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 Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 1 1.1.5.1 Secure, protect and manage dry grassland in Scotts Valley Partially Complete FY 2009 Other To be determined, Private landowners Acquisition Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative 1. Glenwood Open Space Preserve is now owned by the City of Scotts Valley and is being jointly managed with the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. 2. Polo Ranch: The conservation easement has not been finalized nor transferred. 3. Scotts Valley High School Preserve: In a protected status. 4. Salvation army: Informal agreement to try and manage rare plant populations.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 1.1.1.1 Develop HCP for Quail Hollow Quarry Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Santa Cruz County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This does not include Scotts Valley polygonum and Scotts Valley spineflower
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 1.1.2 Develop HCP with County of Santa Cruz Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Santa Cruz County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Management: Planning, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 1.1.3 Develop HCP with City of Scotts Valley Obsolete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Management: Planning, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative This is not likely to occur.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 1.1.4 1. Establish conservation easements on other sites not covered by HCPs. Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Acquisition: Easement, Management, Other: Information and Education Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative For Scotts Valley polygonum, The species persists only at Polo Ranch (2019). Scotts Valley High School Ecological Reserve, and Salvation Army land occurrences have not been observed in several years. Only the Scotts Valley HS location has a final conservation easement. For Scotts Vally spineflower, the species persists as four occurrences on four properties: Polo Ranch, Scotts Valley High School land, Glenwood Open Space Preserve and Salvation Army land. The species is conserved by easment within the Glenwood Open Space Preserve and Scotts Valley High School land. Ben lomond spineflower and Ben lomond wallflower are both found within easements at Ben Lomond ecological reserve and the Quail Hollow mitigation bank.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 1.1.6 Secure & protect medium-priority sandhill parklands and northern maritime chaparral Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other To be determined Acquisition, Management, Other: Information and Education Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative No current acquisition of property is being sought (2019).
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 2.1.4 Reduce impacts from recreation Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Management, Other: Information and Education, Research: Other Information Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative No evidence of these previous impacts (for Scotts Valley polygonum and Scotts Valley spineflower) on Polo Ranch, Salavation Army land and Scotts Valley High School Preserve in 2010, 2011 and 2012. We have no knowledge of such impacts in 2019.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 3.1 Conduct research on life histories Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract Seed collection and germiantion trials have begun for Scotts Valley polygonum. Introduction experiments have begun for Ben Lomond wallflower.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 3.4 Conduct restoration trials Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract Cornelisse et al. published Artificial bare patches increase habitat for the endangered Ohlone tiger beetle (Cicindela ohlone) in 2012. In 2014 to 2016, controlled horse grazing is being used to reduce invasive grasses on Scotts Valley High School Ecological Preserve. USFWS is trying to prevent extinction of Scotts Valley polygonum
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 3.5 Conduct population monitoring Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Population Surveys Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative At least some occurrences of all species are being assessed annually. There is a need to better monitor more occurrences for many species.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 2 4 Locate additional habitat/populations Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract Potential habitat for some species has been search with little success. Future assessments uncertain due to time and availability and funding.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 2.1.1 Control invasion of nonnative plants Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Private landowners Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Invasive species control is ongoing only at a subset of locations where the species is this recovery plan occurr. Specifically Glenwood Preserve and Scotts Valley high school in Scotts Valley.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 2.1.2 Reduce encroachment of woody taxa Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other Private landowners Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance A best method of removing native vegetation has not been identified. Invasive species are covered under a different action.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 2.1.6 Restore selected sites Not Started Other California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Restoration activies are present at Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve and Quali Hollow mitigation bank for Ben Lomond Wallflower.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 2.2.3 Develop & implement plan for Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Partially Complete Other California Department of Parks and Recreation Management, Other: Information and Education, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance A vegetation management strategy has been created. This is not as complete or specific as species specific management plans.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 2.2.4 Develop & implement plan for Big Basin State Park Partially Complete Other California Department of Parks and Recreation Management, Other: Information and Education, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance A vegetation management strategy has been established but not a species specific management plan.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 2.2.5 Develop & implement plan for Gray Whale Ranch State Park Partially Complete Other California Department of Parks and Recreation Management, Other: Information and Education, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance A vegetation management strategy has been prepared but not a species specific management plan.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 2.3.1 Establish private landowner working group Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Internal Technical Assistance In 2016 USFWS is working with landowner of Scotts Valley High School Preserve. 2019 HS cooperation continues and a Recovery Team has formed for the Scotts Valley polygonum at Polo Ranch.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 5.1 Develop educational materials Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Information and Education Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance Not started for Scotts Valley polygonum and Scotts Valley spineflower.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 5.2 Implement education program Not Started Other Santa Cruz County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance Not started for Scotts Valley polygonum and Scotts Valley spineflower.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 6.1 Refine recovery criteria Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Administration, Research Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance Downlisting criteria for Scotts Valley spineflower was amended to the recovery plan in 2019.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii 3 6.2 Update management guidelines Ongoing Not Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Administration, Research Species Expert Based on the results of studies, Ohlone tiger beetle expert, Dick Arnold, has drafted a management report titled: Review of Historical and Current Land Use Practices,Characterization of Suitable Habitat, and Habitat Management Recommendations for the Endangered Ohlone Tiger Beetle,Cicindela ohlone (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). This is an unpublished report in draft form as of 8/5/11. In 2016, adaptive management is being used for Scotts Valley polygunum and Scotts Valley spineflower on the Scotts Valley High School Preserve. There is little to no management on the Polo Ranch, and no management on the Salavation Army land. In 2019 a management plan for Polo Ranch is still indevelopment.