Document Type

Report

Publication Date

9-30-2008

First page number:

1

Last page number:

12

Abstract

Project 1. Relict Leopard Frog Monitoring, Management, and Research

  • Completion of translocation and augmentation efforts for 2008
  • Summer egg mass surveys completed
  • Coordination is ongoing to identify potential translocation sites near Moapa
  • Habitat improvements coordinated for Bighorn Sheep Spring
  • Annual Project Review Presentation provided to Clark County
  • All milestones and deliverables associated with the MSHCP project are on schedule

Project 2. Bald Eagle Winter Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Initial habitat suitability models and maps developed
  • Annual Project Review and Presentation given to Clark County
  • All MSHCP milestones and deliverables associated with this project are on schedule

Project 3. Peregrine Falcon Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Peregrine falcon monitoring for the 2008 season was completed
  • Efforts associated with habitat modeling are underway
  • Annual Project Review Presentation provided to Clark County
  • The 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 completed; habitat assessments underway
  • Surveys continuing at one site to better understand Le Contes’ thrasher breeding activity
  • Thrasher habitat modeling ongoing; coordination with UNLV biostatistician on-going
  • Compilation of historical location data for targeted songbird species continuing
  • Annual Project Review and Presentation given to Clark County
  • Project on schedule for all associated MSHCP milestones and deliverable

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-four surveys were conducted on eight intensively monitored sites on Lakes Mead and Mohave
  • Monitoring of snowy plover breeding sites was completed for this year

Project 7. Desert Bighorn Sheep Habitat Use Monitoring in Relation to Highway Development.

  • Data processing and field components completed for this project
  • Technical assistance not requested this quarter

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Desert Ecology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Monitoring

Language

English

Comments

Cooperative Agreement Number: H8R07060001

Task Agreement Number: J8R07060012

Signatures have been redacted for privacy and security measures.


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