U.S. FWS
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Conserving the Nature of America
Plan Name: Recovery Plan for the Great Lakes population of Piping Plovers
Plan Status: Final
Plan Date: 16-Sep-03
Lead Agency: USFWS
Lead Office: East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office (517) 351-2555
Species Action Priority # Action # Action Description Action Comments Implementation Activities
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.11 Coordinate survey, monitoring and management efforts in breeding range Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Management Agencies Management: General Species Expert Costs for travel to survey sites
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.12&1.21 Survey known, historic and potential breeding sites to locate breeding piping plovers Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Michigan Department of Natural Resources Research: Population Surveys Internal Technical Assistance
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.13 Identify survey coordinators and survey sites for other Great Lakes states and Ontario Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Management Agencies, Canadian Wildlife Service Management: General Species Expert Initial cost to identify sites and coordinators; additional costs contingent on number of areas to be surveyed and existence of other funding.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.14&1.15 Develop standard, range wide monitoring and reporting protocol; develop guidelines and conduct annual training workshops for seasonal piping plover monitors Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Michigan Department of Natural Resources Management: General Species Expert Initial cost to develop protocol and produce manuals.Cost included in tasks 1.221, 1.222
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.16 Continue to support a coordinator to oversee data collection, maintain databases, analyze field data and disseminate results Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: General Graduate Student
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.17 Develop agreements with private landowners and townships to allow monitoring and management efforts on private and municipal lands Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies, The Nature Conservancy Management: Land Use Internal Administrative
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.18 Develop and implement protection guidelines for unoccupied or historic breeding habitat on state and Federal lands via MOU/MOA Planned FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Management Agencies, Canadian Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 1.19 Organize and train volunteers to patrol nesting areas Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Other: Information and Education Volunteer
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.221&1.223 Protect nests with predator exclosures and signs/fencing; enforce dog leash laws Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Forest Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Michigan Department of Natural Resources Management: Predator and Competitor Control Internal Technical Assistance
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.222 Protect nests with predator exclosures and signs/fencing; enforce dog leash laws Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies Management: Predator and Competitor Control Internal Technical Assistance Assess need for predator removal annually. Final costs contingent on areas and numbers of predators
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 1.224 Evaluate current use of vehicle blockades on public and privately owned land with piping plovers Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Forest Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Michigan Department of Natural Resources Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Enhancement of vehicle blockades will incur additional cost contingent on need
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.225 Implement predator control efforts in areas where likelihood of predation on piping plover adults and chicks is high Ongoing Current FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Michigan Department of Natural Resources Management: Predator and Competitor Control Internal Technical Assistance Assess need for predator removal and in certain circumstances and under certain conditions carry out predator removal.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.226 Implement merlin trapping program utilizing members of the Michigan Hawking Club Ongoing Current FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Predator and Competitor Control Volunteer In this program, members of the Michigan Hawking Club (licensed falconers) live trap merlins (Falco columbarius) that pose a threat to piping plovers. This non-lethal control can help protect vital piping plover breeding areas.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.31 Identify and update essential habitat in Great Lakes region Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected $5K each year for breeding; $3K for updates every 3 years after FY07.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.32 Work to minimize development and encourage activities that prevent degradation or destruction of essential habitat on public lands in the breeding range Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Michigan Department of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Management Agencies, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States Coast Guard Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert Costs for FY4, FY5, FY 6 through 8 contingent on number of development projects
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 1.33 Protect breeding population&FRom oil spills in Great Lakes waterways Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Wildlife Management Agencies, Canadian Wildlife Service Management: Other Species Expert FY4, FY5, FY6 through 8 dependent on occurrence and magnitude of spills
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 1.341&1.342 Incorporate protection of breeding areas into land use plans and existing permitting processes; develop HCP guidelines Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 1.35&2.23 Assess and foster compatibility of Great Lakes and wintering management with efforts that benefit other threatened and endangered species Partially Complete Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Management Agencies, The Nature Conservancy Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Technical Assistance
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 1.361 Control vegetation and conduct cobble nourishment at marginal breeding sites when and where appropriate Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Management Agencies, The Nature Conservancy Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Field Assistance Costs outlined for habitat enhancement only; habitat acquisition will incur additional costs depending on habitat to be purchased.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 1.362&2.24 Purchase habitat (breeding and wintering) and increase protection through conservation easements, deed restrictions, etc. Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies, The Nature Conservancy Acquisition: General Internal Administrative FY4, FY5, FY6 ,FY7, through 8 cost dependent on number and area of purchases. Potential costs could exceed 2 million dollars.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 2.11 Create a Wintering Grounds Coordination Group to organize protection efforts on piping plovers wintering range Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies Other Species Expert Functional group in operation
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 2.12 Organize winter surveys to locate banded birds and identify key wintering areas for the Great Lakes population Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies Research: Population Surveys Volunteer, Species Expert
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 2.13 Monitor wintering populations at sites with sightings of birds banded in the Great Lakes Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies Other: Information and Education Volunteer, Species Expert
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 2.14 Reduce disturbance to piping plovers at wintering sites by humans and pets Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies Management: General Internal Field Assistance Costs shared by Atlantic Recovery plan
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 2.15 Protect wintering populations&FRom oil spills Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Coastal Regulatory Agencies, State Wildlife Management Agencies, United States Coast Guard Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY4, FY5, FY6 through 8 contingent on number and magnitude of oil spills
