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 the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 1.1.1.1.1 Habitat restoration - thinning ($80/acre) Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Between 1996 and 2010, PNF has thinned 2,593 acres to improve NIDGS habitat (USFWS 5-Year Review, 2011 and 2017).
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 1.1.1.1.2 Habitat restoration - burning ($150/acre) Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Between 1996 and 2010, PNF conducted prescribed fires totalling 6,555 acres to improve NIDGS habitat (USFWS 5-Year Review, 2011 and 2017).
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 1.1.1.2 Habitat restoration - reseeding ($300/acre) Unknown Other Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 1.1.1.3 Habitat restoration - livestock management ($100/acre) Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Grazing managed by Payette National Forest on USFS lands and by various land managers on non-USFS lands. Section 7 consultations completed with USFWS regarding grazing on their lands.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 1.1.2.1 Habitat maintenance - prescribed re-burns ($50/acre) Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected In 2001, the PNF began longer-term habitat improvement projects within two NIDGS metapopulation sites; Lost Valley and Price Valley. These sites were thinned and prescribe burned to improve NIDGS habitat, with subsequent prescribed fires applied periodically to maintain quality habitat conditions (USFWS 5-Year Review, 2011).
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 1.1.2.2 Habitat maintenance - vegetation management (e.g. noxious weed control) Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Weed control on USFS lands accomplished through Payette National Forest. Section 7 consultation completed with USFWS regarding weed control. Status of weed control on non-USFS lands unknown.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 1.1.2.3 Habitat maintenance - grazing regimes Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Combined with Action 1.1.1.3
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 1.3 Develop site-specific management plans for each metapopulation Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise Zoo, Idaho, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Management: Planning Species Expert Lost Valley Reservoir Plan has been drafted; plan guides site specific recovery actions. Development of other site-specific plans on hold due to other actions deemed priority for recovery.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 2.1 Develop a translocation plan - population genetics management Obsolete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Currently translocation not considered a viable or necessary recovery action.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 2.1.1 Translocate into existing populations Obsolete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Currently translocation not considered a viable or priority recovery action.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 2.2.1 Develop a reintroduction plan Obsolete Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected translocation and reintroduction currently not considered a viable or priority recovery action.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 2.2.2 Implement reintroductions Obsolete Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected translocation and reintroductions currently not considered viable or priority recovery actions.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 2.3 Captive propagation Obsolete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise Zoo, Idaho, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Captive propogation not considered viable or necessary recovery action at this time.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 2.4.2.2 Conduct squirrel ecology research - overwinter survival (weather, supplemental feeding, hibernaculum, etc.) Partially Complete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest, University of Idaho Research Graduate Student Graduate research being carried out by the U. of Idaho Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 2.5.2 Law enforcement - enforcement of existing PNF regulations Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cost linked to Action 2.5.1
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 3.1.1 Habitat monitoring - establish vegetation plots and transects Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Payette NF conducts annual range monitoring within certain NIDGS areas.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 3.1.2 Habitat monitoring - monitor outcome of treatments Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest, University of Idaho Work type not yet selected Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Ongoing long-term research by USGS and University of Idaho investigating outcome of experimental habitat treatements on vegetation and NIDGS. PNF conducts annual range monitoring within certain NIDGS areas.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 3.2.2 Ground squirrel monitoring - monitor annual population size and trajectory Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Annual monitoring conducted by recovery program coordinator.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 3.2.3 Ground squirrel monitoring - monitor prehibernation and emergence weight Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Idaho Research Graduate Student Linked to other actions (2.4.2.2 and 2.4.2.5)
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 3.2.4 Ground squirrel monitoring - monitor overwintering survival Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Idaho Research Graduate Student Linked to other actions (2.4.2.2 and 2.4.2.5)
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 3.2.5 Ground squirrel monitoring - determine sex ratios and age structure Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Linked to other actions
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 3.2.6 Ground squirrel monitoring - monitor reproduction Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Linked to other actions
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 4.2 Maintain technical working group guidance Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Linked to Action 4.1
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 1 4.4 Develop and maintain central database. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management Labor type not yet selected Linked to Actions 4.1 and 3.3.2; data regarding species locations maintained.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 1.1.3 Review and renew USFWS/PNF MOU Ongoing Not Current Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest, Boise National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Participating Agreement signed between USFWS, PNF, BNF, IDFG, and College of Idaho signed in 2007. Expired December 31, 2012 and has not yet been renewed.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 1.2 Habitat restoration on private lands and HCPs Ongoing Current FY 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Land Use Labor type not yet selected Schwisow low-effect HCP signed in 2007. The 25 year agreement covers a 2 acre project area.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 1.2.2 Monitor Safe Harbor Agreements Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected SHA developed for OX Ranch. Meet annually regarding progress. SHA expires in 2019.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 2.4.1.1 Conduct habitat research - nutrient cycling (post-fire succession) Complete FY 2010 FY 2013 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest, College of Idaho, University of Idaho Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Habitat efficacy study at University of Idaho includes pre- and post-fire treatment work initiatied spring 2010 and finished in 2012. Cost includes other elements of study.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 2.4.1.2 Conduct habitat research - fire regime at each site Partially Complete FY 2010 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Internal Technical Assistance
