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
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 1131 Use existing authorities and mechanisms to establish instream flows for the S.R., including the purchase and transfer of existing water rights from the Water Supply Bank. Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Water Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 121 Continue TNC's habitat management program at the 1000 Springs Preserve Obsolete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2007 Other Idaho Power Company, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Acquisition: Other, Management: General, Management: Land Use Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative No longer includes TNC as of 2006. Now jointly managed by Idaho Power Co. and IDPR. IDPR's primary task is to provide recreational opportunities and these activities can and have conflicted with threatened and endangered species conservation.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 1221 Develop and implement a habitat management plan for the Banbury Springs complex Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2009 Other Idaho Power Company Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Labor type not yet selected Idaho Power has enhanced and maintained the habitat at Banbury Springs. They completed a management plan and have limited access to the site. Implementation of the plan is beginning and will be ongoing for the forseeable future.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 123 Protect the Box Canyon springs complex Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other The Nature Conservancy, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Ownership of Box Canyon has been transferred to IDPR. IDPR's primary task is to provide recreational opportunities and these activities can and have conflicted with threatened and endangered species conservation.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 125 Develop and implement ground water management plan for the Snake River Plain aquifer to protect spring discharge. Ongoing Current FY 2009 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected in 2009, the State of Idaho has developed and started implementing the ESPA Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan (CAMP) in an attempt to stabalize aquifer levels and enhance cold water spring outflows from the ESPA. Unknown if activities to date are achieving CAMP objectives.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 212 Compliance of Section 401 Certification by the State with adequate water quality standards Unknown Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Farm Service Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Review of monitoring programs.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 2131 Evaluate NPDES activities on listed species Unknown Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Costs for ES Section 7 review and monitoring only.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 2132 Conduct toxicity test of hatchery effluent to determine effects on native molluscs Ongoing Not Current FY 2005 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Work type not yet selected Contract toxicity tests conducted by USGS. however, not all constituents of concern evaluated so upon completion of the present analysis, this recovery action will still be only partially complete. Last tests pertinent to BRS were completed in 2007. No additional tests on threatened and endangered species have been completed/ reported since. Additional information on nitrate toxicity was requested by IFWO, but has not been conducted.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 2133 Conduct sewage treatment wastewater toxicity tests Ongoing Not Current FY 2005 Other Shoshone-Bannock Tribe Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected SEE comments in recovery task 2132 regarding toxicity testing and constituents examined. USGS has conducted limited tests using copper, ammonia, PCP on BRS and pebble snails.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 221 Improve watershed conditions where agricultural return flows intersect BLM lands Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Private landowners Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Use Section 7 and landowner cooperation to accomplish this action. also, many other agencies and authorities may be appropriate including USDA-NRCS, USDA-FSA, Idaho Department of Lands, Idaho Department of Agriculture and others. also, numerous conservation/restoration projects have been implemented, for example by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, but a thorough analysis of the benefits to listed species from the collective completion of all projects has yet to be conduted.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 222 Improve watershed conditions where agricultural return flows intersect BR withdrawl lands Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Private landowners Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Use Section 7 and landowner cooperation. the Bureau of Reclamation has conducted several wetland construction/restoration projects in the Snake River Basin for the explicit purpose of improving irrigation return flows before they enter the Snake River. this recovery action is ongoing.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 223 Improve riparian habitat at water gap sites on Minidoka Wildlife Refuge Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected cattle have been excluded from most of the land in Minnidoka NWR and water gaps have been closed. areas on the east end of the refuge are still not fenced and BLM grazing allotments exist adjacent to refuge lands, some grazing and water gaps exist.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 224 Encourage enhancement and restoration of riparian and wetland habitats on private lands Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Tropical Botanical Garden, U.S. Farm Service Agency, Private landowners, Natural Resources Conservation Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected ES will coordinate with local SCS and ASCS offices
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 311 Develop and implement a cooperative basin-wide survey of Snake River molluscs Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Idaho Power Company, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Fish and Wildlife Office Research Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Surveys for listed snails have taken place annually since 1995 by various entities including the Idaho Power Company, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Service, and the Idaho Transportation Department. Surveys are often driven by project proposals.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 312 Study the effects of the 1993 Bliss landslide on Snake River aquatic species Obsolete Other Idaho State University, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected surveys have been conducted for Bliss Rapids snails, and other listed molluscs, in the Bliss Reach, but a study specifically to address the impact of the 1993 Bliss land slide is impossible at this point b/c it is too long since the slide and b/c we have no reliable pre-slide information to compare it to.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 321 Describe habitat and life history requirements of native molluscs. Partially Complete FY 2006 Other Idaho Power Company, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Research: Population Assessment, Research: Taxonomic Studies Contract habitat requirements and life histories of listed snail species have been reviewed and researched by various entities including the Bureau of Reclamation, the Service, the Idaho Power Company, and Boise State University. while not complete, our understaning of the habitat requirements and life histories of listed snails is greatly improved through research and reviews conducted since 1995. Additional work on habitat requirements has been conducted on Snake River physa by Gates and Kerans, 2010 through BOR. Banbury Springs limpet described as a monotypic genus, Idaholanx fresti (Campbell et al. 2017).