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 2.16 Identify and reduce additional threats to winter populations Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, State Wildlife Management Agencies Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Field Assistance
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 2.21 Identify and update essential wintering habitat Complete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected $10K for wintering; $3K for updates every 3 years after FY07.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 2.22 Work to minimize impacts of development and encourage activities that will prevent degradation or destruction of essential wintering habitat Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States Coast Guard Management: General Internal Technical Assistance FY4, FY5, FY6 through 8 contingent on number of development projects
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 3.2 Target birding groups to locate migrating piping plovers Ongoing Current FY 2011 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Region, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Research: Migration Volunteer Additional costs for site protection, depending on number and magnitude of sites and threats.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 3.3 Identify and reduce threats to habitat and migrating piping plovers at key migration sites Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Management Agencies, Canadian Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected Additional costs for site protection, depending on number and magnitude of sites and threats.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 4.1 Continue to study survival, recruitment, dispersal, and ecology by color-banding Great Lakes population Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Demographic Studies Species Expert Re-evaluate need for continued banding after 2005; expenses are for travel and may be shared with tasks 1.21 and 1.221 if bander is involved in monitoring and management.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 4.211 Study biotic and abiotic factors that influence nesting densities Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 4.212 Quantify factors limiting piping plover use of current and historic breeding sites Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, National Park Service, State Wildlife Management Agencies Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student, Species Expert
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 4.22 Investigate relationship of brood home range size to biotic and abiotic factors Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 4.3 Quantify factors limiting piping plover use of current and historic breeding sites Ongoing Current FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Habitat Requirements Species Expert
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 4.41 Continue to investigate winter distribution Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student Began in 2001.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 4.42 Characterize physical characteristics of wintering habitat Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 4.43 Determine spatial and temporal use of wintering habitat by piping plovers with focus on sites known to be used by Great Lakes population Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., State Wildlife Management Agencies Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 4.51 Analyze contaminant residues in salvaged eggs and carcasses Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Environmental Contaminants Species Expert Cost contingent on number of samples and level of analysis.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 4.52 Analyze contaminant levels in prey at known wintering sites for Great Lakes population Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System Acquisition Labor type not yet selected
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 4.53 Determine if registered pesticide use poses threat to breeding or wintering piping plovers or food base Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected FY05-07 cost to compile data and produce reports.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 4.6 Investigate genetic variation within the Great Lakes population and among the three breeding populations Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Genetics Graduate Student
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 4.7 Refine population viability models as new data become available Ongoing Current FY 2005 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Demographic Studies Graduate Student Contingent on availability of data.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 5.1 Develop and promote seasonal natural history programs for state parks and National Lakeshore users in Great Lakes region Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Management Agencies Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 5.2 Conduct landowner contact and education programs to promote awareness of status and threats to piping plovers Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., The Nature Conservancy Management: Other Internal Field Assistance
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 5.3 Make educational presentations to citizen groups in communities in or near piping plover habitat Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Information and Education Species Expert
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 5.4 Prepare several press releases annually to apprise the public of the piping plovers special status, biology and management Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Information and Education Species Expert
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 5.5 Evaluate and improve current educational materials and methods of distributing them Ongoing Current Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 5.51 Develop, create and distribute educational and outreach materials (Great Lakes Piping Plover brochure) Ongoing Current FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Information and Education Species Expert Design a new Great Lakes Piping Plover brochure for education and outreach in partnership with the Detroit Zoo. Distribute this brochure to partners and to the public.
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 5.6 Design a piping plover sign appropriate for use on privately-owned land Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 FY 2000 - FY 2004 Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Other: Information and Education Internal Field Assistance
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 5.7 Evaluate and improve educational opportunities and materials in zoos Not Started Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 6.1 Identify similar or overlapping conservation efforts by other agencies to reduce redundancy and increase complementarity Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Management Agencies and Other Cooperators: This designation includes other local land management agencies (e.g., municipal and county governments), conservation organizations and land trusts (e.g., Little Traverse Conservancy, local and National Audubon Societies, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory), and private individuals that own or manage piping plover wintering or breeding habitat or assist in protection efforts., The Nature Conservancy Management: General Species Expert
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 6.2 Create regional interagency task forces to develop funding initiatives for recovery efforts on wintering and breeding grounds Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 1 7.1 Develop criteria for use of population augmentation strategies on the Great Lakes population Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, Research Institutions, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Other Species Expert This task should not divert funding&FRom tasks aimed at protecting the wild population or reproductive success
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 2 7.241&7.242 Re-evaluate the role of zoos in piping plover conservation efforts through annual review of zoo section 10 permits; Coordinate with AZA and appropriate zoos in development of desired elements of captive breeding, rearing, or other population augmentation strategies Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Planning Species Expert
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 3 8 Review progress toward recovery and revise recovery tasks Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Wildlife Management Agencies Management: General Species Expert