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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 Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 2.1 Protect terrestrial habitat essential for murrelet recovery. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service, Private landowners Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning Species Expert FWS designated critical habitat on May 24, 1996. Several HCP's have been completed on State and private lands that provide additional habitat protection.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 2.2 Protect marine habitat essential for murrelet recovery. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: General Species Expert Marine Protected Areas established in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 2.3.1 Develop and implement management plans for protected habitat areas on Federal lands. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Management: General, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use Species Expert LSR management plans are, and will be, developed by the BLM and FS as required in the ROD, with assistance from FWS; they will include murrelet management actions.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 2.3.2 Develop and implement management plans for protected habitat areas on non-Federal lands. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Private landowners Management: Planning Species Expert HCP have been developed and implemented in Washington and California. Safe Harbor agreements are in place in Washington.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 3.1.1.1 Maintain occupied nesting habitat. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service, Private landowners Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert BLM and FS, in compliance with the ROD, will maintain all occupied murrelet nesting habitat. Non-federal agencies, companies, and individuals have begun to address occupied murrelet habitat through the HCP process and Forest Practice Rules.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 3.1.1.2 Maintain potential and suitable habitat in larger contiguous blocks while maintaining north/sout and east/west distribution of nesting habitat. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Management: Planning Species Expert This should be accomplished for BLM and FS, in part, by compliance with the ROD for potential and suitable habitat inside LSRs and adjacent to occupied sites in the matrix.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 3.1.1.3 Maintain and enhance buffer habitat surrounding occupied habitat. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Management: Planning, Management: Land Use Species Expert This should be accomplished for BLM and FS, in part, by compliance with the ROD for potential and suitable habitat inside LSRs and adjacent to occupied sites in the matrix.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 3.1.2.1 Reduce mortality from net fisheries. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal governments, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: General Species Expert Fisheries in Washington have been evaluated through section 7 consultation and measures to minimize impacts are being implemented. Derelict nets have been removed and a process for reporting lost nets is in place.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 3.1.2.2 Minimize probability of oil spills and develop means to reduce impacts of oil spills and pollution. Not Started Other National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research: Environmental Contaminants Contract
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 3.1.3 Minimize nest disturbances to increase reproductive success. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington State Parks, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Management: General Species Expert primarily being accomplished through section 7 consultations
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 4.1.1 Develop and refine protocols for monitoring population trends. Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Forest Service Research: General Species Expert Through the NWFP effectiveness monitoring program, we did a small refinement of trends analysis methods. Change in survey effort was made in 2014, such that it now takes 2 years effort to survey conservation zones 1-4 and obtain a population estimate. Detection of trends takes longer and has wider confidence levels.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 4.1.2 Standardize and conduct at-sea surveys for inventory and monitoring of population size and distribution. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Forest Service Research: Population Surveys Contract Standardized at-sea surveys have been conducted yearly since 2000 in Zones 1-5 under the NWF Plan Effectiveness Monitoring program. However, reduction in effort began in 2015. Surveys in zones 1 and 3 are conducted in even years, zones 2 and 4 in odd years, and zone 5 every 4th year in conjunction with zone 4.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 4.1.3 Standardize and conduct at-sea surveys and nest studies to monitor breeding success. Unknown FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Research: Demographic Studies Contract A standardized protocol has not been developed to obtain breeding success..
