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

  • All milestones and deliverables associated with the MSHCP project are on schedule
  • Completion of 2008 monitoring survey efforts
  • Coordination is ongoing to identify potential translocation sites, including assisting efforts to identify a potential site in the western Grand Canyon
  • RLFCT meeting hosted and minutes of meeting drafted
  • Annual report provided to RLFCT, final draft in review
  • Sampling for the amphibian chytrid fungus conducted at many sites

Project 2. Bald Eagle Winter Monitoring and Evaluation

  • All MSHCP milestones and deliverables are on schedule
  • Planning and coordination of the 2009 Eagle Count conducted
  • Pre-survey completed of one of the standard survey routes

Project 3. Peregrine Falcon Monitoring and Evaluation

  • The MSHCP projects are on schedule for all milestones and deliverables
  • Conceptual models provided to Clark County
  • Efforts continue to monitor off-season territory behavior at several sites

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

  • Project is on schedule for all associated MSHCP milestones and deliverable
  • Quality assurance completed for data from 2008 intensive area surveys
  • Habitat assessments of the four 2008 intensive survey areas completed
  • Surveys continuing at one site to better understand Le Contes’ thrasher breeding activity
  • Thrasher habitat modeling ongoing; consultations held with UNLV biostatisticians and with a habitat modeling specialist at USGS
  • Compilation of historical location data for targeted songbird species continuing and nearing completion. Planning for targeted surveys initiated.

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

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

  • Data processing and field components completed for this project
  • A meeting was conducted by Mr. Haley which included personnel from NPS, UNLV/PLI, USGS and NDOW to discuss potential products and further efforts


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

Signatures have been redacted for privacy and security measures.