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Adaptive Management Report for the Clark County,
Nevada Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan
May 1, 2006
Clark County, Nevada
Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management
Desert Conservation Program
500 South Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-5201
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On the Ground Mitigation Projects
In addition to the above implementation status information provided by UNR-BRRC as Science Advisor contractor, the following can be extracted from the 2005 Biennial Progress Report (Clark County 2005b) regarding on-the-ground mitigation projects funded by the DCP.
During the 2003-2005 biennium, the DCP continued funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Animal, Plant, Health, Inspection Service to provide wildlife damage control services for two specific threats to covered species: feral cats and ravens. Feral cat predation is a hypothesized threat to the Palmer’s chipmunk, known only from the Spring Mountains. The project traps and euthanizes feral cats and monitors them for diseases. Raven predation on juvenile desert tortoises is a hypothesized threat to the recovery of the species. The project controls raven populations at targeted sites where the raven population is artificially augmented by human activities, such as landfills and dairy facilities. Biological and tissue samples are taken from ravens, and are used in an effectiveness monitoring program that includes DNA analysis. The final report and data for this project were not available to inform this Adaptive Management Report.
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