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
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 1 Continue to use existing legislation and regulations to protect the species and their habitats Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Local Governments, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , US Office of Surface Mining Reclaimation and Enforcement, Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, American Rivers, World Wildlife Fund, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 10 Determine the need, appropriateness, and feasibility of reintroducing populations Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future.
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 11 Coordinate with partners to identify and prioritize sites for reintroduction Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 12 Identify and prioritize stream reaches, and watersheds in need of habitat recovery and protection from further threats Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, World Wildlife Fund, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 13 Augment extant populations and/or reestablish new populations Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future. 13-1 On October 7, 2011, the Indian Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia population of Villosa perpurpurea was augmented with 110 6-month old individuals ranging in size from 13 to 21 mm. Stocked individuals were propagated and cultures at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center (owned and operated by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries). Broodstock originated from gravid specimens collected from Indian Creek. Complete 2011 2012 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 13 Augment extant populations and/or reestablish new populations Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future. 13-2 A multi year project was conducted in Copper Creek, Scott and Russell Counties, Virginia with the following objectives: 1) To assess the current status of endangered mussel populations (Villosa perpurpurea, Epioblasma capsaeformis, Fusconaia cor, Fusconaia cuneolus, Quadrula cylindrical strigillata, and Ptychobrancus subtentum) in Copper Creek, VA. 2) To propagate juveniles of purple bean (Villosa perpurpurea) to be released back into Copper Creek. 3) A Multiple Scale Assessment of Suitable Habitats for Freshwater Mussels. Complete 2004 2006 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 2 Ensure that criteria for pollutants are protective of mussels and that other suspected pollutants have criteria established Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, American Rivers, World Wildlife Fund, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 3 Meet with local government officials and planners to inform them of our plans for recovery and request their support Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Local Governments, Nongovernmental Organizations , all Federal agencies, State agencies, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 4 Meet with private landowners and special interest groups and try to elicit their support in implementing protection and conservation actions Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Local Governments, Private landowners, Nongovernmental Organizations , all Federal agencies, State agencies, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Private Companies, Developers, Regional Office 5, Mining and industry, Forestry, Agribusiness Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 5 Determine the mechanisms and impacts of present and foreseeable threats Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, US Office of Surface Mining Reclaimation and Enforcement, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, American Rivers, World Wildlife Fund, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 6 Determine the number of individuals and sex ratio required to maintain long-term viable natural populations Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research Institutions, Museums, U.S. Geological Survey, University Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task is critical for maintaining viable populations. This work has been started for the oyster mussel.
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 7 Refine techniques and methodologies for propagating and translocating individuals as a prelude to potential augmentation and reintroduction efforts Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey, Nongovernmental Organizations , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 7-1 A grant agreement between the Service and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries was established to supported hatchery improvements important for the propagation and culture of federally listed mussels in the Upper Tennessee River Basin. The objective of this agreement are as follows: 1) rehabilitate existing pond facilities to maintain adequate water quality and temperature for the purpose of supporting freshwater mussel propagation and culture efforts at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center; 2) construct an infiltration well and delivery system to supply the renovated pond with a reliable alternate water source. Complete 2010 2011 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 8 Determine the need, appropriateness, and feasibility of augmenting and expanding certain populations Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 1 9 Coordinate with partners to identify and prioritize extant populations as a prerequisite for augmentation activities Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 14 Develop cooperative ventures with private landowners to restore riparian habitat Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nongovernmental Organizations , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 15 Conduct life history research Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Geological Survey, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 16 Characterize the species habitat for adults and juveniles Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Geological Survey, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 17 Determine sensitivity to contaminants Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 18 based on the biological data and threat analysis, investigate the need for management, including habitat improvement Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, American Rivers, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, World Wildlife Fund, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 19 Conduct detailed anatomical and molecular genetic analyses of the five species throughout their ranges Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, Museums, U.S. Geological Survey, University , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 19-1 A study was conducted to characterize the genetic structure of selected populations of rabbitsfoot pearlymussel (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica) and rough rabbitsfoot pearlymussel (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata) occurring in the midwestern and southeastern United States. This investigation is intended to serve as a pilot study only, aimed at gaining a better understanding of the taxonomic relationships between the two mussel subspecies. This work was part of a larger proposed study to conduct genetic research on Lexingtonia dolabelloides, Cyprogenia stegaria, Pleurobema plenum in addition to Quadrula cylindrica sp. Complete 2004 2006 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Lead FO for the project was R4 Kentucky FO
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 20 Develop a prioritized list, by species, of streams and stream reaches that should be surveyed Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, The Nature Conservancy, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, World Wildlife Fund, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 21 Search for additional populations of the species and suitable habitat Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 22 Implement protective measure for reintroduced populations Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, Nongovernmental Organizations , Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous, at least over the near future
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 23 Develop and implement a program to evaluate efforts and monitor population levels and habitat conditions and assess the long-term viability of all populations Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 23-1 A multi year project was conducted in Copper Creek, Scott and Russell Counties, Virginia with the following objectives: 1) To assess the current status of endangered mussel populations (Villosa perpurpurea, Epioblasma capsaeformis, Fusconaia cor, Fusconaia cuneolus, Quadrula cylindrical strigillata, and Ptychobrancus subtentum) in Copper Creek, VA. 2) To propagate juveniles of purple bean (Villosa perpurpurea) to be released back into Copper Creek. 3) A Multiple Scale Assessment of Suitable Habitats for Freshwater Mussels. Complete 2004 2006 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 23 Develop and implement a program to evaluate efforts and monitor population levels and habitat conditions and assess the long-term viability of all populations Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 23-2 A comprehensive freshwater mussel survey was conducted in Beech Creek, Hawkins County, Tennessee to assess the status of the federally listed endangered purple bean (Villosa perpurpurea). The primary objectives of this project will be to: 1) Survey the mussel fauna of Beech Creek to provide data that can be compared to previous surveys, specifically Fraley (2001); 2) Conduct a comprehensive survey that will provide defensible occupancy estimates for the purple bean in Beech Creek. The survey incorporated timed random searches and an occupancy study at numerous sites in the mainstem of the creek as well as the North Fork branch of Beech Creek. The study will be used to inform managers on the progress of the species as well as options for propagation and augmentation efforts. The study was conducted through a Cooperative Agreement between the Service and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Partially Complete 2012 2013 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 24 Develop a comprehensive GIS database to monitor distribution, populations, and threats Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries, U.S. Geological Survey, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks , Alabama Geological Survey , Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 2 25 Develop a public outreach and environmental education program to promote an aquatic ecosystem management and community-based watershed restoration approach Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, Nongovernmental Organizations , World Wildlife Fund, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, Regional Office 5, Other agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) F 5 Southwestern Virginia Ecological Services Field Office (276) 623-1233 Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens 3 26 Annually assess the overall success of the recovery program and recommend action Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, All Stakeholders, All Partners, Regional Office 5 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected