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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
Rees, M. N.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sensitive Wildlife Species Monitoring and Analysis: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2008.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/pli_lake_mead_wildlife/15