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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service . Regional and Local Bog Turtle Update Noelle Rayman Sandie Doran New York Field Office May 14, 2014. Recovery Plan…. Northern Population Recovery Objective Delist Recovery Criteria Secure at least 185 populations in 5 RUs

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    1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional and Local Bog Turtle Update Noelle Rayman Sandie Doran New York Field Office May 14, 2014

    2. Recovery Plan… • Northern Population • Recovery Objective • Delist • Recovery Criteria • Secure at least 185 populations in 5 RUs • Monitor at 5-yr intervals over 25-yr period • Collection no longer a threat • Long-term habitat dynamics are sufficiently understood

    3. Recovery Actions.. 1. Protect known populations using existing regulations • To date, we are: • Screening projects to determine potential impacts • Working with project applicants to avoid and minimize direct and indirect effects • Improving GIS data • Improve modeling of potential habitat

    4. Recovery Actions.. 2. Secure long-term protection of populations • To date, we are: • In each RU, identifying and prioritizing sites for conservation efforts • Working with NRCS WRP – conservation easements • Working with project sponsors to consider conservation easements • Acquiring lands

    5. Recovery Actions.. 3. Conduct surveys at known, historical and potential habitat • To date, we are/have: • Developing a model to identify potential habitat • Developed standardized monitoring protocols/database • Developed standardized survey protocol • Recommending the use of qualified surveyors

    6. Recovery Actions.. 4. Investigate genetic variability • To date, we are/have: • Determined viable population size • Investigated relatedness of populations – some work has been done for both the LPPRU and HHRU in NY

    7. Recovery Actions.. 5. Reintroduce to areas extirpated or removed • To date, we are/have: • Nothing planned at the moment

    8. Recovery Actions.. 6. Manage and maintain habitat • To date, we are/have: • Identified low risk methods to restore habitat – especially for grazing and invasive/woody species management • Restored habitat on private and state lands

    9. Recovery Actions.. 7. Manage extant populations • To date, we are/have: • Determined size of viable populations • Developed consistent survey protocols • Assessing health of populations • Assessing predation impacts at sites • Identifying and prioritizing sites for management

    10. Recovery Actions.. 8. Conduct effective law enforcement program • To date, we are/have: • Working with law enforcement to alert them of collection threat

    11. Recovery Actions.. 9. Develop effective outreach and education • To date, we are/have: • Working with municipalities and project sponsors to avoid and minimize impacts • Conduct trainings • Developing NYFO Best Management Practices • Outreach – NYFO blog and facebook page • https://www.facebook.com/pages/USFWS-New-York-Field-Office/487645797995548 • http://usfwsnortheast.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/hailing-from-the-new-york-field-office/

    12. Additional New York Efforts and Future Plans… • Assisting with 5-Year Review • Holding monthly calls/periodic meeting • Continued updates to surveyor list • General training to agencies and consultants • Continue to update subunit plans • Conduct trapping at hard to detect sites • Target new landowners