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    • Title Slide
    • History FWP – comp plan
    • History NHP
    • MOU
    • Data Acquisition Overview
    • Collectors permit authority language
    • Collectors permit process, reports, and contacts
    • Simplified database schema
    • Key data products and central contacts
    • QQLL, point data, structured survey locations, Species occurrences, predicted distribution models, range maps
    • SOC and CFWCS Tiering Update Product and process
    • Future products – hexagon map for enviro review, access to wildlife literature, conservation registry?
  • WILDLIFE INFORMATION IN MONTANA: ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, AND DISSEMINATION BY THE MONTANA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM AND MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE, AND PARKS Bryce A. Maxell Zoologist Montana Natural Heritage Program (406) 444-3655 [email_address] Scott J. Story Wildlife Information Specialist Information Management Bureau Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (406) 444-3759 [email_address] http:// mtnhp.org http:// fwp.mt.gov
  • Montana Natural Heritage Program
    • Established 1983
    • Charged with Statutory Responsibility for acquisition, storage, and retrieval of information documenting Montana’s Flora, Fauna, and Biological Communities, emphasizing those of conservation concern.
    • Based in State Library as part of the Natural Resources Information System
    • Operated through contract with Office of the Vice President for Research and Development at the University of Montana (formerly with TNC)
    • Now Includes the Spatial Analysis Lab at the University of Montana
    • Approximately 19 full time staff and 3 part time staff
    • Partial funding from state agencies for core data management/delivery
    • Partial funding from federal agencies for core data management/delivery
    • Partial funding from contract work appropriate to the program’s mission.
  • Wildlife Data Collection FWP
    • Establishment of Dept. of Fish and Game (1901)
    • Renamed “Fish, Wildlife and Parks” in (1970s)
    • Non-game data management begins at MTFWP
    • Massive data collection effort begins to prepare for Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Management Strategy (CFWCS; 2001)
    • CFWCS is finished (2005), Implementation Begins
  • Memorandum of Understanding
    • Signed in January 2008 after 1 ½ years discussion
    • Outlines respective roles:
    • - Data Acquisition
    • - Database Administration/Management
    • - Data Dissemination
    • Coordination through daily interaction and quarterly meetings of data management staff and supervisors
    • 40 pages of supporting documents to mutually inform and guide staff from both agencies on roles, responsibilities, and accepted procedures
    • Established Common data management task tracker
  • Data Acquisition Overview Primary Partner Public Data Primary Partner Federal Agency Data Partner Partner Other State Agencies - Primary MFWP Agency Data Miscellaneous Observations Primary Partner Unmanaged Nongame Species Partner Primary Managed Nongame Species - Primary Managed Game Species Terrestrial Species Monitoring Data Partner Primary Unmanaged Nongame Species - Primary Managed Game Species Fisheries Monitoring Data - Primary All data associated with permits issued by MFWP Scientific Collectors Permit Data MNHP Role MFWP Role Data Subcategory Data Category
  • Data Collection/Management
  • Montana Code Annotated
    • 87-1-201 Powers and duties
      • This statute sets out the general powers and duties of the Department to regulate fish and wildlife in Montana
    • 87-2-806  Taking fish or game for scientific purposes
      • Statute requiring a collector to apply to the department for a permit
    • 87-5-109 Taking of species for educational, scientific, or other purposes
      • Taking of species for educational, scientific, or other purposes (refers to Endangered Species)
    • 87-5-201 Protection of wild birds and their nests and eggs
      • This statute makes it illegal to kill capture etc. any wild bird without an appropriate permit from the Department
  • MT Administrative Rules
    • 12.7.1301 Application Process and Criteria for a Scientific Collection Permit
      • Contact info, affiliation, qualifications
      • Description of the study plan
      • Methods of collection
      • Anticipated species to be collected
      • Special precautions taken to protect threatened and endangered species and species of special concern; and
