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    1. 1. <ul><li>Title Slide </li></ul><ul><li>History FWP – comp plan </li></ul><ul><li>History NHP </li></ul><ul><li>MOU </li></ul><ul><li>Data Acquisition Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Collectors permit authority language </li></ul><ul><li>Collectors permit process, reports, and contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified database schema </li></ul><ul><li>Key data products and central contacts </li></ul><ul><li>QQLL, point data, structured survey locations, Species occurrences, predicted distribution models, range maps </li></ul><ul><li>SOC and CFWCS Tiering Update Product and process </li></ul><ul><li>Future products – hexagon map for enviro review, access to wildlife literature, conservation registry? </li></ul>
    2. 2. 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:// http://
    3. 3. Montana Natural Heritage Program <ul><li>Established 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>Charged with Statutory Responsibility for acquisition, storage, and retrieval of information documenting Montana’s Flora, Fauna, and Biological Communities, emphasizing those of conservation concern. </li></ul><ul><li>Based in State Library as part of the Natural Resources Information System </li></ul><ul><li>Operated through contract with Office of the Vice President for Research and Development at the University of Montana (formerly with TNC) </li></ul><ul><li>Now Includes the Spatial Analysis Lab at the University of Montana </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 19 full time staff and 3 part time staff </li></ul><ul><li>Partial funding from state agencies for core data management/delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Partial funding from federal agencies for core data management/delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Partial funding from contract work appropriate to the program’s mission. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Wildlife Data Collection FWP <ul><li>Establishment of Dept. of Fish and Game (1901) </li></ul><ul><li>Renamed “Fish, Wildlife and Parks” in (1970s) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-game data management begins at MTFWP </li></ul><ul><li>Massive data collection effort begins to prepare for Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Management Strategy (CFWCS; 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>CFWCS is finished (2005), Implementation Begins </li></ul>
    5. 5. Memorandum of Understanding <ul><li>Signed in January 2008 after 1 ½ years discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Outlines respective roles: </li></ul><ul><li>- Data Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>- Database Administration/Management </li></ul><ul><li>- Data Dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination through daily interaction and quarterly meetings of data management staff and supervisors </li></ul><ul><li>40 pages of supporting documents to mutually inform and guide staff from both agencies on roles, responsibilities, and accepted procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Established Common data management task tracker </li></ul>
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. Data Collection/Management
    8. 8. Montana Code Annotated <ul><li>87-1-201 Powers and duties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This statute sets out the general powers and duties of the Department to regulate fish and wildlife in Montana </li></ul></ul><ul><li>87-2-806  Taking fish or game for scientific purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statute requiring a collector to apply to the department for a permit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>87-5-109 Taking of species for educational, scientific, or other purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking of species for educational, scientific, or other purposes (refers to Endangered Species) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>87-5-201 Protection of wild birds and their nests and eggs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This statute makes it illegal to kill capture etc. any wild bird without an appropriate permit from the Department </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. MT Administrative Rules <ul><li>12.7.1301 Application Process and Criteria for a Scientific Collection Permit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact info, affiliation, qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description of the study plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods of collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipated species to be collected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special precautions taken to protect threatened and endangered species and species of special concern; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditions of permit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an annual report describing the results must be submitted to the department no later than March 1 of the following year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FWP does have the authority to deny the permit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>12.9.301 Wild Bird Permits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bird banding as part of scientific investigations; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>salvage of birds killed in accidents for school or museum collections; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collecting abandoned birds nest for school and museum collections; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nursing and treatment of sick and injured birds </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Scientific Collectors Permit
    11. 11. Scientific Collectors Permit Report
    12. 12. Key Products & Central Points of Contact Species of Concern Report - Montana Online Field Guide - 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
    13. 13. FWP Mapper (Internal App.)
    14. 14. FWP Public GIS Webpage
    15. 15. Range Maps Data Access: Public & Agency via TRACKER Tabular Data: Area of Seasonal Range
    16. 16. Observation Data Generalized to Latilong Block Data Access: Public & Agency via TRACKER Charts: Summaries of observation dates Tabular Data: Varies depending on access level
    17. 17. Point Observation Data Data Access: Agency via TRACKER Charts: Summaries of observation dates Tabular Data: Observer, Date, Location, Species Info
    18. 18. Structured Survey Locations Data Access: Agency via TRACKER Charts: Summaries of observation dates Tabular Data: Program, Observer, Date, Location
    19. 19. Species Occurrences for Environmental Review Data Access: Agency via TRACKER, Mediated Request Tabular Data: Species List, Individual Observations
    20. 20. Predicted Distribution Models – Deductive & Inductive Data Access: Agency via TRACKER Tabular Data: TBD, Omission/Commission, fit
    21. 21. Future Map Products For Environmental Reviews Documented and Predicted Lists of Species by Hexagons, Watersheds, PLSS Sections
    22. 22. Montana Animal Species of Concern <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce confusion resulting from multiple lists </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid decisions being made by individual people </li></ul><ul><li>Make status ranking as objective as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Involve taxonomic experts (e.g., AFS, TWS, and private experts) </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent approach across all taxonomic groups </li></ul><ul><li>Create dynamic status reviews that document listing decision </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-2000 – MT Heritage and FWP maintained separate SOC Report </li></ul><ul><li>2000 – MOU between Heritage and FWP for single SOC Report using NatureServe ranking & representatives from Heritage, FWP, AFS, & TWS </li></ul><ul><li>2003 – Heritage/FWP agree to pilot NatureServe scoring methods </li></ul><ul><li>2004-2006 – NatureServe scoring used by numerous species experts for amphibians, reptiles, mammals, some birds, and tested on some fish </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – Use NatureServe scoring for remainder of birds, invertebrates, and any other species nominated for an updated review. </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Population Size </li></ul><ul><li>Range Extent/Area of Occupancy </li></ul><ul><li>Long and Short Term Trends in Population Size </li></ul><ul><li>Threats (severity, scope, immediacy) </li></ul><ul><li>Intrinsic Vulnerability </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Specificity </li></ul><ul><li>Other Considerations (e.g., PVA or availability of information) </li></ul>NatureServe Ranking Criteria (based in large part on IUCN Ranking Criteria) Detailed description of ranking criteria available at http:// * Ideally Status Papers Would be Formatted to Fully Document Each Scoring Criteria
    24. 24. CFWCS Tiering Process <ul><li>Tier = (CF + CM + 2*SOC)/4 + MP/4 + LR – LT </li></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CF = Current Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CM = Current Management Effort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SOC = State Species of Concern Rank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MP = Existence of Management Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LR = Limited Range in Montana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LT = Local Threats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>60 species ranked Tier 1 currently </li></ul>Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction – Kristi Dubois