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 1 42 Select monitoring sites within the recovery area for each of the listed snails. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Idaho Power Company, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Fish and Wildlife Office Research: General Labor type not yet selected Monitoring sites are often determined by agencies according to proposed projects and through section 7 tech assist or consultation. Idaho Power Companies Snail Protection Plan requires regular monitoring of 11 springs and 30 river locations to monitor status of BRS. This would be funded by Idaho Power Company. Annual lanx monitoring occuring at Banbury Springs, 1000 Springs, Briggs Springs, and Box Canyon. Lanx water quality monitoring (temperature and nitrates) being carried out periodically at 1,000 Springs, Briggs Springs, Box Canyon, and Banbury Springs. Continued Snake River Physa monitoring by BOR at two locations in the Snake River below Minidoka Dam. In 2014, Idaho Power initiated SRP monitoring at select locations downstream of Swan Falls Dam.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 2 313 Verify presence of Bliss Rapids snail above American Falls Dam Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected the presence of Bliss Rapids snails above American Falls Reservoir has been discounted. we believe, based on the best professional judgement of experts familiar with local snail taxa and of Service biologists, that the collections identified from RM 738 (in Am. Falls) were mis-labled, contaminated, or otherwise incorrectly/improperly processed. we do not believe that BRS exist in the Snake River above Shoshone Falls, near Twin Falls, Idaho.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 2 314 Conduct additional snail surveys at Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Population Assessment Internal Technical Assistance surveys have been conducted at areas near and on Refuge managed areas of the Snake River; however, they are specific to proposed projects by the Bureau, and not to tied to Refuge resource management. In 2011, BOR conducted SRP surveys in a portion of the Snake River upstream of Walcott reservoir, and downstream of American Falls Dam, and did not find any live or SRP or shells.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 2 51 Use existing flow augmentation programs to benefit listed species recovery Unknown Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Power Company, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cost-share project
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 2 522 Develop and implement the water quality-based standards necessary to protect existing mainstem and spring habitats. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See Action 211. IDEQ addresses this action through establishment of TMDLs and implementation of point and non-point source pollution management plans, and EPA through the issuance of NPDES permits. However, standards and criteria established by EPA for water quality has not been consulted on, or shown to be protective of listed snails. USGS and EPA have conducted limited toxicity tests to determine if standards/criteria are protective; data is mixed and survival of listed species in the lab has been poor.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 2 541 Determine hydroelectric dam tailrace effects Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Idaho Power Company, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected this recovery action is presently being conducted through Section 7 consultation and Federal Power Act compliance. a settlement agreement reached by the FERC, the Service, and the Idaho Power Company will study hydroelectric dam operation impacts to native species over water years 2004 to 2009. Projects and reports completed by IPC (Clark et al. 2009) and BOR (Gates and Kerans 2010). Results and conclusions of those studies are being used for management decisions and still being reviewed to assess effects.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 2 56 Continue the NWQA Monitoring Program Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Geological Survey Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected the USGS has completed the NAWQA for the middle Snake River and several reports of water quality have been published as a result. periodic updates of the status of water quality changes in the upper Snake River Basin are conducted, the most recent published by USGS in 2005.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 2 71 Biennially assess the overall success of the recovery program and revise the recovery plan on a 5-year basis Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Snake River Fish and Wildlife Office Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Recovery plan revisions have been identified as a recommended action in both the latest SRP (2014) and BSL (2006) 5-year reviews. To date, no revision has been done.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 3 211 Nonpoint Source Management Plan Ongoing Current Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Multiple TMDLs have been developed within the range of the affected species since listing, though the majority of stream segements are not meeting water quality standards outlined in the TMDLs.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 3 571 If translocation is determined to be feasible, develop and implement a suitable translocation plan for listed species Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Power Company Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected We know enough about the life history requirements of most of the listed snails to begin working on this task, but to date we have not considered attempting to establish populations in areas presently lacking snails. Translocation studies with BRS are ongoing and being implemented with IPC under section 7 T and Cs and RPMs. During the spring of 2016, we translocated 19 individual lanx from Banbury Springs to 1,000 Springs to bolster the 1,000 Springs population in the face of population declines. 2017 and 2018 monitoring results show increased densities and number of juveniles at 1,000 Springs. Monitoring of this translocation effort conitnues.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 3 572 Monitor translocated snail colonies and habitats Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Idaho Power Company, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected See 571 above.
Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Bliss Rapids snail Taylorconcha serpenticola 3 611 Continue IPC's white sturgeon studies and monitoring Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Power Company, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Ongoing.