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Annual MSHCP Progress Report Symposia

Each year the Desert Conservation Program (DCP) hosts a symposium to highlight progress made to date on Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) projects.  Presentations and agendas for upcoming and recent symposia are below.

 

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2020 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium 

The DCP symposium for 2020 has been cancelled.   

  

2019 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium

  Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Program Overview  (Jodi Bechtel, DCP)

  Public Information, Education and Outreach  (Heather Green, DCP) 

  Riparian Properties Update  (Caryn Wright, DCP)

  Vegetation Management on MSHCP Properties  (Curt Deuser, National Park Service)

  Small Mammals of the Boulder City Conservation Easement (BCCE)  (Danny Rakestraw, BEC Environmental, Inc.)

  Relict Leopard Frog Conservation, Planning and Implementation  (Rebeca Rivera and Jef Jaeger, UNLV)

  Bird Surveys on MSHCP Properties  (Justin Streit, SWCA Environmental Consultants)

  Protecting Wildlife Habitat in Gold Butte National Monument  (Robert Ghiglieri, Nevada Division of Minerals)

  Tortoise Monitoring  (Terry Christopher, Great Basin Institute)

  Desert Tortoise Occupancy  (Scott Cambrin and Seth Harju)

  The Shape of Things to Come: a Window into Desert Tortoise Connectivity in an Increasingly Urban World                         (Kirsten Dutcher, Jill Heaton and Ken Nussear, UNR)

  Predator and Prey Dynamics in the BCCE: The Ecology and Population Dynamics of Black-tailed Jackrabbits (Lepus californicus) and Coyotes (Canis latrans) with Implications for the Desert Tortoise  (Matthew Simes, Todd Esque and Kathy Lonshore, USGS)

  Species Distribution Modeling, Phase II - 17 Additional Species  (Ken Nussear, UNR)

  Clark County Multiple Species Conservation Plan Amendment Update  (Patricia Valcarcel, WRA)

 Updates from the Science Advisory Panel - What have we been doing for the last 4 years?  (Tarita Harju, Alta Sciences and Engineering, Inc.)

 

2018 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                                   back to the top^

The DCP held the 2018 symposium on Wednesday, August 15th at the Clark County Development Services Building, 4701 W. Russell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118  - Presentation Room.   We would like to thank the presenters and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments.

The agenda included several presentations by DCP staff members, contractors and agency partners.  Copies of all presentations and videos may be found below.  Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports.  Many of the presenting projects also report their progress on a quarterly basis and upon completion will provide a final project report.

  Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Program Overview  (Marci Henson, DCP)

  Public Information, Education and Outreach  (Heather Green, DCP)

  Relict Leopard Frog Conservation Planning and Implementation  (Jef Jaeger & Rebeca Rivera, UNLV)

  Vegetation Management on the Muddy River Reserve Properties  (Curt Deuser, NPS) 

  Bird Surveys on MSHCP Riparian Properties  (Justin Streit, SWCA Environmental Consultants)

  Boulder City Conservation Easement  (Stefanie Ferrazzano, DCP)

  Biodiversity Hotspots, Desert Tortoise Survival and Desert Tortoise Occupancy  (Serth Harju, Heron Ecological, LLC.)  

  Desert Tortoise Monitoring  (Terry Christopher, Great Basin Institute)

  The Shape of Things to Come: a Window into Desert Tortoise Connectivity in a Changing Landscape  (Kirsten Dutcher & Jill  Heaton, University of Nevada Reno)

  Predator-Prey Dynamics in the Boulder City Conservation Easement  (Matthew Simes, Todd Esque & Kathy Longshore, USGS)

  The Three R's of Conservation  (Jocelyn Aycrigg, University of Idaho)

  Permit Amendment Update  (Ken Sanchez, WRA)

  Adaptive Management Program  (Scott Cambrin, DCP)

 

2017 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                                   back to the top^

The DCP held the 2017 symposium on Monday, August 28th at the Clark County Development Services Building, 4701 W. Russell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118  - Presentation Room.  We would like to thank the presenters and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments.