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 2.4.1.3 Conduct habitat research - Effects of livestock grazing Partially Complete FY 2009 Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, College of Idaho U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Report completed in 2014 regarding livestock (cattle) and NIDGS diet comparison. Ties into action 2.4.2.1.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 2.4.2.1 conduct squirrel ecology research - diet and nutrition Partially Complete FY 2009 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest, University of Idaho Research: Dietary Studies Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract Pilot diet study started in 2008, additional funding in 2011 to continue study and expand sample size. Continued research, initiated in 2013, by PhD student with University of Idaho. Ties into action 2.4.1.3.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 2.4.2.5 Conduct Squirrel ecology research - dispersal Partially Complete FY 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Payette National Forest, University of Idaho Research Graduate Student, Species Expert Radio telemetry study by IDFG initiated in FY 2011 to investigate NIDGS movement responses to habitat treatments. Additional long-term monitoring initiated in FY 2012 by USGS Wildlife Cooperative Unite at U. of Idaho and others investigating NIDGS movements in response to habitat treatments on PNF.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 2.4.3.1 Population genetics studies - genetics and dispersal Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Idaho Research: Taxonomic Studies Species Expert Linked to Actions 2.4.1 and 2.4.2. FWS provided funds to University of Idaho in support of a study of the systematics and landscape genetics of NIDGS. Hoisington Thesis-2007 and Hoisington-Lopez et al. 2012. New research initiated in 2015 to refine genetic and connectivity data. SSP funded.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 2.4.3.2 Population genetics studies - estimation of population sizes Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Linked to Actions2.4.2
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 2.4.3.4 Population genetics studies - evaluation of translocation techniques Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Graduate Student Linked to Actions 2.4.1 and 2.4.2; graduate studies by Katie Buscher and Jess Hoisington. Theses completed. Translocation not considered a recovery priority at this time.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 2.5.1 Law enforcement - Recreational shooting Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 3.2.1 Ground squirrel monitoring - refine standard protocols for metapopulation monitoring Complete FY 2006 FY 2014 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Population Monitoring Contract, Internal Technical Assistance Linked to actions 3.3.1. Presently, certain metapoulations monitored through annual monitoring efforts by recovery program coordinator (action 4.1). Long-term monitoring plan finalized in 2014.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 3.3.1 Ground squirrel surveys - establish protocols Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Monitoring and handling protocols frequently updated by IDFG.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 3.3.1.1 Ground squirrel surveys - conduct surveys Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest, Boise National Forest Management: Planning Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Predictive habitat model to guide surveys for the species within Adams and Valley Counties being revised. Expected completion date Fall 2018. Surveys will continue annually associated with monitoring.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 3.3.2 Ground squirrel surveys - standardize reporting format Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected IDFG recovery program coordinator maintains standardized database of annual monitoring results.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 4.3 Develop, evaluate, and update a public outreach program and materials Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Linked to Action 4.1. In addition, a NIDGS interepretive site and trail was developed at Lost Valley Reservoir in 2010. Employees from PNF also provided NIDGS outreach to various individuals and organizations. Other misc. outreach activities carried out.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 2 4.5 Assess implementation of the recovery plan and revise as necessary Not Started Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected A revision to the recovery plan was identified as a recommended action in 2011 and 2017 5-Year Reviews. Revision has not been initiated.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 3 2.4.2.3 Conduct squirrel ecology research - diseases (plague) Complete FY 2013 FY 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Idaho Research, Research: Disease Graduate Student, Species Expert Multi-year research ending that investigated plague presence and potential impacts to NIDGS and sympatric mammal species. Final results expected in Fall 2018.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 3 2.4.2.4 Conduct squirrel ecology research - contaminants Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected May be pesticide use on private land within or adjacent to PNF.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 3 2.4.3.3 Population genetics studies - captive breeding Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Linked to Actions 2.4.1 and 2.4.2
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 3 2.6 Predator management Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest, Other Work type not yet selected Contract Local as needed
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 3 2.7 Competitor management Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest, Other Management Contract
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 3 4.1 Establishment of an Interagency Program Coordinator Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FWS provides annual cost-share funding to IDFG to staff Recovery Coordinator and technicians to carry out annual monitoring and other recovery activities.
Recovery Plan for the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel F 1 Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (208) 378-5243 Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Urocitellus brunneus 3 4.6 Establish ground squirrel as a PNF Management Indicator Species for grassland communities Obsolete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2006 Other Payette National Forest Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected It has been determined that NIDGS are not widespread or abundant enough, as well as a representative of the community, to be a realistic management indicator species. In addition, NIDGS would likely not benefit from MIS designation.