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 Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 1 1.1 Continue to utilize existing legislation and regulations to protect species and habitat Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Law Enforcement, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Other: Information and Education, Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance 1. See general categories for Implementation Schedules. 2. Other agencies' responsibility would be of a cooperative nature or projects funded under a contract or grant program. In some cases contracts could be let to universities or private enterprises. 3. Note: Task costs have not been estimated for this plan. This species exists with other listed mussels in the same river systems. Thus, a task aimed at this species will benefit others. Rather than attempting to apportion the costs to each species, recovery tasks will be estimated at a later date when the plans are combined on a watershed basis for implementation.
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 1 1.3.1 - 1.3.3 Determine present and foreseeable threats to species Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Research: Environmental Contaminants, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 1 3 Conduct life history studies on a need-to-know basis Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Propagation, Research: Migration, Research: Predation, Research: Competition, Research: Disease, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Some host fish work has been conducted. Being a short-term brooder, it is difficult to propagate due to having a short spawning season and gravid females readily abort glochidia when mis-handled. A new project should shed more light on developing propagation technology for this species.
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 2 1.2.2 Characterize habitat and determine essential elements Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Migration, Research: Predation, Research: Competition, Research: Disease Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 2 1.2.3 & 1.2.4 Determine the extent of preferred habitat and present information in a manner which identifies areas in need of special attention Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Other: Law Enforcement, Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 2 1.3.4 Determine measures needed to minimize threats and implement where needed to meet recovery Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, TN and VA Nature Conservancy, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Other Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Some studies on the effects of coal mining have been conducted in the Powell River. New money is anticipated to expand our knowledge of coal fines on mussels.
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 2 1.4.1-1.4.4 Solicit help in protecting species and essential habitat Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, TN and VA Nature Conservancy, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Other: Information and Education, Other: Administration Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 2 1.4.5 Develop and utilize information and education program (slide/tape shows, brochures, etc.) for local distribution Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, TN and VA Nature Conservancy, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance Task duration: 1 yr for devel. Continued implementation
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 2 1.5 Investigate the use of Scenic River Status, mussel sanctuaries, land acquisitions, and/or other means to protect the habitat Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, TN and VA Nature Conservancy, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Acquisition: Lease, Acquisition: Easement, Acquisition: Management Agreement, Acquisition: Exchange, Acquisition: Withdrawal, Acquisition: Fee Title, Acquisition: Other, Management: Other, Other: Regulations, Other: Administration Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 2 6 Develop and implement a monitoring program Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Fixed monitoring sites for quantitative sampling have been established in the Powell River, TN/VA, since 1979 and sampled every ~5 years. Fixed monitoring sites have also been established on the Duck River, TN, and sampled twice, in 2003 and 2008.
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 2 7 Annual assessment of recovery program and modify where needed Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, TN and VA Nature Conservancy, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Other: Administration Internal Administrative
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 3 1.2.1 Conduct surveys for the species Partially Complete FY 2008 FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division Research: Population Assessment Graduate Student, Contract This information refers only to the Powell River population in Virginia and Tennessee. A M.S. graduate student, Matt Johnson, of Virginia Tech conducted the population assessment. The project is completed and a report has been submitted to USFWS.
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 3 1.2.1 Determine species' present distribution and status Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance This information is summarized in the final 5-Year Review. At the time of the recovery plan (1984), three populations were known. For the past ~20 years, the species has been restricted to the Duck River, TN, and Powell River, VA/TN. Between 2008 and 2009, a VPI graduate student conducted a population status assessment in Powell River, VA and TN. The species' status has improved, and appears to occur at more sites than previously thought. Survey work since 2010 in Duck River also indicates improving status, with ample recruitment documented at some sites and overall population increase. The Duck population clearly is larger and has better overall status than the Powell population. This information is more/less up-to-date as of August 2014.
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 3 2.1-2.2 Survey rivers within species' historic range to determine availability of suitable transplant sites Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Research: Reintroduction Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Six rivers have been identified as potential reintroduction sites for this species. This list may change depending on changes in habitat availability and threats.
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 3 2.3 Determine best method of establishing new populations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Research: Propagation, Research: Reintroduction Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Task 2.1-2.3 may not be required if other populations are found in task 1.2.1
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 3 2.4 Reestablish populations within historic range as needed to meet recovery Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Management: Reintroduction Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Although this species is included in a 17-species NEP on the Tennessee River, AL, it has not been reintroduced there pending further developments in ongoing propagation technology.
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 3 2.5 Implement same protective measures for these reestablished populations as for known populations Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, TN and VA Nature Conservancy, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Other, Research: Environmental Contaminants, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 3 4 Determine the number of individuals required to maintain a viable population Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Research: Migration, Research: Predation, Research: Competition, Research: Disease Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance These studies will be developed and carried out where there is a specific need for data necessary to reach recovery.
Cumberland Monkeyface Pearly Mussel F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Cumberland monkeyface (pearlymussel) Quadrula intermedia 3 5 Investigate the need for habitat improvement and implementation only where needed to meet recovery objective Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Tennessee Valley Authority , Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency , USFWS Regional Office 4 - Atlanta, USFWS Regional Office 5, Tennessee Heritage Program, Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Riparian habitat restoration work has been and continues to be conducted in the Powell and Duck Rivers. These projects serve to reduce sedimentation and nutrients to this species' habitat.