The agenda included several presentations by DCP staff members, contractors and agency partners.  Copies of all presentations and videos may be found below.  Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports.  Many of the presenting projects also report their progress on a quarterly basis and upon completion will provide a final project report.

2017 Presentations

  Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Program Overview  (Marci Henson, DCP)

  Approach and Progress on Species Modeling for Clark County Covered Species Analysis Support  (Ken Nussear, Southwest  Ecology)

  Public Information, Education and Outreach  (Heather Green, DCP)

  Boulder City Conservation Easement Weed Survey  (Curt Deuser, NPS)

  Vegetation Management on the Muddy River Reserve Properties  (Curt Deuser, NPS)

  Overview of Fundamental River Functions  (Chris Rasmussen, Eco Mainstream Contracting, LLC & Terragraphics)

  Riparian Properties  (Caryn Wright, DCP)

  Relict Leopard Frog Conservation Planning and Implementation  (Jef Jaeger & Rebeca Rivera, UNLV)

  Bird Surveys on MSHCP Riparian Properties  (Justin Streit, SWCA Environmental Consultants)

  Boulder City Conservation Easement  (Stefanie Ferrazzano, DCP)

  Desert Tortoise Occupancy Sampling  (John Ellis, Knight & Leavitt Associates)

  Desert Tortoise Predation Study - Phase 2  (William Boarman, Ph.D.)

  Desert Tortoise Monitoring  (Terry Christopher, Great Basin Institute)

  Drones and Trail Cameras  (Bob Jannarone, Brainlike, Inc.)

 Adaptive Management Program  (Scott Cambrin, DCP)

 

2016 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                                   back to the top^

The DCP held the 2016 symposium on August 23rd at the Clark County Development Services Building, 4701 W. Russell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118  - Presentation Room.  We would like to thank the presenters and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments.

The agenda included several presentations by DCP staff members, contractors and agency partners.  Copies of all presentations and videos may be found below.  Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports.  Many of the presenting projects also report their progress on a quarterly basis and upon completion will provide a final project report.

2016 Presentations

  Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Program Overview  (Marci Henson, DCP)

  Riparian Properties  (Tina Mozelewski, DCP)

  Relict Leopard Frog Conservation Planning and Implementation  (Jef Jaeger, UNLV)

  Vegetation Management on the Muddy River Reserve Properties  (Curt Deuser, NPS)

  Public Information, Education and Outreach  (Heather Green, DCP)

  Desert Tortoise Predation Study - Phase 2  (William Boarman, Ph.D.)

  BCCE Informative Video  (Lora Hendrickson & Enrique Villar, Radioactive Productions)

  Boulder City Conservation Easement  (Lee Bice, DCP)

  Vegetation Data for Desert Tortoise Occupancy Covariate Monitoring  (John Ellis, Knight & Leavitt Associates)

  Desert Tortoise Occupancy Sampling  (Crystal Cogar, Knight & Leavitt Associates)

  Desert Tortoise Monitoring  (Terry Christopher, Great Basin Institute)

  Methods for Quantifying the Functionality of Wildlife Habitat  (Seth Harju, Heron Ecological)

  Permit Amendment  (Kimberley Jenkins, DCP)

  Approach and Progress on Species Modeling for Clark County Covered Species Analysis Support  (Ken Nussear, Southwest Ecology)

  Adaptive Management Program  (Scott Cambrin, DCP)

 

2015 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                                   back to the top^

The DCP held the 2015 symposium on August 13th at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV. The DCP's Science Advisor (Robert Sutter, Enduring Conservation Outcomes (ECO) and Mary Peters, MBP Consulting) have provided written comments on all the presentations. We would like to thank the presenters and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments.

