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Mojave Desert I & M Network March 2012 Joint Technical Committee & Board of Director Meeting. Objectives. Update on MOJN I&M Staff and Partners MOJN I&M accomplishments & significant events Summary of FY 2012 Activities Discuss amendment to MOJN I&M Charter

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Mojave desert i m network march 2012 joint technical committee board of director meeting

Mojave Desert I & M Network March 2012Joint Technical Committee & Board of Director Meeting


Objectives

Objectives

  • Update on MOJN I&M Staff and Partners

  • MOJN I&M accomplishments & significant events

  • Summary of FY 2012 Activities

  • Discuss amendment to MOJN I&M Charter

  • Update on cross park-related projects

  • Provide overview of 3-Yr Start Up Review


Mojave desert i m network march 2012 joint technical committee board of director meeting

PWR

I & M

Penny Latham

GRBA

PARA

DEVA

LAKE

MOJA

MANZ

JOTR

MOJN

I & M

Program Manager

Nita Tallent

Data Management Team

SCEP

JanelBrackin

Veg Mapping Coordinator

Vacant

Admin Assistant

Ron Budde

Data Manager

Bob Truitt

GIS Specialist

Vacant

Aquatic

Physical Tech

Brian Schuetz

SCA

GIS DM

Tech

Brain

Seward

Ecologist

Jean Pan, PhD

SCEP

Bio Physical Tech

Michael

Brewer

5 month detail from Northeast Temperate Network

SCA

Field Tech

Jon

Jones

SCA

Field Tech

Mike

McCamman

SCA

Field Tech

Petra

Murdoch

SCA

Field Tech

Craig

Rowell

SCA

Field Tech

Heather Benedict

SCA

Field Tech

Ashlee

Popham


Mojave desert i m network march 2012 joint technical committee board of director meeting

Veg Mapping Coordinator

Vacant

(DEVA,MOJA, LAKE, GRBA, MANZ)

Tasha LaDoux (JOTR),

Mike Kearseley (GRBA)

Classification

NatureServe & California Native Plant Society & CDFG

AA

Logan Simpson Design

GIS

BOR

Mapping

Cogan Tech Inc.

AIS, Kass Green Associates, USGS

Because of Jeanne’s departure 2/12 implementation schedule may be set back 6 months.


Mojave desert i m network march 2012 joint technical committee board of director meeting

NPSpecies – 2nd Round Species List Recertification

Jennifer Stingelin Keefer

The Pennsylvania State University

Task ends 7/12. Goal to complete all taxa except plants at all parks.

Start new task in FY2012 to concentrate on plant lists and any outstanding flauna.


Mojave desert i m network march 2012 joint technical committee board of director meeting

Water Related Protocols

Geoff Moret

Univ. Idaho

Boulder City, NV

Vegetation Related Protocols

Jean Pan

Integrated Uplands

Jean Pan

Riparian Veg

Wendy Trowbridge

UNR, Reno, NV

Streams/

Lakes

Selected

Large

Springs

Arid Land Springs

Task ends 2012

Wendy Trowbridge departed as lead

Recruiting new cooperator

Soils

Invasive Plants S&T

UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

Donovan Craig

Left UNLV

And Task ends 1/2012

Recruit new cooperator

Weather and Climate

Vacant

Invasive Plants

Early Detection

UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

2012 Recruit

Cooperator


Mojave desert i m network march 2012 joint technical committee board of director meeting

*currently not in development


Mojave desert i m network march 2012 joint technical committee board of director meeting

FY 2012 Budget

Category:1_Income

Description$ Amount$$ SourceWhere $ WentComments

Vital Signs Monitoring Program$911,500.00I&M - Biol. Inventory $$

WRD-WQ Monitoring Program$74,593.00WRD - WQ Monitoring

NPS Veg Mapping Program$355,460.00Veg. Mapping Program

Death Valley National Park$4,683.17Park or Regional $$Veg Mapping Coordinator Salary

Lake Mead National Recreational Area$4,683.17Park or Regional $$Veg Mapping Coordinator Salary

Mojave National Preserve$4,683.17Park or Regional $$Veg Mapping Coordinator Salary

Great Basin National Park$4,683.17Park or Regional $$Veg Mapping Coordinator Salary

Subtotal$1,360,285.68


Fy2012 workplan

FY2012 Workplan

  • Salary  Total $605,599

    • Add SCEP Physical Tech GS-7 – Field Lead

    • Admin Assistant GS-6 (40 hr per wk.)

  • Agreements/Contracts

    • Weather and Climate

    • Water-related protocols

    • Integrated Uplands Implementation

    • Riparian Vegetation Agreement

    • Invasive Species Early Detection

    • Species List Re-Certification

    • Tech Editor/Science Communications

    • Botanist – IU Pilot

    • Vegetation Mapping

  • Equipment/Operations

  • Travel  (20K)

  • Other (i.e., training, safety) stay the same


Fy2012

FY2012


Fy 2011 2012

FY 2011-2012

  • 3-Yr Start up Review May 30 -31, 2012

  • Staffing: 4 FTE, 2 SCEPS, 2 FT Subject to Furlough, 7 SCA interns, 1 shared seasonal, Cooperator/Contract staff

  • Continued commitment to Safety & Communications

  • Data Management Contract (SAIC) – electronic field data collection & database development


Fy 2011 20121

FY 2011-2012

  • Species List Recertification

  • Progress on Vegetation Maps,

  • Streams & Lakes Protocol - accepted

  • Arid Land Springs Implementation

  • Selected Large Springs Protocol - submitted

  • Integrated Uplands Protocol - submitted

  • Implement Integrated Upland Pilot March – August 2012: logistics and test methods


Fy 2011 20122

FY 2011-2012

  • Permits – Arid Land Springs, IU, Weather and Snow Gauges

  • Quarterly Vegetation and Working Groups

  • Continue to support cross park related projects - NRCA and DEVA-Wilderness Character Study, as needed.

  • Weather and Climate - Install weather stations (DEVA (2), LAKE, GRBA, MOJA, PARA) and snow gauges (GRBA, PARA, DEVA)


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