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IPaC - Information for Planning and Consultation

IPaC is a project planning tool which streamlines the USFWS environmental review process. Integrate the environmental review process into your project design. Quickly and easily identify USFWS managed resources and suggested conservation measures for your project.

Explore species and habitat
See if any listed species, critical habitat, migratory birds or other natural resources may be impacted by your project. Using the map tool, explore other resources in your location, such as wetlands, wildlife refuges, GAP land cover, and other important biological resources.

Conduct a regulatory review
Log in and define a project to get an official species list and evaluate potential impacts on resources managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Follow IPaC's Endangered Species Review process—a streamlined, step-by-step consultation process available in select areas for certain project types, agencies, and species.

Perform an impact analysis
For projects or species not covered by the step-by-step consultation process, get a list of potential impacts from your specified project activities to use when making effect determinations.Receive conservation measures recommended by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists to avoid, minimize, or mitigate effects to listed species.

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National Wetlands Database and Interactive Mapping Tool

The Wetlands mapper is designed to deliver easy-to-use, map like views of America’s Wetland resources. It integrates digital map data along with other resource information to produce current information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, and deepwater habitats. ?The wetlands displayed on the Wetlands Mapper show wetland type and extent using a biological definition of wetlands. There is no attempt to define the limits of proprietary jurisdiction of any Federal, State, or local government, or to establish the geographical scope of the regulatory programs of government agencies.?

 

 

Landscape Conservation

Landscape Conservation is a partnership between the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry. It provides information and resources on how to effectively steward forest land in the Northeast and Midwestern United States. Click Here. 

 

Find a Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCCs)

Find an LCC here. The 22 LCCs collectively form a network of resource managers and scientists who share a common need for scientific information and interest in conservation. Each LCC brings together federal, state, and local governments along with Tribes and First Nations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and interested public and private organizations. Our partners work collaboratively to identify best practices, connect efforts, identify science gaps, and avoid duplication through conservation planning and design. 

Managing the landscapes that provide our natural and cultural resources has become increasingly challenging. With the signing of Secretarial Order No. 3289, the Department of the Interior launched the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to better integrate science and management to address climate change and other landscape scale issues. By building a network that is holistic, collaborative, adaptive, and grounded in science, LCCs are working to ensure the sustainability of our economy, land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources. 

 

Arborist Search

 

Tree Planting Program

Dovetail Partners, Inc. has created an interactive map of organizations that provide resources, information, and assistance for people interested in planting trees. Each organization offers opportunities to get involved, whether it’s planting trees or making donations for trees and seeds. Click here.

It’s no secret that planting a tree is one of the best actions that you can take to improve and protect the environment. What you may not know, however, is that there are already hundreds of programs and efforts dedicated towards planting trees. By planting trees, we can improve air quality, harbor wildlife, and reduce carbon emissions that affect our climate. 

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper

This project is part of a collaborative effort to map and better understand monarch butterflies and their host plants across the Western U.S. Data compiled through this project will improve our understanding of the distribution and phenology of monarchs and milkweeds, identify important breeding areas, and help us better understand monarch conservation needs. Some of the key research questions that these data will help us answer include:

  • Where are different milkweed species growing in the West?
  • Where are monarchs occurring in the West?
  • Where are monarchs breeding in the West?
  • When is milkweed emerging and senescing (dying back) in the West?
  • How does milkweed phenology (life cycle) differ by species?
  • When is monarch breeding occurring in specific areas/regions of the West?
  • What types of habitats are different milkweed species associated with?

Your help is critical to the success of this project! Because monarchs and their host plants are found all across the western U.S., the best way to document them is to engage a multitude of volunteers and their cameras. You can participate in this effort by using this website to:

  • Upload your photos of monarchs and milkweeds;
  • Identify milkweeds using our milkweed key, which profiles over 40 milkweed species found in the west;
  • Submit data which will help researchers determine the distribution, phenology, and conservation needs of monarchs and milkweeds in the west; and
  • Learn about monarchs, their host plants, and ongoing conservation efforts for these species. 