The agenda included several presentations by DCP staff members, contractors and agency partners and a poster session during the breaks. Copies of all presentations and videos may be found below. Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports. Many of the presenting projects also report their progress on a quarterly basis and upon completion will provide a final project report.

2015 Presentations

  Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Program Overview  (Marci Henson, DCP)

  Riparian Properties  (Liz Bickmore, DCP)

  Using a Geotechnical Assessment to Guide Riparian Restoration, Muddy River Reserve  (Glen Leverich, Stillwater Sciences)

  Relict Leopard Frog Conservation, Finishing almost Five Years of Implementation  (Rebeca Rivera & Jef Jaeger, UNLV; Ross  Haley, National Park Service; & Jon Sjoberg, NDOW)

  Clark County BCCE Weed Sentry Project  (Timothy Federal, National Park Service)

  Public Information & Education  (Heather Green, DCP)

  Off-Highway Vehicle Education  (Lora Hendrickson & Enrique Villar, Radioactive Productions)

  Boulder City Conservation Easement  (Lee Bice, DCP)

  Vegetation Data for Desert Tortoise Occupancy Covariate Monitoring at the Boulder City Conservation Easement  (Hermi Hiatt, Knight & Leavitt Associates)

  Desert Tortoise Occupancy Sampling  (Crystal Cogar, Knight & Leavitt Associates)

  Desert Tortoise Monitoring  (Terry Christopher, Great Basin Institute)

  Desert Tortoise Habitat  (Thomas O'Toole, Springs Preserve)

  Permit Amendment  (Kimberley Jenkins, DCP)

 Adaptive Management Program  (Scott Cambrin, DCP)

 

2014 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                                   back to the top^

The DCP held the 2014 symposium on August 21st at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV.  The DCP's Science Advisor (Robert Sutter, Enduring Conservation Outcomes (ECO) and Mary Peters, MBP Consulting) have provided written comments on all the presentations.  We would like to thank the presenters and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments. 

The agenda included several presentations by DCP staff members, contractors and agency partners and a poster session during the breaks.  Copies of all presentations and posters may be found below.  Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports.  Many of the presenting projects also report their progress on a quarterly basis and upon completion will provide a final project report.

  Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Program Overview  (Marci Henson, DCP)

  Adaptive Management Program (Scott Cambrin, DCP)

  Boulder City Conservation Easement (Lee Bice, DCP)

  Desert Tortoise Predation Study (Larry Mata, DCP)

  Public Information and Outreach (Heather Green, DCP)

  Riparian Reserves and Property Acquisition Activities (Liz Bickmore, DCP)

  Boulder City Conservation Easement Weed Sentry (Curt Deuser, National Park Service)

  Desert Tortoise Habitat Modeling (Ken Nussear, USGS)

  Desert Tortoise Occupancy Sampling (Sean Milne, Newfields)

  Eldorado Desert Tortoise Monitoring (Kirsten Dutcher, Great Basin Institute)

  Mormon Mesa Restoration Plan (Bruce Orr, Stillwater Sciences)

  Overview of the Occupancy Covariate Sampling Projects (Rob Sutter, Science Adivisor, ECO)

  Relict Leopard Frog Conservation (Jef Jaeger, National Park Service)

  Vegetation Data for Desert Tortoise Occupancy Covariate Monitoring (John Ellis, KLA)

 

  MSHCP Land Disturbance

  Desert Tortoise Occupancy Sampling on the Boulder City Conservation Easement  

  MSHCP Public Information and Education  

 

 

2013 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                                   back to the top^

The DCP held the 2013 symposium on August 22nd at the Clark County Government Center, 500 So. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV.   The DCP's Science Advisor (Robert Sutter, Enduring Conservation Outcomes and Mary Peters, MBP Consulting) will also provide written comments on all of the presentations.  We thank the presenters and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments.

