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Project 1. Relict Leopard Frog Monitoring, Management, and Research
- Translocation program completed this quarter at current active translocation sites.
- Egg mass surveys at Blue Point Spring conducted approximately weekly; two additional egg massed collected from site for head-starting.
- Frogs released at Blue Point and Rogers from egg masses collected at Blue Point in March and April, further augmentations planned.
- Spring nocturnal surveys completed.
- Coordination for potential translocation sites on BLM lands ongoing.
- Habitat improvements coordinated and conducted at one new translocation site on BLM lands in the Gold Butte; site received frogs in April.
- All milestones and deliverables associated with the MSHCP project are on schedule.
Project 2. Bald Eagle Winter Monitoring and Evaluation
- Work progressing on assessment to quantify habitat selection; associated literature reviews and preliminary statistical analyses underway.
- All MSHCP milestones and deliverables associated with this project are on schedule.
Project 3. Peregrine Falcon Monitoring and Evaluation
- Peregrine falcon monitoring for this season is nearing completion with 137 surveys conducted at 34 different sites.
- The associated MSHCP projects are on schedule for all milestones and deliverables.
Project 4. Assessment of Six Covered and Three Evaluation Bird Species
- Field surveys of four intensive area search plots to meet MSHCP project requirements completed; habitat assessments of sites underway.
- Surveys continuing at one intensive area site to better understand Le Contes’ thrasher breeding activity.
- Thrasher habitat modeling ongoing; meetings with UNLV biostatistician conducted.
- Data-mining to determine historical locations for targeted songbird species is progressing.
- Project on schedule for all associated MSHCP milestones and deliverables.
Project 5. Desert Tortoise Monitoring and Management.
- Efforts for this project have been completed under this task agreement (as modified).
Project 6. Shorebird Monitoring on Lakes Mead and Mohave
- Twenty-one surveys of monitored sites on Lakes Mead and Mohave were conducted.
- Monitoring of snowy plover breeding sites initiated in May.
Project 7. Desert Bighorn Sheep Habitat Use Monitoring in Relation to Highway Development.
- Efforts to retrieve GPS collars have been essentially completed.
- Technical assistance not required this quarter, but a meeting has been tentatively scheduled for this next quarter to determine final products.
Bald eagle--Geographical distribution; Bighorn sheep--Behavior; Desert tortoise--Protection; Empidonax traillii; Falco peregrinus; Gopherus agassizii; Habitat (Ecology)--Protection; Haliaeetus leucocephalus; Ovis canadensis; Peregrine falcon--Habitat; Southwestern willow flycatcher; United States--Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Wildlife monitoring
Desert Ecology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Monitoring
Rees, M. N.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sensitive Wildlife Species Monitoring and Analysis: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2008.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/pli_lake_mead_wildlife/12