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
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 1 111,112,113 Enforce existing regulations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, State of Arizona, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, Bureau Land Management , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, Bureau of Indian Affairs, USFWS Regional Office 2, Papago Indian Reservation Other: Law Enforcement Internal Technical Assistance
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 1 121 Withdraw suitable habitat from operation of mining laws Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 1995 - FY 1999 Bureau Land Management Bureau Land Management Management: Land Use Internal Technical Assistance All occupied habitat on BLM lands have been withdrawn from mineral entry. Ironwood Forest National Monument proclamation withdrew land within the boundary from all forms of mineral entry.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 1 124 Develop ORV designation Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2013 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau Land Management Bureau Land Management Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Ironwood Forest National Monument proclamation prohibited ORV use except for emergency and admin actions to protect natural resources. IFNM Travel Mgmt Plan was completed in 2013 where some routes were changed to non-motorized use to protect NTHC habitat.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 1 126 Prohibit surface occupancy and removal of saleable minerals in Waterman Mountains Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other Bureau Land Management Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Ironwood Forest National Monument proclamation withdrew land within the boundary from all forms of mineral entry.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 1 128 Seek cooperation of BIA Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, Bureau of Indian Affairs, USFWS Regional Office 2, Papago Indian Reservation Work type not yet selected Contract Section 6 grant awarded to contractors to study distribution of NTHC on the Tohono O'odham Nation and complete one-yr demographic study. We have reached out to schedule coordination meetings in the past but they did not happen. Another coordination meeting is in the works for Aug 2018.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 122 Monitor populations and habitat on BLM lands Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Bureau Land Management , Other Bureau Land Management , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 2 Research: Demographic Studies Contract Monitoring data that we have received has been sporadic from different sources including BLM, consultants, and volunteers. BLM contracted with Margrit McIntosh, affiliated with UofArizona, and five other researchers to establish 4 plots on Waterman Peak. These were monitored from 1995 to 2018 and provided information on size, flowering, mortality, and general condition. They established 2 smaller plots on the south side of the Waterman's in 2016. Monitoring of all 6 plots will continue in 2019.FWS (K.Robertson) revisted 1986 plots and areas of high density in summer 2018. FWS recorded location coordinates and conducted quick assessment of plant and habitat conditions.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 123 Consolidate Federal ownership of habitat in Waterman Mountains Ongoing Current FY 2014 Bureau Land Management Bureau Land Management Acquisition Labor type not yet selected BLM acquired 368 acres out of the 550 acres of patented land from Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in the Waterman ACEC to benefit the cactus. Parcels were located in S30 above State land. Some private still remaining on Silver Hills Property and BLM has been in contact with the family to acquire those in the future. Another private is a small triangle shape owned by Jana Properties near paved road. BLM has different process for acquiring State Land: buy from State at Fair Market Value or donate or trade land elsewhere in AZ because State has to sell land at FMV. Talks with State have not occurred.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 125 Designate ACEC Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 1995 - FY 1999 Bureau Land Management Bureau Land Management Management: Land Use Internal Field Assistance The ACEC was designated in 1988. The ACEC was replaced with the designation of the IFNM which has a higher level of protection. In the IFNM RMP, the former 2,240 ac of ACEC was replaced by the Waterman Mountains Vegetation Habitat Management Area to protect the NTHC.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 127 Survey and monitor populations and habitat on State and BIA lands Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, Bureau of Indian Affairs, USFWS Regional Office 2, Papago Indian Reservation Research: Population Surveys Contract Section 6 grant to private consultant to work with Tohono staff on locating population of cacti on TO lands. State of AZ does not authorize access by FWS on their lands.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 131 Survey and monitor populations and habitat on State of Arizona lands Not Started State of Arizona State of Arizona, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 2 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Prior to 2000, various researchers had access on State parcels and documented presence of NTHC plants. Since the late 2000s, State of Arizona does not authorize access of FWS or BLM on State trust lands.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 132 Determine State of Arizona Land Department responsibilities on leased lands for mineral development Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State of Arizona Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 141 Survey and monitor populations on private lands Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau Land Management Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Searches for plants on Silver Hill properties have been completed in 1998 and early 2002. Some monitoring plots by researchers at Uof A may be on Silver Hill properties.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 21 Study ecological requirements Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 2 Research: Habitat Requirements Contract Some work completed as part of Section 6 grant.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 22 Study population biology Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 2 Research: Demographic Studies Contract Some work completed as part of the section 6 grant.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 2 23 Search suitable habitat Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State of Arizona, Bureau Land Management , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, Bureau of Indian Affairs, USFWS Regional Office 2 Research: Population Surveys Contract Lot of survey work completed as part of section 6 grant. 23-1 Section 6 grant awarded in 2012 to document a new population of E. horizonthalonius discovered in Mazatan, Mexico. Complete 2013 2013 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected T. VanDevender awarded Section 6 grant to document a new population of E. horizonthalonius discovered in Sonora, Mexico. A canonical discriminate function analysis suggested the plants are within the var. nicholii. This population is 380km southeast of Waterman Mountains at Mazatán in the Municipio de Mazatán and near Nácori Grande in central Sonora. This discovery would represent range extension. Additional genetic work and morphological work planned in the future for more definitive results.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 3 133 Seek cooperation of State of Arizona Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State of Arizona, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 2 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 3 142 Seek cooperation of private landowners Partially Complete FY 2014 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 2 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected BLM acquired 368 ac of Silver Hill properties on Waterman Peak. Some private acres still remaining on Silver Hills Property and BLM has been in contact with the family to acquire those in the future. They are aware of the cactus and would like to preserve the land for the cactus. BLM and family remain in communication.
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 3 31-34 Develop a cactus trade management plan Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 2 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Nichol's Turk's-head Cactus F 2 Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (602) 242-0210 Nichol's Turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii 3 4 Develop public awareness Ongoing Current FY 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 2 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected A local conservationist published an article about the NTHC in Ironwood Forest NM in Cactus and Succulent Journal Vol. 79, No. 1, January-February 2007. This resulted in increased awareness to remove invasive bufflegrass and brought various partnerships together to improve habitat.