USFWS Section 10(a)(1)(A) Scientific Permit Requirements for Conducting Presence/Absence Surveys for Endangered Golden-cheeked Warblers
The document below identifies survey methods to be used for conducting presence/absence surveys for golden-cheeked warblers (Dendroica chrysoparia, GCWA) under a section 10(a)(1)(A) scientific research and recovery permit.
Also included are GCWA habitat descriptions from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Management Guidelines for GCWAs (Campbell 2003). These descriptions include all habitats that the USFWS considers to be potential
GCWA habitat, and as such, areas meeting these descriptions should be surveyed in accordance with the following protocol.
USFWS Section 10(a)(1)(A) Scientific Permit Requirements for Conducting Presence/Absence Surveys for Endangered Karst Invertebrates in Central Texas
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has developed a document that outlines the USFWS process for conducting presence/absence surveys for federally-listed endangered terrestrial karst invertebrate species in Travis, Williamson, and Bexar counties, Texas, under a section 10(a)(1)(A) permit issued by the USFWS under the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended.
Section 10(a)(1)(A) permits, also referred to as recovery, enhancement of survival, or scientific permits, allow for 'take' of listed species that may or will occur while conducting research to further the recovery of a listed species. This document outlines methods to be used, information to be included in final reports, and minimum qualifications for personnel conducting presence/absence surveys for endangered karst invertebrates under a section 10(a)(1)(A) permit.
The objective of this document is to identify survey methods that will produce sound scientific information upon which to base decisions and actions for the conservation of these endangered species. Using consistent survey methodology will also allow for greater comparison and analysis of results, and thereby increase our understanding of these species and their habitat requirements. Information that relates to the effectiveness of these survey guidelines in conserving endangered karst species is welcome.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Section 10(a)(1)(A) Scientific Permit Requirements For Conducting Houston Toad Presence/Absence Surveys
The document below identifies survey methods to be used for conducting presence/absence surveys for Houston toads (Bufo houstonensis) under a section 10(a)(1)(A) scientific research and recovery permit.
Golden-cheeked warbler (GCWA) and black-capped vireo (BCVI) reporting for 10(a)(1)(A) Scientific Research and Recovery Permits
In an effort to standardize data collection and track data more efficiently, we've drafted the following reporting documents for all GCWA and BCVI sightings. This should simplify the transfer of this data into a GIS. Each attached Excel spreadsheet has an associated Word file with detailed explanations on what each column in the spreadsheet should contain. We would appreciate receiving this information upon completion of the survey (for example, after the 3rd survey, if only 3 are conducted on the property), rather than at the end of the year. Annual reports can refer to these documents for most of the reporting requirements, but should include a synopsis of surveys conducted (including site location map) and detailed descriptions of habitat found on each site. If the files are small enough, you may email them to Clayton Napier (lead for GCWA) or Omar Bocanegra (lead for BCVI), otherwise you may submit them on cd.
Clayton and Omar can be emailed at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, respectively. CDs can be mailed to Clayton Napier at the Austin, Texas Ecological Services: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78758. Omar Bocanegra can be sent mail at the Arlington, Texas Ecological Services office: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 711 Stadium Drive East, Ste 252, Arlington, Texas 76011.
The following documents [UPDATED 26Jan2011] include those items specifically required by your permit to be submitted as part of your annual report:
The following documents refer to data that some people collect and report, but are not required by the permit. If you do collect this information, we would like it reported in accordance with the following format: