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
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 1 1 Implement emergency protective management of known remnant populations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management Labor type not yet selected [CLWells, 6/29/2006: NC Department of Transportation works to post signs bracketing all known roadside populations of this (and other) federally listed species, which state that the population is not to be mowed or herbicides applied during the growing season. NCDOT also attempts to track impacts to their roadside plant populations. There is no comparable roadside protection program in SC. Others have been transplanted out of areas in which impacts are unavoidable (occassionally involving consultation with FWS where there is a federal nexus).
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 1 2 Protect viable populations through a range of protection tools (management agreements, acquisition, registry, cooperative agreements, etc.) Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management, Research Labor type not yet selected
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 1 3 Conduct research on the biology of the species and on suitable management tools for maintaining the natural ecosystem in which it occurs Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research Labor type not yet selected [CLWells, 6/29/2006: Various research projects have been conducted by academics working with the species at select sites, however the scope of these studies needs to be expanded to include evaluation of additional management techniques currently in use at other locations.]
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 1 4 Implement management of protected populations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management Labor type not yet selected
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 1 5 Enforce laws protecting the species and/or its habitat Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations Labor type not yet selected
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 2 6 Survey suitable habitat for additional populations and potential reintroduction sites; reestablish populations within the species' historic range Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Center for Plant Conservation, State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance [CLWells, 6/29/2006: A rangewide status survey was completed in 2002. This identified several new populations including some with suitable (or restorable) habitat adjacent. Several populations have been transplanted away from development projects, USFWS is in the process of reviewing survivorship in these populations and assessing the relative threat to remaining roadside or other Rights-of-Ways populations.]
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 2 7 Monitor existing populations Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management Labor type not yet selected [CLWells, 6/29/2006: Several populations are being monitored, however the monitoring protocol often involves population estimates (through sampling) which have been conducted differently from year to year and site to site. Therefore, it is difficult to assess population and rangewide trends in the species. USFWS is working with partners to standardize monitoring protocol so that efforts to recover the species can be assessed.]
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 2 8 Maintain cultivated sources for the species and provide for long-term maintenance of selected populations in cultivation Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Center for Plant Conservation, State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Research: Propagation Labor type not yet selected [CLWells, 6/29/2006: A number of populations have been partially or entirely "rescued" from development or other projects. Some of these plants have been temporarily housed at greenhouse or other facilities. This species is not threatened by the number of known individuals, rather it continues to be threatened by a lack of sites which are adequately protected and managed. Therefore, propagation of the species is a lower priority than protection and management of existing sites.]
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 3 10 Prepare articles for popular and scientific publications Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Other: Information and Education Labor type not yet selected
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 3 11 Annually assess success of recovery efforts for the species Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Other Labor type not yet selected [CLWells, 6/29/2006: USFWS is presently conducting a five year status review for this species.]
Schweinitz's Sunflower F 4 Asheville Ecological Services Field Office (828) 258-3939 Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii 3 9 Prepare and distribute news releases and informational brochures Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Conservation Agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Endangered Species, USFWS Regional Office 4 Other: Information and Education Labor type not yet selected