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
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 1.21 Establish fish barriers at suitable sites Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Predator and Competitor Control Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Webb-Hill and Stateline Barriers have been constructed; however, the Webb-Hill barrier was burried by sediment in a December 2010 flood and the State-line barrier is ineffective at higher flows. State-line barrier was improved in 2012 and is now the lowest effective barrier. The Program constructed a barrier in the Virgin River Gorge, but modifications to the structure are needed before additional use of rotenone in AZ to remove red shiner from above this structure. A barrier is planned at Halfway Wash in Nevada.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 1.22 Eradicate or reduce nonnative fish species from below Johnson Diversion to Lake Mead Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement Internal Administrative UDWR has the lead on nonnative control, which entails a large mechanical control effort (seining) and periodic chemical treatments. Late in 2006 and in 2007 UDWR determined that recently constructed streambank stabilization structures may provide refuge for nonnative species during chemical treatments; complicating the already complicated treatment process. From 2008 to 2010 red shiner were eliminated in the upper Virgin River in all habitat upstream of the State-line fish barrier. Red shiner reinvaded the upper VR in late 2010 and this area was treated with rotenone. Currently, red shiner are only found below State-line barrier and there are plans to treat between the State-line barrier and Gorge barrier
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 1.23 Reestablish native fishes from below Johnson Diversion to Lake Mead Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement Internal Administrative Cost covered in task 1.2.2. Woundfin have been stocked in the lower Virgin since 1982. WF have been stocked in the upper Virgin by the Program since 2003. VR chub were stocked in the upper Virgin since 2006. However, instream water quality and quantity conditions do not support stocked fish.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 2.3 Develop instream flow recommendations needed for the preservation of native fish communities and their habitats within the Virgin River Ongoing Current FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Research: Habitat Requirements Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Program is in the process of identifying flows need to sustain native community below Washington Fields Diversion / Screen.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 2.4 Implement instream flow recommendations and monitor response of the native fish community Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative Since 1982 Quail Creek BO flows have been maintained in the Virgin River for fish; flows in Santa Clara associate with St Geo Water Reuse, and establishment of the Virgin spinedace agreement. A backflow pipeline (pumpback) is installed and operational for the first time in summer 2012 to provide an additional 20 cfs in the upper Virgin River during periods of high temperatures.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 2.5 Establish gaging stations and monitor instream flows at appropriate monitoring sites within the Virgin River Ongoing Current FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative This task will continue until recovery is obtained. Virgin at Virgin gage in place since 1906; Program has recently supplement flow, temp, turbidity, and DO monitoring. In total 8 gages are in place throughout Virgin River fishes critical habitat.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 2.6 Identify existing water use and legal water rights in the Virgin River Basin Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative Will continue until instream flows are established and legally protected for Virgin River fishes; see comment in 2.4
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 2.7 Acquire high priority water rights for instream flows from Pah Tempe Springs to Lake Mead Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative see comment 2.4; this action might be considered obsolete.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 2.8 Develop legally binding agreements to maintain instream flows from Pah Tempe Springs to Lake Mead Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative Will be done as part of ongoing agency programs; see comment 2.4; this action might be considered obsolete.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 3.1 Maintain genetically appropriate broodstocks and refugia populations of woundfin and Virgin River chub at a minimum of two facilities Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Washington County Water Conservancy District, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Research: Taxonomic Studies, Research: Genetics Graduate Student, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative DNFTC recently completed a genetic analysis of wild vs captive WF pops. A similar effort was completed for VRC in 2008.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 4.1 Establish baseline genetic structure of Virgin River chub and woundfin Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Research: Taxonomic Studies, Research: Genetics Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative see comment 3.1
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 4.6 Determine effects of timing, magnitude, and duration of flows and physical habitat within the Virgin River Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Research: Population Surveys Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative assessed thru extensive, long term monitoring programs
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 4.7 Determine native fish community structure and interactions Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Research: Population Surveys Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance UDWR monitors native fish community annually.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 4.8 Determine migration movements Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance UDWR monitoring efforts have described wild populations; specific efforts are underway to address the same with regard to stocked fish.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 1 4.9 Prevent loss of fish in irrigation canal diversions Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Predator and Competitor Control Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Wash Field Fish Screen complete summer, 2005; other canals may require similar efforts.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 1.11 Review and update existing populations and genetic monitoring protocols and sampling stations within the Virgin River Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2013 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance This project has been initiated with UDWR taking the lead; see comment 1.32
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 1.12 Implement monitoring procedures Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 1.13 Maintain and update Virgin River Fishes Data Base Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Other: Administration Contract Data base has been maintained by Utah State University for the Program and Recovery Team in previous years, and is now maintained by UDWR.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 1.14 Prepare a standardized annual report on population trends Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Research: Population Surveys Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Part of ongoing agency efforts; UDWR providing more in depth annual summaries than generated with more long term, (cursory) Recovery Team monitoring.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 1.31 Perfect propagation techniques for Virgin River chub and woundfin Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement Internal Administrative Dexter NFTC has been refining propagation techniques on WF since 1979. UDWR's Wahweap facility is being used to grow WF. The Bozeman Fish Technology Center completed a multi year study that provided more information on culture techniques for woundfin.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 1.32 Develop propagation protocols and establish production goals for Virgin River Chub and woundfin Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Management: Propagation Internal Administrative This task will be accomplished as part of ongoing Recovery Team efforts upon successful completion of tasks 1.3.1. UDWR recently drafted salvage, broodstock, and culture plans for WF, VRC, and spinedace.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 1.33 Conduct propagation and reintroduction programs Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement Internal Administrative see comment for 1.32
