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We have specific Survey Protocols for some of the listed species in the Mountain-Prairie Region which should be followed when a permittee wants to establish presence or absence of the species. Please check to see if your species of interest have a survey protocol available. Survey protocols may be updated at any time, so please be sure to check back occasionally. In most cases you will still need a recovery permit before implementing a survey protocol.

USFWS Black-footed Ferret Managed Care Operations Manual
Supplement to Managed Care Manual Form Examples (ZIP)

A manual for handling bears for managers and researchers

American Burying Beetle Nebraska Sampling Protocol - 2016 Final Region 6 ABB Survey Protocol

Survey Protocol for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo

2015 NM Jumping Mouse Survey Protocol

2015 Dakota Skipper Survey Protocol

Black-footed Ferret Survey Guideline 1989

Fish Handling Guidance for the Upper Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery Program February 2008

Controlled Propagation of Species Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Desert Tortoise Handling Guidelines 1999

Mexican Spotted Owl Survey Protocol - 2012

Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse Revised Survey Guidelines - 2004
Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse 2004 Survey Field Compliation Form

Biological Procedures and Protocols for Researchers and Managers Handling Pallid Sturgeon
Upper Basin Pallid Sturgeon Propagation Plan - 2012

New SWWF Protocol Letter - 2010
A Natural History Summary and Survey Protocol for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
SWWF Appendix 1
SWWF Appendix 2
SWWF Appendix 3
SWWF Appendix 4
SWWF Survey Form

Recommended Translocation Procedures for Utah Prairie Dog - September 2009
Survey Protocol for Annual Spring Counts of Utah Prairie Dog
Utah Prairie Dog Survey Protocol April 2010

Interim Survey Requirements for Ute Ladies'-tresses Orchid - 1992

1993 Protocol for Wyoming Toad Reintroduction Using Sybille Wildlife Research Unit and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Captive Animals

Pit Tagging Protocol for Wyoming Toads



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