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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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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: In 2009 the City of Scotts Valley approved a plan to construct 40 houses on 6 ha, along with establishing an open space preserve on 40 ha of which 14 ha of sensitive habitat would be fenced and under a conservation easement. The area under conservation easement is supposed to be managed by a conservation organization to benefit the listed plant species (P. hickmanii, C. robusta hartwegii, Plagiobothrys diffusus), including reducing invasive plants by grazing along with other adaptive management practices. As of 2016, little to no management has occurred. 3. Scotts Valley High School Preserve: Since 2013 the USFWS is working with the high school -- horse grazing occurs on the preserve to reduce invasive grasses and thatch.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 1 1.1.5.2 Secure & protect high-priority sandhill parklands and northern maritime chaparall Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other To be determined Acquisition, Management, Other: Information and Education 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 2 1.1.1.2 Develop HCP for Kaiser Felton Plant 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
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 as three occurrences on three properties: Polo Ranch, Scotts Valley High School Ecological Reserve, and Salvation Army land. The occurrences are conserved on Scotts Vally High School Ecological Reserve and on Polo Ranch, but not on Salvation Army land. 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 on Polo Ranch and Glenwood Open Space Preserve, partially on Scotts Valley High School land, and not on Salvation Army land.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 2 1.1.6 Secure & protect medium-priority sandhill parklands and northern maritime chaparral Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other To be determined Acquisition, Management, Other: Information and Education 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 2 2.1.3 Reduce erosion and soil compaction Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Management, Other: Information and Education, Research: Other Information 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 2016.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 2 3.2 Conduct distribution surveys for insectes 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: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 2 3.3 Conduct research on habitat requirements 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: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract Not started for Scotts Valle polygonum and Scotts Valley spineflower. The primary emphasis is trying to prevent extinction of Scotts Valley polygonum. (Cornelisse et al. 2012) Artificial bare patches increase habitat for the endangered Ohlone tiger beetle (Cicindela ohlone)published March 2012.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 2 3.5 Conduct population monitoring 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: Population Surveys Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Scotts Valley polygonum: Two occurrences exist on three properties in a recently urbanized area at the northern edge of the city of Scotts Valley, with a geographic range of 0.03 square kilometers (7.4 acres). As of 2012 the species has declined to 128 plants on 61 square meters (73 square yards), having decreased from 604 plants in 2003, 1,612 plants in 1998, and 2,388 plants in 1997. In 2013 the primary threats to P. hickmanii are habitat alteration due to adjacent land uses and developments, and invasive plant species and accumulation of thatch. In 2015, five individuals were observed on the high school land. In 2016, zero individuals on high school land and Salvation Army land, and 12 individuals on 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 Current for Scotts Valley polygonum and Scotts Valley spineflower: multiple searches have been conducted, and it is unlikely that any additional populations exist.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 1. Polo Ranch: In 2009 the City of Scotts Valley approved a plan to construct 40 houses on 6 ha, along with establishing an open space preserve on 40 ha of which 14 ha of sensitive habitat would be fenced and under a conservation easement. The area under conservation easement is supposed to be managed by a conservation organization to benefit the listed plant species (P. hickmanii, C. robusta hartwegii, Plagiobothrys diffusus), including reducing invasive plants by grazing along with other adaptive management practices. As of 2016, little to no management has occurred. 2. Scotts Valley High School Preserve: In 2016, controlled horse grazing occurs on the high school preserve in an effort to benefit the listed plant species by reducing invasive grasses. 3. In 2016 the USFWS intends to discuss with the owner of the Salvation Army a plan to reduce invasive grasses.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 3 2.1.2 Reduce encroachment of woody taxa Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other Private landowners Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance 1. This needs to be done on Polo Ranch for Scotts Valley polygonum. As of 2016, some management of this type has occurred.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 3 2.1.5 Limit use of insecticides Not Started Other U.S. Department of Agriculture, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Other: Information and Education Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance USFWS is aware of this issue and is seeking to not use insecticides on the the Scotts Valley High School Preserve and the Polo Ranch Preserve.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 1. Scotts Valley High School Preserve: In 2014, 2015 and 2016, controlled horse grazing is being used to reduce invasive grasses to benefit the listed plant species. 2. Polo Ranch: In 2009 the City of Scotts Valley approved a plan to construct 40 houses on 6 ha, along with establishing an open space preserve on 40 ha of which 14 ha of sensitive habitat would be fenced and under a conservation easement. The area under conservation easement should be be managed by a conservation organization to benefit the listed plant species (P. hickmanii, C. robusta hartwegii, Plagiobothrys diffusus), including reducing invasive plants by grazing along with other adaptive management practices. Vegetation clearing commenced in summer of 2012. As of 2016, little to no management has occurred. 3. Salvation Army land: The USFWS intends to try to work with the Salvation Army in 2017 for restoration of the primary site.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 3 2.2.2 Develop & implement plan for Quail Hollow Ranch County Park Not Started Other Santa Cruz County, California, California Department of Fish and Game Management, Other: Information and Education, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 3 2.2.4 Develop & implement plan for Big Basin State Park Not Started Other California Department of Parks and Recreation Management, Other: Information and Education, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance Big Basin State Park preliminary general plan and draft EIR has been published and is out for public comments due August 1, 2012. VFWO will send a comment letter; however, with the exception of Santa Cruz cypress, the species outlined in this recovery plan were not identified as affected species in the general plan/draft EIR.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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. USFWS intends to work with owners of the Salvation Army land and the Polo Ranch Open Space.
Recovery Plan for Insect and Plant Taxa from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 3 5.1 Develop educational materials Ongoing 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 3 6.1 Refine recovery criteria Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Administration, Research Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance It is unlikely that Scotts Valley polygonum and Scotts Valley spineflower will ever be recovered or downlisted. In 2016 the challenge is 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 Mount Hermon June beetle Polyphylla barbata 3 6.2 Update management guidelines Not Started 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. USFWS intends to discuss management options with the owners of the Salvation Army land the Polo Ranch.