The agenda included several presentations by DCP staff members, contractors and agency partners and a poster session during the breaks.  Copies of all presentations and posters may be found below. Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports.  Many of the presenting projects also report their progress on a quarterly basis, and upon completion will provide a final project report

2013 Presentations 

  Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan Overview  (Marci Henson, DCP)  

  Boulder City Conservation Easement  (Marci Henson, DCP)  

  Adaptive Management Program  (Lee Bice, DCP)  

  Public Information & Education  (Jodi Bechtel, DCP)  

  Desert Tortoise Activity  (Jodi Bechtel, DCP)  

  Tortoise Occupancy Project  (Liz Bickmore, DCP)  

  Muddy and Virgin River Reserves and Property Acquisition  (Liz Bickmore, DCP) 

  Muddy River Weed Management  project 2011-NPS-915A (Curt Deuser, National Park Service) 

  Developing Habitat Models and Monitoring Techniques for Nine Bird Species of Clark County  project 2005-GBBO-581  (Elisabeth Ammon, Great Basin Bird Observatory) 

  Relict Leopard Frog Conservation  project 2009-NPS-810A  (Rebecca Rivera, University of Nevada, Las Vegas) 

  Boulder City Conservation Easement with Proposed Solar Developments & Proposed Transmission Terminal Site 

  Desert Tortoise Occupancy and Habitat Covariates Sampling Pilot Study  

  MSHCP Exempt Acres Audit  

  MSHCP Implementation Database   

  MSHCP Public Information and Education   

 Riparian Property Acquisition  

 

2012 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                         back to the top^        

The DCP held the 2012 symposium on August 16 at the Clark County Government Center, 500 Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV.  We would like to thank The Nature Conservancy for coordinating four peer reviewers who will provide the DCP with written comments on many of the presentations.  The peer reviewers in 2012 were Tanya Anderson and Dr. Louis Provencher of The Nature Conservancy in Nevada, Hermi Hiatt, and Dr. Tara de Queiroz.  The Science Advisor to the MSHCP will also provide written comments on many of the presentations; they are Robert Sutter, Enduring Conservation Outcomes and Mary Peters, MBP Consulting. We thank the peer reviewers and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments.

The agenda included several presentations by DCP staff members, contractors and agency partners and a poster session during the breaks.  Copies of all presentations and posters may be found below. Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports.  Many of the presenting projects also report their progress on a quarterly basis, and upon completion will provide a final project report

2012 Presentations 

  Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan Overview and Progress Report  (Marci Henson, DCP) 

  Adaptive Management Program Progress Report  (Sue Wainscott & Lee Bice, DCP) 

  Boulder City Conservation Easement Update  (John Tennert & John Brekke, DCP) 

  Assessment of Post-Fire Rehabilitation of Desert Tortoise Habitat  project 2009-USGS-808A (Lesley A. DeFalco & Sara J. Scoles-Sciulla, US Geological Survey, Western Ecological Survey; & Scott Abella & Cayenne Engel, University of Nevada, Las Vegas) 

  Public Information and Outreach Update   (Christina Gibson, DCP) 

  Developing Habitat Models and Monitoring Techniques for Nine Bird Species of Clark County   project 2005-GBBO-581 (Elisabeth Ammon, Jen Ballard, & Jock Young, Great Basin Bird Observatory) 

  Muddy and Virgin River Reserves Update  (Elizabeth Bickmore, DCP) 

  Relict Leopard Frog Conservation   project 2009-NPS-810A (Jef Jaeger & Rebeca Rivera, School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ross Haley, National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area; & Jon Sjoberg, Nevada Department of Wildlife) 

2012 Posters 

  Boulder City Conservation Easement - 2012 and Beyond 

  Desert Tortoise Occupancy and Habitat Covariates Sampling Pilot Study 

  Muddy River Restoration and Property Management: Winter 2011-2012 Project 

  Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act Funding and the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan 

  Too Many Desert Tortoises?   