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 2.11 Review and update existing habitat and water quality monitoring protocols and sampling stations Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Administrative UDWR monitors habitat at population response stations; the Program has developed SOW to incorporate DO, turbidity and temp at various monitoring locations. The Utah Field Office has received preventing extinction funding to begin an intensive basin wide water quality research project to better manage water quality issues in the upper Virgin River. This study was begun in mid 2011 and is ongoing.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 2.12 Implement monitoring procedures to address water quality Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement Internal Field Assistance To be done as part of ongoing agency programs; see comment 2.11
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 2.13 Expand Virgin River Data Base to include habitat data. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Other: Administration Contract To be done as part of ongoing agency programs. USU has incorporated available information; the Program intends to gather aerial photos to update baseline in 2006. UDWR is sampling habitat types as part of annual monitoring.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 2.14 Develop a standardized annual report on habitat and water quality changes Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement Labor type not yet selected To be done as part of ongoing agency programs. The Program has recently funded investigations of temperature and DO as limiting factors.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 2.9 Acquire land and/or protective easements along the Virgin River for preservation of essential habitat for woundfin and Virgin River chub Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Fee Title Internal Administrative Property near Ash and La Verkin Creeks confluence was acquired. Land near Quail Creek diversion that would have been developed for rock mining was purchased by WCWCD.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 3.2 Identify and prioritize proposed reintroduction sites Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Upper basin locations are identified and utilized. As recovery continues, lower basin sites will need identified.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 3.3 Conduct baseline habitat assessments of proposed reintroduction sites Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance see comment 1.32
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 3.4 Develop and establish reintroduction protocols for woundfin and Virgin River chub Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Part of ongoing agency efforts; see comment 1.32
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 3.5 Implement and monitor reintroduction of woundfin and Virgin River chub and woundfin Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Reintroduction, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Demographic Studies Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Lower Virgin reintroductions monitored thru Recovery Team; Upper River stockings monitored thru specific Program funded efforts.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 4.2 Determine historical variation in population abundance of Virgin River fishes, particularly the Virgin River chub and woundfin Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Research: Demographic Studies Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Long term monitoring has been conducted by Recovery Team; UDWR has intensified these efforts in the Upper River since year 2000.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 4.3 Determine relationship between environmental conditions and recruitment Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Competition, Research: Disease, Research: Environmental Contaminants Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance UDWR, other researchers have investigated limiting factors - Program has recently identified both a Critical Thermal Maximum (31 C)and a Behavioral Thermal Max (28 C), which have served as triggers for thermal rate reduction management (eg. releases from Kolob Reservoir and recent completion (2011) of a Sand Hollow backflow water system). UDWR continues to investigate sediment effects to the species from a habitat, thermal, and predation standpoint.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 4.4 Determine effects of habitat conditions on various life stages of native Virgin River fishes Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative see comment 4.3 and extensive ongoing monitoring programs.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 2 4.5 Assess interaction between flow dynamics and food production Unknown U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected asssesed indirectly thru ongoing monitoring
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 3 2.21 Identify and define degraded habitats Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement Internal Field Assistance Ongoing agency activities; UDWR continually monitors at population response stations. In 2006, the Service consulted with USACE on their permitting of sediment management acitivities at the WCWCD's Quail Creek Diversion Dam. An Interim Sediment Management Plan was implemented to reduce stressful conditions associated with the periodic release (sluicing) of anoxic sediments. Sluicing operations continue to be refined through adaptive management process and WCWCD continues to monitor water quality and sediments for adverse and beneficial effects.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 3 2.22 Develop habitat restoration plans Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement Contract Program has funded development of Baseline Reports and Santa Clara Restoration Plan. Other Program studies address include restoration of passage; construction of barriers, installation of fish screens, tamarisk control, and flow management.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 3 2.23 Implement and monitor habitat restoration projects Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Ongoing Program activity.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 3 4.10 Further define downlisting and delisting criteria Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Washington County Water Conservancy District, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Research: Population Surveys Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Program recently funded an study to determine effort needed to estimate VRC pop size; refocused CPE type approach to monitoring population structure for both species.
Virgin River Fishes Recovery Plan RF(2) 6 Utah Ecological Services Field Office (801) 975-3330 Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) 3 5 Develop and implement educational and informational programs highlighting recovery needs and ongoing efforts for Virgin River fishes Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Acquisition: Management Agreement, Other: Information and Education Contract, Internal Administrative This task will continue until recovery is obtained.