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Ozark Plateau NWR Baseline Wildlife Resource Survey
Southwest Region, September 7, 2000
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Ozard Plateau NWR initiated baseline surveys of wildlife resources, including breeding and migratory birds, plants, amphibians, reptiles, cave invertebrates, small mammals,and bats. The project is a cooperative effort with the Indian Nations Audubon Society doing the bird inventory, Oklahoma State University doing the plant work, Oklahoma University's Oklahoma Natural History Museum conducting the herpetological survey, Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory conducting the invertebrate survey, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University performing the small mammal and bat inventory. This information will help document existing conditions and identify important wildlife resources on the refuge, including Service trust resources such as federally listed endangered and threatened species. This will help to Identify protection and management needs and allow monitoring of management effectiveness.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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