 What is the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan? 

 

2011 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                                                 back to the top^   

The DCP held the 2011 symposium on August 17 at the Desert Research Institute office, in the Atomic Test Museum Building in Las Vegas, Nevada, located at 755 East Flamingo Road in the Rogers’ Auditorium.  We would like to express our gratitude to Desert Research Institute for providing the facility at no cost to the DCP.  

We are also grateful to the US Geological Survey for coordinating three peer reviewers who provided the DCP with written comments on many of the presentations.  The peer reviewers in 2011 were Phil Medica, US Geological Survey; Jim Moore, The Nature Conservancy in Nevada; and Von Winkle, Southern Nevada Water Authority.  The Science Advisor to the MSHCP hosted the symposium and provided written comments on many of the presentations; they are Robert Sutter, Enduring Conservation Outcomes and Mary Peters, MBP Consulting. We also thank the peer reviewers and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments.

The agenda included several presentations by DCP staff members, contractors and agency partners; a poster session over the lunch break; and a panel discussion on restoration topics in the afternoon.  Copies of many of the presentations and posters may be found below. Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports.  Many of the presenting projects also report their progress on a quarterly basis, and upon completion will provide a final project report.

  Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan Overview and Progress Report (Marci Henson, DCP)

  Adaptive Management Program Progress Report, projects 2005-CC-574 and 2009-CC-801 (Sue Wainscott, DCP)

  Mojave Max Education Program Development, project 2005-RRCIA-559A (Fran Byers, Red Rock Interpretive Association)

  Developing Habitat Models and Monitoring Techniques for Nine Bird Species of Clark County, project 2005-GBBO-581 (Elisabeth Ammon, Great Basin Bird Observatory)

  Road Monitoring on Bureau of Land Management Lands, project 2005-BLM-503 (Carolyn Ronning, Bureau of Land Management)

  Gypsum Soils Analysis Technical Conditions, project 2005-UNLV-609F (Colin Robins, University of Nevada Las Vegas)

  Relict Leopard Frog Conservation, projects 2005-NPS-476 and 2009-NPS-810A (Jef Jaeger, University of Nevada Las Vegas)

  Threats Research and Monitoring on the Invasive Species Sahara Mustard, project 2005-NPS-532 (Alice Newton, National Park Service)

  Invited Speaker, Ecology of White-Margined Penstemon in Nevada (2008-2011) (Stephen Zitzer, Desert Research Institute)

  Invited Speaker, Tamarisk Management and Future Prospects for Riparian Ecosystem Recovery (Tom Dudley, University of California, Santa Barbara)

  Assessment of Post-Fire Rehabilitation of Desert Tortoise Habitat, project 2009-USGS-808A (Lesley DeFalco, US Geological Survey)

  Invited Speaker, Restoring Mojave Desert Ecosystems: Status of Knowledge and Future Decisions (Scott Abella, University of Nevada Las Vegas)

  Adaptive Management Program

  Amending the MSHCP

  Bird Habitat Monitoring and Modeling Projects

  Desert Tortoise Occupancy Sampling Pilot Study

  Ecosystem Indicators 2005-UNR-578

  Public Information and Education

  Riparian Properties

  Spring Mountain Butterfly Monitoring - 2005-PINYON-570

 What is the MSHCP?

 

2010 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                           back to the top^

The DCP held the 2010 symposium on August 10 -12 at the Desert Research Institute office in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We would like to express our gratitude to Desert Research Institute for providing the facility at no cost to the DCP.   We would also like to express our thanks for US Geological Survey for coordinating five expert panelists who provided reviews of the presentations.  These experts were Dr. Dennis J. Hansen, National Security Technologies; Phil Medica, US Geological Survey; Dr. J. Michael Reed, Tufts University, Dr. Daniel K. Rosenberg, Oregon State University, and Dr. Eric T. Simandle, Paul Smith’s College. The current Science Advisors to the MSHCP were also in attendance as expert reviewers; they are Robert Sutter, Enduring Conservation Outcomes and Mary Peters, MBP Consulting.   We thank the experts and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments.

