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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 Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 1 1.1.1 Secure primary sites for Morro Bay species Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners, Non-governmental organizations Acquisition Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative This recovery action is for Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, and Indian Knob mountainbalm only.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 1 4.1 Monitor populations to ascertain trends Unknown U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Army National Guard, California Department of Parks and Recreation, City of San Luis Obispo, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Research: Demographic Studies Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1. There is currently no monitoring to ascertain trends for Morro manzanita. Monitoring associated with the construction of the sewer project for the community of Los Osos has provided us with a substantial amount of new population and distribution data. 2. The conservation status of Chorro Creek bog thistle has improved substantially since listing because of an increased number of known occurrences (n = 21) along with an increased number of occurrences that are protected. There are potentially many other locations with habitat that have not been searched, in particular on private land. It is highly likely that additional unknown occurrences exist in San Luis Obispo County, and possibly also in Monterey County to the north and Santa Barbara County to the south. 3. A range-wide survey and census for the Indian Knob mountainbalm was conducted in 2016. There are eight occurrences, two which are "lost." This census will provide a baseline for future efforts.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 1.1.2 Conduct surveys to evaluate the relative importance of secondary sites, dispersal corridors, and other areas of potential habitat and secure as necessary Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Parks and Recreation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Climate Change, Research: Ecosystem Studies, Acquisition, Acquisition: Easement, Acquisition: Fee Title, Management, Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Predator and Competitor Control, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Competition, Research: Genetics, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Addresses Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, and Indian Knob mountainbalm. Genetic work currently underway for Indian Knob mountainbalm.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 2.1.1.1 Develop and implement strategies to control or eliminate illegal OHV use Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Fish and Game Management Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative Information is for Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, and Indian Knob mountainbalm. Previous threats to habitat for these species resulting from illegal OHV activities has been controlled.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 2.1.1.2 Develop and implement strategies to control non-native plant species Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Army National Guard, California Department of Parks and Recreation, City of San Luis Obispo, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Private landowners Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance In habitat for Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, and Indian Knob mountainbalm, California Department of Parks and Recreation (= State Parks) staff state that they annually prioritize treatment areas on a case by case basis as funding is available. When funding is available, invasive species control is implemented. In Montana de Oro State Park, Morro Strand State Beach, and Morro Bay State Parks. Priority invasive species include Ehrharta calycina, Conicosia pugioniformis, Emex spinosa, Cortaderia species, and Eucalyptus species as they are considered most invasive and conspicuous in the landscape. Lack of funding has precluded most State of California resource agencies (e.g., CDPR and California Department of Fish and Wildlife) from implemeting invasive species control programs on lands where these species are present. Morro Coast Audubon Society hosts regular invasives removal work parties and has a dedicated volunteer work force who remove Ehrharta calycina and Eucalyptus globulus at their Sweet Springs Preserve under the direction of a Recovery Action Plan. The Small Wilderness Area Program does the same for the Elfin Forest Reserve. Both Sweet Springs and Elfin Forest provide habitat for Morro shoulderband snail and Morro manzanita. For Chorro Creek bog thistle, the City of San Luis Obispo has and continues to remove invasive species that threaten this species and its habitat. on their properties.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 2.1.1.3.1 Develop and implement prescribed burn plan Discontinued FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners, Other Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance California Department of Parks and Recreation (= State Parks) staff have proposed to implement prescribed burn activities in conjunction with CALFIRE to improve habitat quality in areas where Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manazanita and Indian Knob mountainbalm are present; however, no plan has been approved. Any prescribed burn would likely result in mortality of Morro shoulderband snails.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 2.1.1.3.2 Develop and implement strategy for wildfire suppression Ongoing Current Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners, Non-governmental organizations, Other Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance This recovery action conflicts with Recovery Action 2.1.1.3.1: develop and implement a prescribed burn plan. Fire suppression may be a threat to the persistence of Indian Knob Mountain Balm, Morro manzanita, and Morro shoulderband snail by changing the nature of the plant communities upon which all three depend. .CALFIRE has developed and is implemeting a fuels reduction program (as part of their community wildfire protection plan) within the wildland-urban interface around the community of Los Osos where populations of Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, and Indian Knob mountainbalm are found. While intended to protect the community from the effects of a catastrophic wildland fire, it would also serve to protect natural areas from the type of intense fire that could result in extirpation of local populations of these species. The draft community-wide HCP for Los Osos also will be addressing take/impacts associated with hazard (fire) abatement activities required by the State of California.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 2.1.2 Prevent potential introduction of non-native predatory snails Unknown California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private landowners, Non-governmental organizations San Luis Obispo County, California, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Management: Predator and Competitor Control Volunteer, Internal Technical Assistance This recovery action addresses Morro shoulderband snail only. We are not aware of any formal programs to prevent the introduction of non-native predatory snails but are also not aware that this is a current threat to Morro shoulderband snail.