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
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 2 1.1 Survey small uninhabited islands. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2020 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Research: Population Surveys Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance New surveys should take place within potential ocurrence sites.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 2 1.2 Survey known populations to determine density and distribution. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2021 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Federal Agencies, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, USFWS Regional Office 4, Other Research: Population Surveys Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Updated surveys were completed after Hurricane Maria (2017) in PR and USVI cay. More surveys are planned.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 2 1.3 Perform periodic surveys to determine population trends. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2021 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Federal Agencies, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Population Assessment, Research: Population Surveys Labor type not yet selected Updated surveys suggest declines. Trends were suggested for all population in the 2018 SSA.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 2 2 Life history studies. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2021 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, USFWS Research, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Demographic Studies Species Expert New research changes taxonomy to Chilabothrus granti. Additional genetics samples will be taken as possible.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 2 3.1 Develop public education programs. Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Federal Agencies, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, USFWS Regional Office 4 Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Administrative The species has been integrated into the Service educational program.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 2 3.2 Develop cohesive recovery plans with local jurisdictions. Complete FY 2010 FY 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Federal Agencies, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management, Other, Research Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance DPNR was awarded a grant to write a local Recovery Plan, Status is unkonwn.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 2 3.3.1 Determine effects of feral cats and mongooses on habitat and populations. Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2016 Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, USFWS Research, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Predation Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Last publication on this topics was in 2004.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 2 3.3.2 Control or eradicate feral animals. Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2021 Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Federal Agencies, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, USFWS Regional Office 4, Virgin Islands Bureau of Environmental Enforcement Management: Predator and Competitor Control Species Expert, Contract, Internal Administrative One cay has been reinvaded by rats. There is potential to eradicate on that cay and other potential sites for reintrodeuction.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 3 4.1 Evaluate populations for removal of boas for transplant. Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2021 Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Federal Agencies, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Population Assessment, Management: Reintroduction Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative USVI cay was evaluated and VI boas were taken from that population by NC Zoo for a captive population. Other population will be evaluated for the same purpose.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 3 4.2.1 Determine potential reintroduction sites. Planned Prior to FY 1995 FY 2020 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources Research: Reintroduction Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative Some areas have been suggested in reports and literature. However, reintroduction sites will be selected during FY 20.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 3 4.2.2 Acquire use of sites. Not Started Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Federal Agencies, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, USFWS Regional Office 4 Acquisition Volunteer Types of acquisitions to be determined from future surveys.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 3 4.3.1 Determine captive breeding methodology. Complete Prior to FY 1995 Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, USFWS Research, USFWS Regional Office 4 Research: Dietary Studies, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Propagation Volunteer, Species Expert Toledo Zoo developed a husbandry manual for the VI boa and has demonstrated plenty experience in captive breeding on VI boa.
Virgin Islands Tree Boa Recovery Plan F 4 Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office (787) 851-7297 Virgin Islands tree boa Epicrates monensis granti 3 4.3.2 Implement captive breeding and introduction of boas. Ongoing Current FY 2017 FY 2021 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Division, Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife, USFWS Research, USFWS Regional Office 4 Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative NC Zoo has a permit for the USVI population and is ammending their permit to include PR. Funds were secured for the VI boa captive breeding recovery initiative.