A copy of each presentation is provided below, in the order shown on the agenda for the symposium. Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports.  Final reports on each project were received by the DCP upon completion.

  What is the MSHCP? (Marci Henson, DCP)  

  Status of MSHCP Implementation (Jodi Bechtel, DCP)  

  MSHCP Adaptive Management Program, projects 2005-CC-574, 2009-CC-801 & subcontracts (Sue Wainscott, DCP)  

  MSHCP GIS and other Data Collection Status (Lee Bice, DCP)  

  Status of MSHCP Permit Amendment (John Tennert, DCP)  

  Ecosystem Indicators: Change Detection, project 2005-UNR-578 (Jill Heaton, University of Nevada Reno)  

  Sensitive Species Data Management, project 2005-NNHP-557 (Kim Williams, Nevada Natural Heritage Program)  

  Status of DCP Land, Grazing, Water and other Acquired Rights Portfolio, projects 2009-CC-805 & 2007-Buschelman-722 (Elizabeth Bickmore, DCP & Michael Buschelman)  

  Boulder City Conservation Easement Management, project 2007-CC-802 & subcontracts (John Brekke, DCP)  

  Boulder City Conservation Easement Law Enforcement, project 2007-CC-802A (Brok Armantrout, City of Boulder City & Officer Chadd Richner, Boulder City Police Department)  

  High Elevation Butterfly Surveys and Monitoring, project 2005-CC-570 & subcontracts (Sue Wainscott & Larry Mata, DCP)  

Wednesday, August 11, 2010  

  Relict Leopard Frog Monitoring and Management, project 2005-NPS-476 (Jef Jaeger, University of Nevada Las Vegas presenting for the National Park Service)  

  Developing Habitat Models and Monitoring Techniques for Nine Rare Bird Species of the Clark County MSHCP, project 2005-GBBO-581 (Elisabeth Ammon, Great Basin Bird Observatory)  

  Historical and Current Assessment of Six Covered and Three Evaluation Bird Species, project 2005-NSP-542 (Dawn Fletcher, University of Nevada Las Vegas presenting for the National Park Service)  

  Peregrine Falcon Monitoring in Clark County, project 2005-NDOW-549 & 2005-NDOW-609D (Cris Tomlinson, Nevada Department of Wildlife)  

  Invited Speaker: David Mouat, Desert Research Institute, presenting his and colleagues’ work developing Alternative Futures at the Range Complex in the Southern Nevada Area  

  Invited Speaker: Stephen Zitzer, Desert Research Institute, Growth, Phenology and Distribution of White--Margined Penstemon (Penstemon albomarginatus)    

Thursday, August 12, 2010  

  Rare Plant Inventory and Predictive Habitat Modeling, project 2005-CC-497 and subcontracts (Elizabeth Bickmore, Lee Bice & Sara Zimnavoda, DCP)  

  Gypsum Soils Analysis, project 2005-609F-UNLV (Colin Robins & Brenda Buck, University of Nevada Las Vegas)  

  Inventory, Research and Monitoring for Covered Plant Species, project 2005-NPS-609E (Alice Newton, National Park Service)  

  Long-Term Conservation Strategy for Palmer’s Chipmunk (Tamias palmeri) in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, project 2005-USGS-580 (Christopher Lowrey, US Geological Survey)  

  Assessment of Post-Fire Rehabilitation of Desert Tortoise Habitat in Clark County, project 2007-USGS-808A (Lesley DeFalco, US Geological Survey)  

  Roads Monitoring on Bureau of Land Management Lands with Assistance from Partners in Conservation (PIC), project 2005-BLM-503 (Carolyn Ronning, Bureau of Land Management)  

