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
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 1 1 Delineate occupied and potential habitat Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, Forest Service , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student Habitat models completed for two GRAs; working to refine existing models and to see if they can be expanded to use across the remainder of the range; northern hardwood forest predicitive model completed by VA Tech in 2013 (funded in part by USFWS) - this will contribute to efforts to develop a landscape-level CNFS predictive presence/habitat quality coverage; VA Tech completed predictive habitat model in 2015.
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 1 2 Survey potential habitat to locate additional populations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other National Park Service, Forest Service , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Other: Regulations Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Project clearance surveys; NCWRC surveying additional sites in NC and began testing use of acoustics in 2011; USFS surveying additonal sites on Cherokee NF in TN; USFWS provided funding for Dr. Kennedy (Univ. of Memphis) to conduct surveys/research throughout eastern TN in 2015 and 2016; use of acoustics has been successful and CNFS recorded at three new sites since 2011
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 1 3 Monitor known populations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research: Population Surveys Internal Field Assistance Ongoing long-term nest box monitoring by NCWRC and other partners in NC; the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has been monitoring sites on the Cherokee Indian Reservation since 2006; Dr. Kennedy (Univ. of Memphis) established nest box grids for monitoring in eastern TN in 2015/2016; VA Tech study looking at detection using live traps, camera traps, and acoustics completed in 2016; based on this and additional information, long term monitoring will likely switch to a combination of nest boxes and acoustics
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 1 4 Study effects of -timber operations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Forest Service , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements Internal Field Assistance Opportunities limited to date because habitat is normally avoided.
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 1 5 Examine effects of Strongyloids and other pathogens Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 1 6 Develop and refine habitat management guidelines Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Forest Service , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Habitat Requirements Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Research by NCWRC and VA Tech will contribute to this recovery action (see action 11); Southern Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (SASRI) started in 2013 and should contribute to this recovery action
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 1 7 Implement habitat management guidelines Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Forest Service , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Southern Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (SASRI) started in 2013 and should contribute to this recovery action; In 2015, the Asheville FO provided funding to the TN Chapter of TNC to development a restoration plan for spruce as part of the SASRI initiative; plan completed in 2016 and includes spruce restoration guidelines; first spruce restoration project slated for Fall 2017
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 1 8 Protect individual squirrels and their habitat through enforcement of the ESA and other laws Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Forest Service , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance NCWRC, VA Tech and USFWS are working to develop a rapid survey technique for the Carolina northern flying squirrel using acoustic detectors. This could greatly help with Section 7 consultation. Additionally, there is potential for this to be useful in advancing other recovery actions including #2, 3 and 19.
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 10 Monitor ongoing studies of effects of spruce/fir die-offs Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other National Park Service, Forest Service , Environmental Protection Agency , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research, Research: Habitat Status Internal Technical Assistance
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 11 Study population size/habitat size and quality relationships Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy), Other Forest Service , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert NCWRC and VA Tech conducted radio telemetry to collect additional information on home range, foraging location and micro-habitat selection with data used to complete a full habitat quality assessement (completed in 2015); NCWRC and VA Tech, with funding from USFWS, are working to improve monitoring techniques to help answer questions about population size and trends.
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 12 Investigate accumulation of toxins in food supply Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Contaminants, Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research, Research: Habitat Status Contract
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 13 Study behavioral interactions with other squirrels Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research: Population Surveys Labor type not yet selected
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 14 Examine genetic variation within and among populations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research: Genetics Contract UNCW collaborated with NCWRC to examine genetics of Carolina NFS, Virginia NFS, and the SW Virginia population; Univ. of Memphis recently received funding for additional genetics work and to look at potential hybridization between CNFS and southern flying squirrel
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 15 Designate data coordinator in each state Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected By virtue of the State collecting permits, all captures are reported to the NCWRC, TWRA, and VDGIF
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 16 Develop policy for translocation/reintroduction Discontinued Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Accomplished methodology will be developed if/when policy changes
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 17 Protect occupied habitat through land acquisition, etc Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Forest Service , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Acquisition Labor type not yet selected Long Hope Valley is the only GRA completely in private ownership; Long Hope GRA was included in the proposed Mountain Bogs NWR in 2013, which, could prove invaluable in protecting this important site; Mountain Bogs NWR was established in April 2015. Proposal submitted for Land and Water Conservation Funding to protect Long Hope Valley and other sites, but was not funded; occupied habitat in the Plott Balsams protected in 2015 and additional privately owned parcels included in Land and Water Conservation Fund proposal, but that proposal was not funded
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 18 Provide training for state and Federal foresters, game managers, and others Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, Forest Service , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Other: Information and Education Internal Technical Assistance Ongoing communication with stakeholders; CNFS working group formed in 2016; first meeting held Feb. 2017
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 19 Coordinate with private landowners to eliminate or minimize threats to populations Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Management: General Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 2 9 Determine importance of spruce/fir Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Forest Service , Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance NCWRC and VA Tech conducted surveys in pure spruce, spruce/fir and pure fir stands in 2013-2015; radio tracking helping us understand the importance of spruce/fir (see action 11)
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 3 20 Study dispersal or mycorrhizal fungi Unknown Prior to FY 1995 Other Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Research: Habitat Status Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels (2 spp.) F 5 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Carolina northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus 3 21 Prepare and distribute educational displays and informational materials Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, State wildlife agencies of all participating states (VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, WV Department of Natural Resources, NC Wildlife Resources, and TE Wildlife Resources Agnecy) Other: Information and Education Internal Technical Assistance