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
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 1 1 Utilize existing legislation and regulations to protect species and its habitat Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4, North Carolina Department of Environmental Management Other: Regulations Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance This task is continuous and will be necessary and cannot be completed until species is recovered/delisted
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 1 11 Based on biological and threat analysis, investigate need for management and implement where needed. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Soil Conservation Service , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, USFWS Regional Office 4, North Carolina Department of Environmental Management Management: General, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Other, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Other: Information and Education Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Priority 1, 2, or 3, depending on result of 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3; task was intiated following listing of the species and will be continuous and necessary until the species has been recovered.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 1 2 Work with appropriate Federal and State agencies to identify actions that could negatively affect the species and incorporate protective measures into such actions Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Soil Conservation Service , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, USFWS Regional Office 4, North Carolina Department of Environmental Management Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Other: Regulations, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Other Information Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Task was intiated following listing of the species and will be continuous and necessary until the species has been recovered. A technical support was submitted to the NCDWQ to assist in development of a site-specific mangaement plan for the Tar basin (2005); continue ot work with NCDWQ to implement a protective plan. 2015 - working with FERC to identify conservation actions for impacts to 3 known populations as result of Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 1 8 Encourage establishment of mussel sanctuaries, high quality resource water designations, and other protective strategies as a means of protecting present and reintroduced populations Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Soil Conservation Service , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, USFWS Regional Office 4, North Carolina Department of Environmental Management Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Other: Information and Education, Other: Regulations Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance initiated efforts to obtain ORW designation of Swift Creek -- portion of the stream was designated ORW in 2003; current efforts and outreach are on-going to garner support for expansion of this designation into more of Swift Creek and other areas supporting populations of the species; also working with NCDWQ to develop and implemement a Site-Specific Water Quality Mgmt Plan for the spinymussel in the Tar River system; 2009-2010 - working with numerous partners, initiated efforts to identify and protect streams/stream reaches upon which to focas conservation and to serve as "santuaries" for the species. 2014 - working to gain NCWRC approval to initiate augmentation/reintroduction program.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 2 10 Conduct research necessary for species management and recovery; i.e. habitat requirements, biology, and threat analysis Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Predation, Research: Competition, Research: Disease, Research: Environmental Contaminants, Research: Other Information Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1988-1991: Habitat requirements, distribution, and threat analysis studies, conducted; 2007 - initiated on-going life history/reproduction, holding and propagation studies; fish host studies initiated and completed 2008 -- efforts to artificially propagate species for population augmentation/reintroduction efforts and other life history studies on-going; 2010 initiated threat analysis of Fishing Creek and surveys for augmentation sites and initiatated a four-year project to inventory nonpoint source pollution concerns and assess toxicity of wastewater treatment plant effluents discharged to the Tar River spinymussels' current and historic habitat. 2014 - Habitat Occupancy Modeling effort concluded. 2015 - planned augmentation effort in Little Fishing Creek. submitted a proposal for environmental contaminant investigation funds (FY09) to assess point source and nonpoint source pollution loads (in cooperation with USGS) to important occupied and historic Tar spinymussel habitat. In 2011-2012, NCSU is working in establishing hierarchical landscape models for building SHC tools for mussel recovery.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 2 12 Determine number of individuals required to maintain viable population Ongoing Current FY 2014 FY 2015 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Management: Propagation, Management: Planning, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert Work is underway in collaboration with NCWRC to determine number of individuals required to augment existing populations. Efforts will take place in spring 2015 to begin population augmentation in Little Fishing Creek.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 2 13 Search for additional populations and suitable habitat Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Contract Research: Population Surveys Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance surveys for additional populations are conducted periodically as funding and personnel availability allow
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 2 14 Develop techniques, select sites, reintroduce the species back into historic habitat, and evaluate and protect any populations established Ongoing Current FY 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Contract , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance reproductive studies initiated (fish host studies completed 2008); 2008 initiated study of the need for and sites for potential augmentation of the Fishing Creek portion of the species population in the Tar River system; NCWRC and NC State University in cooperation with the Service are holding and conducting controlled propagation of rescued individuals from 3 populations (because of exceptional drought conditions); 2008 provided funding to NCWRC to expand the capacity for rescue, holding, ilfe history, and controlled propagation for population augmentations/reintroductions. 2009 continued surveys and life history and propagation studies; 2010 - obtained funding for developing in-vitro culture capabilities to try and improve juvenile production. 2012 - In-situ cage experiments in Fishing and Little Fishing Creeks to test the feasibility of augmentation by examining the survival and growth of juveniles.2014 - efforts underway to gain policy approval from NCWRC to conduct augmentation into Little Fishing Creek with captive individuals. 2015 - Augmentation of Little Fishing Creek site accomplished. 2016-2017 - continued monitoring of augmentation sites; additional augmentation sites on Fishing Creek added to recovery program.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 2 3 Meet with local governmental officials and business interests and elicit their support for recovery Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Soil Conservation Service , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, USFWS Regional Office 4, North Carolina Department of Environmental Management Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected This task will be continuous and on-going until species is delisted. Local government and other support was obtained through outreach efforts and helped in obtaining ORW for part of Swift Creek In 2011-2012, USFWS provided technical assistance to Tar River Land Conservancy for grant applications/proposals for land aquisition to benefit rare aquatics in the Upper Tar basin.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 2 4 Develop information and education program and present Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, USFWS Regional Office 4 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Task duration: 1 year to develop, then continuous. Worked with NCWRC and NC State Museum to develop and publish a NC mussel workbook and key; worked with several partners to develop a guide to assist local governments, landowners, and other in planning and implementing development and other land use activities while protecting sensitive aquatic resources.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 2 5 Develop and utilize cryopreservation techniques Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Contract , U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, USFWS Regional Office 4 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 2 6 Develop and implement a monitoring program Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Population Assessment, Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Reintroduction, Management: Population Monitoring Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Monitoring done by WRC in conjunction with Dr. Ashton Drew's project. In FY2015 initiation of augmentation project in Little Fishing Creek began. Over 600 individuals have been stocked, and will be monitored to assess re-capture. Additional stockings are planned for 2016.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 2 9 Consider use of land acquisition to protect the species Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, USFWS Regional Office 4 Acquisition: Easement, Acquisition: Management Agreement, Acquisition: Fee Title, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Land Use, Other: Information and Education Internal Technical Assistance 1998, entered into agreement (MOU) with major land owner (timber company) in upper Tar River watershed (Tar River and Swift, Little Fishing, Shocco Creek watersheds) for preservation of stream buffers; on-going efforts with TNC and conservation groups and agencies to acquire easements along streams supporting the species. 2010-2014 - Tar River Land Conservancy continues to work on high priority acquisitions for the species throughout its range, but focusing on Fishing Creek watershed.
Tar River Spinymussel RF(1) 4 Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office (919) 856-4520 Tar River spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana 3 7 Annually assess recovery program and modify program and plan where required Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife enhancement, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management: Planning Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Conducted yearly.