      • Conditions of permit
        • an annual report describing the results must be submitted to the department no later than March 1 of the following year
      • FWP does have the authority to deny the permit
    • 12.9.301 Wild Bird Permits
      • bird banding as part of scientific investigations;
      • salvage of birds killed in accidents for school or museum collections;
      • collecting abandoned birds nest for school and museum collections;
      • nursing and treatment of sick and injured birds
  • Scientific Collectors Permit
  • Scientific Collectors Permit Report
  • Key Products & Central Points of Contact Species of Concern Report - http://mtnhp.org/Reports/2006_MASOC.pdf Montana Online Field Guide - http://fieldguide.mt.gov/ Online Maps and Tabular Reports - http:// mtnhp .org/tracker/ DATA & SCIENTIFIC COLLECTORS PERMITS CONTACTS Nancy Podolinsky, MFWP Fisheries (406) 444-7319, npodolinsky @ mt . gov Fisheries Scientific Collector’s Permits Look for Licensing & Permits Section (coming soon) FWP Website Laura Juvan-George, MFWP Wildlife (406) 444-7321, ljuvan - george @ mt . gov Wildlife Scientific Collector’s Permits For Scientific Collector’s Permits & Reports Bill Daigle – MFWP Fish Data Manager (406) 444-3737, bdaigle @ mt . gov Fisheries Adam Messer – MFWP Data Analyst (406) 444-0095, amesser @ mt . gov Managed Terrestrial Game & Nongame Animals Bryce Maxell - MNHP Zoologist (406) 444-3655, [email_address] Unmanaged Nongame Animals For Mediated Data Requests
  • FWP Mapper (Internal App.)
  • FWP Public GIS Webpage
  • Range Maps Data Access: Public & Agency via TRACKER Tabular Data: Area of Seasonal Range
  • Observation Data Generalized to Latilong Block Data Access: Public & Agency via TRACKER Charts: Summaries of observation dates Tabular Data: Varies depending on access level
  • Point Observation Data Data Access: Agency via TRACKER Charts: Summaries of observation dates Tabular Data: Observer, Date, Location, Species Info
  • Structured Survey Locations Data Access: Agency via TRACKER Charts: Summaries of observation dates Tabular Data: Program, Observer, Date, Location
  • Species Occurrences for Environmental Review Data Access: Agency via TRACKER, Mediated Request Tabular Data: Species List, Individual Observations
  • Predicted Distribution Models – Deductive & Inductive Data Access: Agency via TRACKER Tabular Data: TBD, Omission/Commission, fit
  • Future Map Products For Environmental Reviews Documented and Predicted Lists of Species by Hexagons, Watersheds, PLSS Sections
  • Montana Animal Species of Concern
    • Goals
    • Reduce confusion resulting from multiple lists
    • Avoid decisions being made by individual people
    • Make status ranking as objective as possible
    • Involve taxonomic experts (e.g., AFS, TWS, and private experts)
    • Consistent approach across all taxonomic groups
    • Create dynamic status reviews that document listing decision
    • Background
    • Pre-2000 – MT Heritage and FWP maintained separate SOC Report
    • 2000 – MOU between Heritage and FWP for single SOC Report using NatureServe ranking & representatives from Heritage, FWP, AFS, & TWS
    • 2003 – Heritage/FWP agree to pilot NatureServe scoring methods
    • 2004-2006 – NatureServe scoring used by numerous species experts for amphibians, reptiles, mammals, some birds, and tested on some fish
    • 2008 – Use NatureServe scoring for remainder of birds, invertebrates, and any other species nominated for an updated review.
    • Population Size
    • Range Extent/Area of Occupancy
    • Long and Short Term Trends in Population Size
    • Threats (severity, scope, immediacy)
    • Intrinsic Vulnerability
    • Environmental Specificity
    • Other Considerations (e.g., PVA or availability of information)
    NatureServe Ranking Criteria (based in large part on IUCN Ranking Criteria) Detailed description of ranking criteria available at http:// nhp.nris.state.mt.us/animal/index.html * Ideally Status Papers Would be Formatted to Fully Document Each Scoring Criteria
  • CFWCS Tiering Process
    • Tier = (CF + CM + 2*SOC)/4 + MP/4 + LR – LT
    • Where
      • CF = Current Funding
      • CM = Current Management Effort
      • SOC = State Species of Concern Rank
      • MP = Existence of Management Plan
      • LR = Limited Range in Montana
      • LT = Local Threats
    • 60 species ranked Tier 1 currently
    Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction – Kristi Dubois