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 4.4.1.1 Improve understanding of factors affecting nesting success. Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, 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, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Research: Demographic Studies Species Expert (WWO)06 new demography study on Olympic Peninsula. Thru section 6 funds of $137.4k, California Fish and Game funded a corvid nest predator study by Humblodt State Univ in Redwood Park. In 2011, through oil spill/NRDA funding, Humboldt State Univ. initiated study using taste aversion as a way to reduce jay predation on murrelet eggs in Redwood N/S Park. U of Wisconsin Phd candidate is studying stellar jay breeding and dispersal. CA St Pks has begun corvid removals.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 1 4.4.1.2 Improve understanding of nesting habitat limitations. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, 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, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Research: Habitat Requirements Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 3.2.1.1 Decrease fragmentation by increasing the size of suitable stands. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert This is being done by BLM and FS in LSRs through compliance with the ROD standards and guidelines.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 3.2.1.2 Protect recruitment nesting habitat to buffer and enlarge existing stands. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Management: General Species Expert This is being done by BLM and FS in LSRs and around known occupied sites in the matrix through compliance with the ROD standards and guidelines
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 3.2.1.3 Use silvicullture to increase speed of development of new habitat. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Management: General Species Expert Various silvicultural techniques are being proposed and utilized in both AMAs and LSRs to speed development of late-successional forests. State HCPs are also incorporating silvicultural techniques to speed development of new habitat.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 4.1.4 Develop a definition of suitable murrelet habitat for each Conservation Zone. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Unknown Research: General Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 4.1.5 Determine and map breeding habitat, including recruitment and replacement habitat. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Research: Habitat Status Species Expert As part of duties under NWFP monitoring team, FWS personnel involved in nesting habitat monitoring/modeling for the NWFP area (Zones 1-5), for 1994 through 2013; results finalized in 2016.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 4.1.6 Survey potential breeding habitat to identify potential nesting areas. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service, Private landowners Research: General Species Expert BLM and FS are surveying suitable habitat in the matrix as part of compliance with the ROD. Various State agencies and private individuals and companies are also conducting murrelet surveys. Large-scale radar surveys conducted in California (Six Rivers NF) in 2010-11, using Recovery Act funds.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 4.1.7 Evaluate terrestrial survey protocol. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Research: General Species Expert PSG's MMTC is attempting to revise the inland audio/visual survey protocol, which no longer sufficient. A separate protocol for radar surveys specific to wind power projects has been developed, but not implemented.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 4.2.1 Utilize at-sea surveys conducted in 4.1.2 to refine estimates of current population size and distribution. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Population Surveys Species Expert, Contract Population estimates for Conservation Zones 1-5 are developed each year. Population estimates for Conservation Zone 6 are determined less frequently, depending upon funding.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 4.2.2 Develop survivorship estimates for the marbled murrelet. Unknown FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: General Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 4.2.3 Refine estimates of breeding success from adult:juvenile ratios. Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Demographic Studies Species Expert Estimates of breeding success are not available throughout listed range. Where, when, and how adult:juvenile ratios are collected is not consistent.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 2 4.4.2.1 Determine the relative importance of human activities on adult/subadult mortality. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Coast Guard Research: General Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 3 3.2.2.1 Improve and develop north/south distribution of nesting habitat. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Management: General Species Expert These efforts are partially being accomplished through implementation of the Forest plan and development of HCPs.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 3 3.2.2.2. Improve and develop east/west distribution of nesting habitat. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Management: General Species Expert These efforts are partially being accomplished through implementation of the Forest plan and development of HCPs.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 3 4.3 Determine the genetic structure of the murrelet populations. Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2007 Other To be determined Research: Genetics Contract
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 3 4.4.1.3 Evaluate the effects of disturbance of forest management activities on nesting murrelets. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Research: Management Techniques Species Expert 2001-2003 study by Humboldt State Univ. studied effects of disturbance of certain forest/recreational activities on nesting murrelets in Redwood National/State Park (many funding sources). Final report in 2006.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 3 4.4.2.2 Determine how natural or human-enhanced variability in, or depression of, food resources affect survivorship or productivity Not Started Other U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Research: General Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 3 4.5.1 Conduct studies on food habits of marbled murrelets. Ongoing Current FY 2017 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Research: General Species Expert Diet studies underway in California and Washington. Fecal samples being collected in Oregon, but no funding allocated to process.
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 3 4.5.2 Conduct studies on population immigration/emigration and colonization of nesting areas by marbled murrelets. Ongoing Not Current FY 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Research: Demographic Studies Species Expert In Conservation Zone 6, Zach Peery characterized source-sink dynamics with genetic parentage assignments. No work conducted in Conservation Zones 1-5
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 3 4.5.3 Conduct studies on marine habitat use by marbled murrelets. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Research: Habitat Requirements Species Expert
Recovery Plan for the Threatened Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in Washington, Oregon, and California F 1 Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (360) 753-9440 Marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 3 5.0 Establish a Regional West Coast Data Center for the Marbled Murrelet. Not Started Other Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service Management: Other Species Expert Agency contributions would depend on agency needs and management direction