  Threats Research and Monitoring on the Invasive Species Sahara Mustard (Brassica tournefortii), project 2005-NPS-532 (Alice Newton, National Park Service)  

  Muddy River Property Management, projects 2005-TNC-561 & 2007-CC-805 (John Brekke, DCP)  

  Effectiveness Monitoring of Spring-fed Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Treatments, project 2005-UCSB-552 (Tom Dudley, University of California Santa Barbara)

  

2009 MSHCP Progress Report Symposium                                                           back to the top^

The DCP held the 2009 symposium on August 11 and 12 at the US Geological Survey office in Henderson, Nevada.  The DCP is grateful to USGS for use of the facility, and for hosting 6 scientists to attend and provide comments on each presentation. These scientists are: Dr. J. Whitfield Gibbons, University of Georgia; Dr. Dennis Hansen, National Security Technologies, LLC; Dr. Debra Hughson, National Park Service; Dr. James MacMahon, Utah State University; Phil Medica, US Geological Survey; and Dr. Daniel Rosenberg, Oregon State University. Thanks to each of the experts and the symposium audience members for their thoughtful questions and helpful comments.

The presentations are linked below in agenda order. Please note that these reports are preliminary progress reports.  Final reports on each project were received by the DCP upon completion.

  Session 1  

Administration of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, 2007-CC-711 & 2007-CC-719  

Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan Permit Conditions Report, 2007-CC-711, 2007-CC-719 & 2007-CC-737 

Permit Amendment, 2007-CC-1011

Mojave Max Volunteer Training Program, 2005-RRCIA-559A

Adaptive Management Program, 2005-CC-574

Desert Conservation Program GIS and Other Data, 2005-CC-574

Ecosystem Indicators: Change Detection, 2005-UNR-578

  Session 2  

Boulder City Conservation Easement Management, 2007-CC-714

Muddy River Property Management, 2005-TNC-561

Effects of Fuel Management Treatments in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, 2005-USGS-551

  Session 3  

Interagency Weed Sentry, 2005-NPS-537

Monitoring of Illegal Ground Disturbance in Response to Management Actions, 2005-NPS-526

Monitoring of Road Conditions and Signs, 2005-NPS-529

Effectiveness Monitoring for Saltcedar and Knapweed Control on the Upper Muddy River Floodplain, 2005-TNC-572

Effectiveness Monitoring of Spring-fed Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Treatments, 2005-UCSB-552

  Session 4  

Inventory, Research, and Monitoring for Covered Plant Species, 2005-NPS-535

Inventory & Research of Evaluation and Watch List Plant Species on Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Adjacent Lands, 2005-NPS-536

Rare Plant Inventory & Soil Models, 2005-CC-497 & 2005-Terra Spectra-574L

Sediment Transport to White-margined Penstemon Habitat, 2005-NSHE-502A

  Session 5  

Desert Tortoise Monitoring (2007 - 2008), 2005-FWS-585A

Desert Tortoise Monitoring (2007 - 2008), 2005-UNR-585

Desert Tortoise Monitoring (2009 - 2011), 2007-FWS-785

Epidemiology of Desert Tortoise, 2005-UNR-567

  Session 6  

Peregrine Falcon Monitoring at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 2005-NPS-475

Bald Eagle Monitoring, 2005-NPS-540

Developing Habitat Models and Monitoring Techniques for Nine Rare Bird Species of the Clark County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, 2005-GBBO-581

Historical and Current Assessment of Six Covered and Three Evaluation Bird Species, 2005-NPS-542

Population Status and Reproductive Ecology of the Western Burrowing Owl in Clark County, NV, 2005-USGS-582 

  Session 7

Relict Leopard Frog Monitoring and Management, 2005-NPS-476

Connectivity of Leopard Frog Populations, 2005-UNLV-575

Long-term Conservation Strategy for Palmer's Chipmunk in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, 2005-USGS-580