work is expected to begin in 2015. In addition, work began in 2013 and is ongoing to stabilize water levels and restore degraded marsh habitat at an occupied marsh in the Tecopa Hot Springs area that contains a substantial population.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 53 Reduce or eliminate competitive fauna Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Contract
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 541 Determine if establishment of rehabilitation of habitat is necessary Ongoing Current U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance A determination has been made as to the need for habitat rehabilitation at Marsh 1, near Tecopa Hot Springs, and work is currently underway to stabilize water levels and rehabilitate degraded marsh vegetation. A determinaton was also made to establish additional habitat in Shoshone, CA under a CDFW section 6 grant with an aim towards the eventual re-introduction of this species to that location. 541-1 Marsh 1 (Borehole Marsh Restoration) Ongoing Current 2013 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected CDFW, USFWS, BLM, and UC Davis are working collaboratively to restore marsh habitat at Marsh 1, which has undergone drying and loss of bulrush vegetation since 2010 due to culvert work performed by Inyo County. A water control structure was installed in 2013 to stabilize water flows out of the marsh. This has stabilized water levels and increased the area of shallow inundation in the marsh. Thinning of dead bulrush within the marsh has resulted in regrowth of bulrush within the formerly dried zone. We anticipate an additional 2 years before the marsh is fully restored.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 541 Determine if establishment of rehabilitation of habitat is necessary Ongoing Current U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance A determination has been made as to the need for habitat rehabilitation at Marsh 1, near Tecopa Hot Springs, and work is currently underway to stabilize water levels and rehabilitate degraded marsh vegetation. A determinaton was also made to establish additional habitat in Shoshone, CA under a CDFW section 6 grant with an aim towards the eventual re-introduction of this species to that location. 541-2 Establishment of habitat at the species type locality in Shoshone, CA Ongoing Current Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected CDFW obtained section 6 funding to re-establish bulrush marsh habitat in Shoshone, CA on private lands. Work is expected to begin in late 2015 or early 2016. Following re-establishment, voles would be reintroduced under a Safe Harbor Agreement from the captive breeding program or from wild populations near Tecopa, CA.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 542 Locate site(s) for experimental translocation of voles Ongoing Current Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Management: Reintroduction Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance In 2014, BLM funded a pilot translocation of Amargosa voles that was carried out by CDFW and UC Davis. Monitoring of this action is continuing to provide information that will be useful in planning future re-introductions and population augmentations. 542-1 Pilot Translocation from Marsh 1 to Marsh 9 Complete 2014 2015 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In 2014, BLM funded a pilot translocation of Amargosa voles that was carried out by CDFW and UC Davis. Monitoring of this action is continuing to provide information that will be useful in planning future re-introductions and population augmentations.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 542 Locate site(s) for experimental translocation of voles Ongoing Current Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Management: Reintroduction Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance In 2014, BLM funded a pilot translocation of Amargosa voles that was carried out by CDFW and UC Davis. Monitoring of this action is continuing to provide information that will be useful in planning future re-introductions and population augmentations. 542-2 Reintroduction Site Evaluations Ongoing Current 2015 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Beginning in 2013, CDFW and UC Davis used current information from the ongoing population surveys, habitat studies, and predator studies to establish criteria for suitable reintroduction and translocation sites. These were used in January 2015 to support identification of marshes for their first annual reintroduction and translocation plan.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 543 Complete habitat rehabilitation or protective measures, if necessary, prior to reintroducing voles Planned FY 2015 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance CDFW received a section 6 grant for restoration of habitat in Shoshone, Ca with an aim toward eventual re-introduction of the species to this location. Planning is currently underway to implement this action. 543-1 Shoshone habitat restoration and reintroduction projects Ongoing Current 2015 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected CDFW received a section 6 grant for restoration of habitat in Shoshone, Ca with an aim toward eventual re-introduction of the species to this location. Planning is currently underway to implement this action.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 544 Obtain voles for translocation Ongoing Current FY 2014 U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other Management: Reintroduction Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance In April of 2014, Amargosa voles were obtained from a source marsh and used in a pilot translocation study with funding from BLM. In July of 2014, CDFW and UC Davis collected 20 juvenile Amargosa voles that are serving as founder individuals for an Amargosa vole captive breeding program. This program will supply voles for future re-introductions in Shoshone, CA and population augmentations in the Tecopa and Tecopa Hot Springs area. 544-1 Pilot translocation from Marsh 1 to Marsh 9 Ongoing Current 2014 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In April of 2014, Amargosa voles were obtained from a source marsh and used in a pilot translocation study with funding from BLM. In July of 2014, CDFW and UC Davis collected 20 juvenile Amargosa voles that are serving as founder individuals for an Amargosa vole captive breeding program. This program will supply voles for future re-introductions in Shoshone, CA and population augmentations in the Tecopa and Tecopa Hot Springs area
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 544 Obtain voles for translocation Ongoing Current FY 2014 U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Other Management: Reintroduction Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance In April of 2014, Amargosa voles were obtained from a source marsh and used in a pilot translocation study with funding from BLM. In July of 2014, CDFW and UC Davis collected 20 juvenile Amargosa voles that are serving as founder individuals for an Amargosa vole captive breeding program. This program will supply voles for future re-introductions in Shoshone, CA and population augmentations in the Tecopa and Tecopa Hot Springs area. 544-2 Captive Breeding Program Establishment Ongoing Current 2014 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In the summer of 2014, 10 male and 10 female voles were collected from Marsh 1 and used as individuals to found a captive breeding program at the University of California, Davis. The captive breeding program currently has 70 individuals and has the capacity to house up to 500 individuals.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 545 Reintroduce voles Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Management: Reintroduction Species Expert Feasibility study developed as part of CDFW's section 6 grant. 545-1 Marsh 9 Reintroduction of Captive-bred voles Ongoing Current 2015 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In June of 2015, UC Davis, CDFW, USFWS, and BLM reintroduced 15 captive-bred Amargosa voles to Marsh 9 near Tecopa. Monitoring of survival and success is ongoing.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 546 Monitor success of reintroduction Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Reintroduction Species Expert 546-1 Monitoring of Marsh 9 Captive-bred vole reintroduction Ongoing Current 2015 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected In June of 2015, UC Davis, CDFW, USFWS, and BLM reintroduced 15 captive-bred Amargosa voles to Marsh 9 near Tecopa. Monitoring of survival and success is ongoing.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 547 Continue with translocations as necessary Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Management: Reintroduction Species Expert
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 61 Develop monitoring protocol and conduct yearly small mammal and vegetation surveys Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Population Surveys Internal Field Assistance
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 62 Update map of habitat and population trends Ongoing Current Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Population Surveys Internal Administrative Past and present studies have provided information regarding the distribution and abundance of Amargosa voles.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 63 Modify management plans Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Management: Planning Internal Administrative BLMs Amargosa River ACEC plan is the revision former management plan for this area.
Amargosa Vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) Recovery Plan F 8 Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (760) 431-9440 Amargosa vole Microtus californicus scirpensis 2 71 Develop a public outreach program Planned FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative Planned as part of the BLMs Amargosa River ACEC Plan. As of 2013, CDFW working on public outreach program and Amargosa Vole Team assisting. 71-1 Interpretive signage was designed and placed along a marsh trail for public education about the Amargosa vole, threats facing the vole, and how to help. Ongoing Current 2016 2017 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected