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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




Cooperative Agreement Number: H8R07060001

Task Agreement Number: J8R07060012

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