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 the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 1.1 Continue implementation of the State of Idaho Bruneau Hot Springsnail Conservation Strategy to meet recovery objective and criteria set forth in this recovery plan Ongoing Current FY 2008 Other State of Idaho Management: General Internal Administrative Two interagency meetings were held in 2012/ 2013. Parties cooridnated on 2 events in 2013/2014. Zero interagency meetings were held in FY 2015. Unknown if interagency meetings were held in FY 2016. One interagency meeting held in FY 2017.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 1.2 Implement minimum in-stream flows for Hot Creek for invertebrates and vertebrate fish and wildlife Not Started Other Idaho Department of Water Resources, State of Idaho Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Land Use, Other: Regulations Internal Administrative Costs associated with recovery action 1.2 are part of the administration costs of IDWR and BHSSCC
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 1.3 Pursue the permanent acquisition of non-use groundwater rights Not Started Other Idaho Department of Water Resources, Bruneau Hot Springsnail Conservation Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Other Internal Administrative Costs associated with recovery action 1.3 can be estimated by IDWR and BHSSCC; remaining costs incurred subsequent to FY 2006
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 1.4 Maintain and evaluate the Groundwater Management area Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Water Resources Management: General Internal Administrative Groundwater Management area established for the bruneau area, costs are part of the administration costs of IDWR
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 1.5 Develop and implement a Water Management District (WMD) Partially Complete FY 2007 Other Idaho Department of Water Resources Other: Administration Internal Administrative Costs associated with recovery action 1.5 are part of the administration costs of IDWR
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 1.6 Repair leaking artesian wells Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Water Resources, Bruneau Hot Springsnail Conservation Committee Management: Other Internal Field Assistance Repair dependant upon identification of leaking wells and fund form BHSSCC; progress evaluation problematic as the State of Idaho OSC does not report expenditures of Service pass-through dollars to the Service or other actions associated with this or other recovery measures.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 1.7 Expand groundwater monitoring in the Bruneau, Sugar, and Little Valleys to include the effects of granting additional water rights Obsolete Other Idaho Department of Water Resources Research: Other Information Internal Technical Assistance groundwater monitoring has been discontinued by the USGS and has been resumed, on a much smaller and more targeted scale, by the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office. the task is obsolete b/c we have contracted, not expanded, the groundwater monitoring. though this task is obsolete, the more focused monitoring is more useful and cost effective.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 1.8 Implement programs under the USDA NRCS Ongoing Current FY 2008 Other State of Idaho, Bruneau Hot Springsnail Conservation Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private landowners, Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Land Use Contract See 1.9 for combined effort
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 1.9 Improve the efficiency of existing groundwater irrigation systems to conserve the use of geothermal water Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other State of Idaho, Bruneau Hot Springsnail Conservation Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private landowners, Natural Resources Conservation Service Management: Land Use Contract In 2012 and 2013, 2 incentive projects were completed conserving approximately 120 acre feet water annually that would have been pumped from the hot-groundwater aquifer. In addtion 3 sprinkler converstion projects are under construction. 2 incentive projects were approved in 2013/2014. 11 irrigation incentive projects were implemented in FY 2015 conserving water on 1,800 acres.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 1 8 Secure funding for implementation of recovery tasks Ongoing Current FY 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State of Idaho, Bruneau Hot Springsnail Conservation Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service Other: Administration Internal Administrative Since 2008, a total of $115,000 has been obligated towards this fund, with nearly $51,211 spent to date. Approximately $64,000 remains with the BSWCD for conservation purposes, and must be spent by August 2013
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 2.1 Continue monitoring of the geothermal aquifer Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: General, Other, Research: Other Information Contract In 2012, the USGS released a report (funded by USFWS) titled: Historical and Potential Groundwater Drawdown int eh Bruneau Area, Owhyee County, Southwestern Idaho. IN 2017, IDWR provided an update regarding the summary of groundwater levels in the Grand View-Bruneau Groundwater Monitoring Network.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 3.1 Continue expanded springsnail monitoring program Discontinued FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Population Surveys Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance the expanded springsnail monitoring plan has been discontinued due to funding contraints. the IFWO has completed similar surveys since 2004. the agreement with the Idaho State University has been terminated as a cost saving measure.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 3.2 Continue surveys of all geothermal springs in the recovery area on a biannual or triennial basis Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Population Surveys, Research: Other Information Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance The IFWO has completed this recovery measure since 2004 and will continue to do so for the forseeable future. Rangewide Bruneau Hot Springsnail surveys were last conducted in October and December, 2016, and the last report was completed December, 2016.