Document Type

Report

Publication Date

12-31-2009

First page number:

1

Last page number:

12

Abstract

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

  • All milestones and deliverables are on schedule
  • Fall surveys at all sites have been completed
  • Mark-recapture surveys scheduled for fall were completed
  • Short-term habitat improvements at two sites were conducted
  • RLFCT meeting was hosted
  • Draft annual report was written and presented at the RLFCT meeting

Project 2. Bald Eagle Winter Monitoring and Evaluation

  • All milestones and deliverables are on schedule
  • An annual project review presentation was given to Clark County
  • A draft final report was written and submitted to Clark County
  • All data for this project was transferred to the County in November
  • Although no longer an MSHCP funded project, we are coordinating the annual eagle count scheduled for January 11, 2010

Project 3. Peregrine Falcon Monitoring and Evaluation

  • All milestones and deliverables are on schedule
  • The field monitoring components of this project have been completed
  • Data summary, analysis, and write-ups are currently being conducted

Project 4. Assessment of Six Covered and Three Evaluation Bird Species

  • ·All milestones and deliverables are on schedule
  • ·Targeted historical field surveys began this quarter
  • ·Historic geospatial analysis was initiated
  • ·Draft conceptual models were completed and submitted to Clark County
  • ·Habitat modeling of the nine bird species has been a major focus of recent efforts

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

  • Field efforts under the shorebird project have been completed
  • Data summary and analysis for the final report are currently being conducted

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

  • Data processing and field components have been completed under this task agreement

Other Activities

  • A full-time post-doctorate researcher was hired to assist with habitat modeling to assess covered and evaluation bird species

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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