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
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 1 Study achene dispersal Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Partially completed by Clebsch and Sloan (1993).
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 12 Study species/River interactions on the Ocoee Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Habitat Requirements Contract Thomson and Schwarz (2006) examined the relationship between annual flows and mean annual growth rates and concluded that greater population performance tended to be correlated with years of intermediate flows. Additional investigation is warranted.
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 13 Determine recreation impacts on the Ocoee Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Herrig and Wyrick (1996) investigated recreationist compliance with signs installed at occurrences in order to prevent access. They recommended some additional protective measures.
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 14 Ensure highway construction doesn't affect Ocoee population Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4, Tennessee Department of Transportation Other: Regulations Internal Field Assistance No costs
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 15 Establish colonies on suitable Ocoee habitat Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Center for Plant Conservation, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 16 Establish cultivated populations with Ocoee plants Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Center for Plant Conservation, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Propagation Species Expert
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 2 Determine seed germination/seedling establishment requirements Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Habitat Requirements Species Expert Cost can be reduced by combining with Task 3.1
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 3 Determine role of competition Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Management Techniques Contract
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 4 Define habitat Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Habitat Requirements Species Expert
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 5 Examine succession on boulders Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Cost can be reduced by combining with Task 3.3
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 6 Determine if Hiwassee population is self-sustaining Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: General Species Expert PVA conducted by Thomson and Schwartz (2006) showed greater short-term risk of extinction for Hiwassee than Ocoee population, however data were not statistically significant.
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 1 7 Determine management requirements for Hiwassee population Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Management Techniques Labor type not yet selected USFS w/ assistance from Dow AgroSciences, USFWS, and TVA applied herbicide treatments to two plots on the Hiwassee River to evaluate a method for controlling vegetation.
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 2 10 Establish cultivated population with Hiwassee plants Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Center for Plant Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Propagation Species Expert
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 2 17 Formalize agreements Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Forest Service, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Completed in FY 1990
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 2 18 Establish plots Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Forest Service, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management: General Species Expert
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 2 8 Examine Hiwassee flow regimes Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Habitat Requirements Contract
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 2 9 Establish additional colonies on Hiwassee Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Center for Plant Conservation, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected TVA and UT researchers are collaborating to develop protocols for propagation from tissue culture and establishment of seedlings in the wild. This project will require additional funding in order to be completed.
Ruth's Golden Aster F 4 Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office (931) 528-6481 Ruth's golden aster Pityopsis ruthii 3 11 Search for new populations Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Clebsch and Sloan (1993) reported on surveys they conducted and those of earlier investigators. No additional populations have been found.