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 3.1.1 Determine methods to control non-native plant species Unknown U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Fish and Game Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Predator and Competitor Control Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance This seems very similar to 2.1.1.2. State Park staff is states that they are collecting information relative to how the use of herbicides to control invasive nonnative plant species (e.g., iceplant, veldt grass) may affect Morro shoulderband snail. The Morro Bay National Estuary Program's invasive species network is working to develop a database to determin methods to control invasive species throughout the watershed. Non-native plant species do not appear to a major or serious threat to Indian Knob mountainbalm.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 3.1.2 Determine methods to maintain a mosaic of vegetation communities Unknown San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Research: Ecosystem Studies, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative Fire is the natural mechanism that would maintain a vegetation mosaic in the Los Osos area where Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, and Indian Knob mountainbalm occur; however, public sentiment makes us of this tool impracticable at this time.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 3.2.1.1 Determine if brown garden snail is a competitive threat to Morro shoulderband Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Competition Graduate Student, Species Expert Since the time of listing of Morro shouldeband snail in 1994, there has been no additional information indicating that Helix aspersa (the brown garden snail) represents a competetive threat; however, Morro shoulderband snail feeds on dead materials primarily and Helix on live materials such that competition is likely minimal in this respect.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 3.2.1.2 Study habitat use and life history needs of the Morro shoulderband snail Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners, Non-governmental organizations Research: Climate Change, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Land Use, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Genetics, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance While there have been no formal,scientific studies conducted to expand our knowledge of habitat use and life history needs for Morro shoulderband snail, monitoring conducted by the County of San Luis Obispo's Department of Public works, in association with the construction of a sewer system in the community of Los Osos, has provided us with new information on the diversity of habitats in which the species can be found. As in the pat, new information is occasionally provided based upon anecdotal observations or surveys conducted in association with proposed development. As mititgation for incidental take of Morro shoulderband snail authorized for projects that meet specific criteria, in-lieu funds can be paid into a Nationa Fish and Wildlife Foundation account. This year $10,200 was deposited into this account.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 3.2.1.3 Identify Morro shoulderband parasites and determine if parasitism rates are threatening populations Obsolete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Research: Predation Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance We thought this was a factor at the time of listing, however, current information and thinking indicates that this is not likely a factor that might cause the decline or extinction of this species.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 4.2 Evaluate effectiveness of methods used to reduce threats Unknown Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Non-governmental organizations Other: Regulations Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance Aside from the obvious benefit of land acquisition to remove the threat of development, we are not aware of any ongoing evaluations regarding the efficacy of methods used to reduce threats to Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, or Indian Knob mountainbalm
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 2 6.1 Reevaluate recovery criteria Unknown Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Other: Regulations Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance Recommend this be done based upon information obtained since the time of listing and completion of the recovery plan.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 3 2.1.3 Discourage pesticide applications Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Non-governmental organizations Management: Other, Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance The Service generally discourages the use of pesticides (inclusive of herbicides) in habitat for Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, and Indian Knob mountainbalm unless this use is allowed pursuant to a condition contained in a biological opinion or a recovery permit and in accordance with standard industry practices. We have no control over the use of pesticides on private lands. It should be noted that to achieve success in the control or eradication of some invasive plant species in Los Osos (e.g., Ehrharta calycina, Emex spinosa) the use of herbicides likely needs to be one of the methods used as it is not feasible or necessarily most efficaceous or effective to employ hand-removal.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 3 5.1 Inform and consult with local lead agencies Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Army National Guard, California Department of Transportation, City of San Luis Obispo, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners Management: General Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative The Service works with local lead agencies to ensure that Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, Indian Knob mountainbalm and Chorro Creek bog thistle are considered during all of their discretionary permit processes and encourages their participation in efforts to conserve the species. .
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 3 5.2.1 Hold public meetings Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Public hearings regarding the Los Osos Wastewater Project have discussed identified project impacts to Morro shoulderband snail, Morro manzanita, and Indian Knob mountainbalm and how the project is compying with Federal and State laws and regulations. A scoping meeting regarding the preparation of a community-wide Habitat Conservation Plan also provided an opportunity to discuss these species with the community and other interested parties.
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 3 5.2.3 Encourage landscaping with local native vegetation Unknown U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, Private landowners, Non-governmental organizations Other: Administration Internal Technical Assistance The Service, when consulted, recommends the use of locally compatible species as part of landscaping
Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County F 8 Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (805) 644-1766 Morro shoulderband (=Banded dune) snail Helminthoglypta walkeriana 3 6.2 Revise recovery plan Not Started Other California Department of Parks and Recreation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game Other: Regulations Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance This recovery plan is woefully out of date. Only Morro manzanita, Indian Knob Mountainbalm, and Morro shoulderband snail co-occur except at Indian Knob where the mountainbalm is found on the same property (but not the same habitat) as Pismo Clarkia. The population of mountainbalm at Indian Knob isn't even dealt with as part of any recovery planning unit. There are no recovery units for the species, only conservation planning areas that include multiple speciesl.