WILDLIFE RESOURCES BURNED AREA ASSESSMENT

Mandatory Consultation Requirements (baseline data sources): Evaluation of effects (direct, indirect and cumulative) to Threatened, Endangered, Sensitive, and Proposed and agency listed wildlife species (TESP) from the wildfire. Species may include mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. As a minimum, the following sources are utilized to obtain baseline information for developing resource issues, field inventory priorities, assess effects and develop emergency rehabilitation recommendations:

Data Requirements: Following cursory aerial reconnaissance and the identification of potential wildlife resources at risk, field inventories are conducted to identify, map, collect data and photograph fire related impacts to TESP species, including:

Data collection should include: Location of values at risk (map), locations of animal mortality and cause (if possible), what was affected (type and quality of habitat, habitat components, structures), extent to which habitat is affected (by burn severity), how much has been affected (acres by habitat type and intensity, miles of riparian, nest locations, etc.).

Management Considerations: Species at risk are evaluated and make emergency stabilization and rehabilitation recommendations made within the assessment report. Management considerations include:

Management considerations may include:

Specific Products: After completing field reconnaissance and data collection, the assessor prepares a written analysis to include: