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

  • Translocation field season has begun; eggs have been collected, tadpoles are being reared and some tadpoles have been released to an existing translocation site
  • Egg mass surveys for the season have been completed
  • Nocturnal surveys have begun
  • Sampling for the amphibian chytrid fungus conducted at multiple sites
  • Data transferal to County conducted this quarter
  • A modified annual work plan and timeline was provided for delivery to the County
  • All milestones and deliverables associated with the MSHCP project are on schedule

Project 2. Bald Eagle Winter Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Winter bald eagle count successfully conducted
  • Data successfully transferred to County
  • An updated timeline and work plan provided to transferal to County
  • All MSHCP milestones and deliverables are on schedule

Project 3. Peregrine Falcon Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Extended monthly observations on resident peregrine falcon non-breeding activity at five territories was completed this quarter
  • Peregrine falcon monitoring of 2009 breeding activities initiated
  • A draft habitat suitability model has been used to guide exploratory surveys for previously unknown breeding areas, five additional breeding sites were identified
  • Data associated with monitoring and preliminary habitat modeling and assessment has been organized, quality assured, and provide to NPS for transfer to the County
  • The MSHCP projects are on schedule for all milestones and deliverables

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

  • Data from 2008 intensive area surveys and habitat assessments transferred to County
  • Thrasher habitat modeling nearing completion and we are working on the final report.
  • Compilation of historical location data for targeted songbird species mostly completed this quarter.
  • Field surveys initiated for targeted species at historical sites
  • Project is 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 at eight intensively monitored sites on Lakes Mead and Mohave
  • Preliminary results were presented at two professional meetings

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

  • Data processing and field components completed for this project
  • No efforts on this project were requested this quarter


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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