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 4.1 Develop a habitat restoration plan to facilitate the recolonization of lower Hot Creek by Bruneau hot springsnails Not Started Other Idaho State University, Bruneau Hot Springsnail Conservation Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Planning Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 4.2 Implement the habitat restoration plan to facilitate the recolonization of lower Hot Creek by Bruneau hot springsnails Not Started Other Idaho State University, Bruneau Hot Springsnail Conservation Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Field Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 5.1 Evaluate the feasibility of controlling non-native fish in the recovery area Partially Complete Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Predation Species Expert In 2012, the USGS released a report (funded by the IFWO) titled: Carbon dioxide as a potential control agent for exotic fish impacting Bruneau Hot Springsnails (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) in the lower Brunear River, Idaho. Results indicate that CO2 is a promising for controlling Tilapia spp. and Gambusia spp.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 5.2 Develop a non-native fish control program that is not detrimental to the Bruneau hot springsnail Ongoing Current FY 2009 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game Management: Predator and Competitor Control Internal Field Assistance Cost for tasks 5.2 and 5.3 dependent upon design of non-native fish control program utilized. Subsequent costs may be needed to maintain efficacy of fish control program. Linked to Action 5.1.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 5.3 Implement a non-native fish control program Ongoing Not Current FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Predator and Competitor Control Internal Field Assistance An experimental fish removal program was initiated during November 2009 to capture non-native Tilapia zilli, known to feed upon Bruneau HSS. Approximately 100 fish were removed over 2 days. Larger and longer term efforts will be needed to effectively control non-native fish.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 6.1 Continue to monitor and assess impacts of cattle operations on BLM lands Unknown FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2008 Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Field Assistance BLM monitors the impact of cattle grazing on lands within their authority but to what extent this assessment has been carried out with regard to Bruneau hot springsnails is unknown.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 6.2 Assess and regulate any Federal land exchanges within the Little, Sugar, or Bruneau Valleys Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management Other: Administration Internal Administrative Ongoing administrative expenses within the Bureau of land Management
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 7.1.1 Develop water withdrawal model Not Started Other Idaho Department of Water Resources Research: Other Information Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 7.1.2 Utilize water withdrawal model Not Started Other Idaho Department of Water Resources Research: Other Information Internal Technical Assistance Upon completion of task 6.1.1, costs part of IDWR administrative expenses
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 2 9.1 Biannually assess the overall success of the recovery program and revise recovery plan on a 5-yr basis, if necessary Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 3 7.2 Evaluate the feasibility of restoring Indian Bathtub and The Hot Creek watershed below as suitable springsnail habitat Obsolete Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private landowners Research: Management Techniques Internal Technical Assistance while no formal evaluation has taken place, staff at the IFWO has considered this action. it is not feasible to restore Indian Bathtub at any time in the forseeable future as the costs associated with restoration would be tremendous. further, the geothermal aquifer elevation is far below the elevation needed for water to again flow from the Indian Bathtub. geothermal spring water has not flowed from the bathtub in over two decades.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 3 7.3.1 Evaluate potential translocation sites Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance This task cannot be accomplished until higher priority task have been completed and water levels in the aquifer have been assured
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 3 7.3.2 Develop a Bruneau hot springsnail translocation plan Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Planning Internal Administrative This task cannot be accomplished until higher priority tasks have been completed and water levels in the aquifer have been assured. Preliminary genetic data has been collected for the species, though additional genetic data collection is recommended prior to beginning a translocation program if it becomes warranted.
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 3 7.3.3 Implement a springsnail translocation program Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction Internal Field Assistance This task cannot be accomplished until higher priority tasks have been completed and water levels in the aquifer have been assured. All costs incurred subsequent to FY 2006
Recovery Plan for the Bruneau Hot Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis) F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bruneau Hot springsnail Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis 3 7.3.4 Monitor translocated colonies Not Started Other U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Population Surveys, Research: Reintroduction Internal Field Assistance This task cannot be accomplished until higher priority tasks have been completed and water levels in the aquifer have been assured. All costs incurred subsequent to FY 2006