Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy by qB9k896


									Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

•   To address a gap in
    management that focused solely
    on managed game or t & e
    species. Most species are not
    managed game or t & e. New
    Mexico’s plan includes game,
    non-game and t & e species.
•   Consolidate information in an
    ecologically based approach to
    provide a blueprint for
    collaborative and coordinated
    wildlife conservation initiatives at
    the state and regional level.
•   Nutshell: Keep common species
    common and prevent vulnerable
    species from becoming listed.

                                           Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
                                                                   Chapter 1, Pgs. 1-4
                                  • 5/03 Partnering process began
                                  • Core planning team- technical
                                  • 9/26/05 Governor and Chairman of
                                    State Game Commission submitted
                                    a draft CWCS for review and
                                    acceptance by the USFWS.
                                  • 12/15/05 National Advisory
                                    Acceptance Team (13 members)
                                    reviewed and approved draft.
                                  • 2/14/06 Director of USFWS sent
                                    NMDGF Director a letter officially
                                    approving of the State’s plan.
                                  • 2007-9 Outreach Project
                                  • 11/08 NMDGF hired a Conservation
                                    Strategy Coordinator to assist with
                                    implementation of CWCS.

Black bear, Ursus americanus amblyceps
                                                               Chapter 1, Pgs. 1-4
               8 Required Elements
1)   Information on distribution and abundance of species that are
     indicative of the diversity and health of the State’s wildlife
2)   Location and condition of habitat essential to identified species
3)   Threats to elements 1 and 2 and data needs.
4)   Prioritized conservation actions for elements 1 and 2.
5)   Monitoring plans for elements 1,2, and 4, adaptation of plans for
     new information or changing conditions.
6)   Formally review CWCS every 10 years or less.
7)   Coordination of Development, Implementation, Review and
     Revision of CWCS w/other entities (Tribal, Federal, State, Public,
     Private, NGO, etc.).
8)   Public participation component.

                                                                Chapter 2, Pgs. 6-22

• Develop conservation actions
  based upon- SGCN, condition
  of HGCN, threats facing HGCN
  or SGN, information gaps,
  decision making needs, and
  desired future outcomes to
  strategically, holistically and
  pro-actively conserve these
  species and habitats. All in one

                                     White-Sided Jack Rabbit, Lepus callotis gailardi

                                                                       Chapter 1, Pgs. 1-4
Element 2- Habitats of Greatest
  Conservation Need (HGCN)
• HGCN divided into 2 categories:

        Ecoregions and Watersheds

             7             8

Which are further divided into Key Habitats:

                 Ecoregions              Watersheds

                      8                      5
                 Key Terrestrial      Key Perennial Aquatic
                   Habitats               Habitats

                                                       Chapter 3, Pgs. 25-52
                     ~ 7 Ecoregions ~
                            •Southern Rocky Mtn
        Colorado Plateau
                                            Central Shortgrass Prairie

                                        •Southern Shortgrass Prairie
                   AZ-NM Mtns

Apache Highlands   •Chihuahuan Desert

                                                                Chapter 3, Pg. 32
       ~ 8 Watersheds ~

  San Juan

         Rio Grande




                                                     Chapter 3, pg. 32
Element 1- Species of Greatest
  Conservation Need (SGCN)
 Taxa                    # of Species
 Other Arthropods        • 154
 Birds                   • 74
 Molluscs                • 66
 Mammals                 • 42
 Fish                    • 37
 Reptiles                • 32
 Crustaceans             • 32
 Amphibians              • 15

 Total Number of SGCN=   452

                                        Chapter 4, Pgs. 53-89
                                       Other Arthropods

Sandia Hairstreak, Sandia mcfarlandi

                                               Bleached Skimmer Dragonfly,
                                               Libellula composita

Sacramento Mtns. Checkerspot,
                        Painted Redstart, Myioborus pictus pictus

                           Birds                                    Hooded Oriole,
                                                                    Icterus cucullatus

Lewis’s Woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis        Costa’s Hummingbird, Calypte costae

                                             Animas Talussnail, Sonorella animasensis
Pecos Assiminea Snail, Assiminea pecos

Texas Hornshell, Popenaias popeii
                                    Hacheta Grande Woodlandsnail, Ashmunella hebardi
                              Rocky Mtn. Bighorn Sheep, Ovis canadensis canadensis


                                                               Swift Fox, Vulpes velox

Abert’s Squirrel, Sciurus aberti aberti              Spotted Bat, Euderma maculatum

                                              White Sands Pupfish, Cyprinodon tularosa
Smallmouth Buffalo, Ictiobus bubalus
                                                            Gila Chub, Gila intermedia

Pecos bluntnose Shiner,
Notropis simus pecosensis
                                                 California Kingsnake, Lampropeltis
       Texas Banded Gecko,            Reptiles             getula californiae
          Coleonyx brevis

Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata
                            Reticulate Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum suspectum

Noel’s Amphipod, Gammarus desperatus

                               Socorro Isopod, Thermosphaeroma thermophilum
Mountain Tree Frog, Hyla eximia   Amphibians                  Tiger Salamander,
                                                             Ambystoma tigrinum

Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad,          Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Rana berlandieri
Gastrophryne olivacea
Action Areas
The darker the color, the
  greater the need for

                            Chapter 4, Pg. 62
     Importance to
• Of the 867 species of vertebrates
  known to occur NM,
  approximately 479 (55%) rely
  wholly or in part on aquatic,
  riparian or wetland habitat for
  their survival.
• CWCS provides watershed and
  multi-species specific guidance
  for implementing conservation
  measures for both habitats and
  species in relation to their
  associated threats (water loss,
  habitat conversion, aquatic
  invasive species, etc.).
• Via SWG, CWCS can provide a
  source of federal match to
  conservation related projects.
                                      American Beaver, Castor canadensis

                                                              Chapter 5, Pgs. 219-416
                                                         A coalition of more than 5,700 organizations
                                                       supporting increased public funding for wildlife
                                                   conservation and related education and recreation.

                   State Wildlife Grants
•   In 2001 with the support of the Teaming With Wildlife coalition, US Congress
    passed SWG as a proactive source of funding for taking conservation action
    before a species needs the protection of listing.
•   In 2003 Congress required that in order for the states to continue to receive
    their funding, they needed to create a strategic, holistic, and pro-active
    conservation plan (CWCS) and which SWG would be solely tied to.
•   Requires a 50% Non-Federal match.
•   Based upon a formula of total land mass and population, New Mexico gets a
    little over $1 million every year.

                        •   Federal
                        •   Tribal
                        •   State
                        •   County
                        •   Municipal
                        •   Private
                        •   Non-Profit
                        •   Everyone!

Jaguar, Panthera onca
                        Plans to Update
6th Element- Formally review CWCS
      every 10 years of less.
NMDGF selected a 7 year review
      (2013), followed by 5 year
      review cycles.
Revision Objectives-
      Assess progress
      Evaluate effectiveness
      Incorporate new information
      Identify future needs for revision
      Produce a revised document
Revision will occur in collaboration
      w/partners and interested

                                           Chapter 7, Pgs. 444-449

             Mule Deer, Odocoileus hemionus

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