 

Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

Sage Grouse Initiative Web Map Application

The SGI Interactive Web Map Application is free and available to the public, presenting cutting-edge geospatial data covering 100 million acres. The Sage Grouse Initiative science team has developed an easy-to-use web application that helps visualize, distribute, and interact with information about the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem.

All of the information can be easily visualized on top of physical maps or the latest satellite imagery. Users can quickly identify and compare areas of concern, evaluating potential restoration or prevention opportunities. Data can be imported from the web application directly into GIS software, which allows the public to customize the information for land management or conservation purposes. Data for individual counties can be downloaded using these simple instructions.

 

State and Federally Listed Endangered and Threatened Animals of California

This is a list of animals found within California or off the coast of the State that have been classified as Endangered or Threatened by the California Fish & Game Commission (state list) or by the U.S ...

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

Under Cover: Wildlife of Shrublands and Young Forest
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The term “early successional habitat” describes the shrubs, trees, and other plants that grow back on the land after older vegetation has been removed or cut back.

 

Methyl Mercury in Sportfish - Information for Fish Consumers

Methylmercury is a form of mercury that is found in most freshwater and saltwater fish. In some lakes, rivers, and coastal waters in California, methylmercury has been found in some types of fish at concentrations that may be harmful to human health.

 

Show Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals (95)
There are 95 resources serving Calaveras County in the following categories:
map itMap of Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving Calaveras County
Biologists / Ecologists
Angie Montalvo
CDFW Quagga/Zebra Mussel Project Regional Scientist - Rancho Cordova, CA
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Catherine Hickey
Point Blue Conservation Science - Petaluma, CA
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Dan Connelly
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Las Vegas, NV
David Fix
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
J. Ole Becker
Cooperative Extension Specialist and Nematologist - Riverside, CA
James Baldwin
Chair and Professor of Nematology - Center for Invasive Species Research Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Jessica Stauffer
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Jessie Quinn, Ph.D.
Great Ecology - Senior Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Julie Fontaine
Trestles Environmental Corporation - Fallbrook, CA
Kerry Ross
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Lance Morgan
Marine Conservation Biology Institute - Glen Ellen, CA
Laurel Goldsmith
Mad River Biologists - Biologist - Eureka, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
Nick Buhbe, M.S.
Great Ecology - Director of Ecology - La Jolla, CA
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Ralph Vigil
Restoration Resources - Director of Habitat Management - Rocklin, CA
Ron LeValley
Mad River Biologists - Senior Biologist - Eureka, CA
Sean McAllister
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Stephanie Morrissette
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Sweetwater Environmental Biologists, Inc.
Barry Jones - El Cajon, CA
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Thad Heater
NRCS State Biologist - Reno, NV
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Timothy Hoelzle, M.S.
Great Ecology - Ecology Team Manager - La Jolla, CA
Travis Hemmen
Westervelt Ecological Services - Vice President, Business Acquisition - Sacramento, CA
Tyler Nicoll
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
California Branch Office - Arcata, CA
WRA Environmental Consultants
- San Rafael, CA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
California Forestry Association
David A. Bischel - President - Sacramento, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
Inbound, LLC
Dillon Sanders - Managing Director, Founder - Portland, OR
Northern California Prescribed Fire Council
Lenya Quinn-Davidson - Director - Ukiah, CA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
Janet Wolfe - Director of Marketing and Communications - Albuquerque, NM
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ducks Unlimited
- Western Regional Office - Rancho Cordova, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
Ralph Vigil
Restoration Resources - Director of Habitat Management - Rocklin, CA
River Partners
John Carlton - President - Chico, CA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Salix Applied Earthcare
- Redding, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
California Branch Office - Arcata, CA
Wetland Resources, LLC
Ed Flynn - Sausalito, CA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Bat Conservancy of Coastal California
Monique Smith Lee - President - Freedom, CA
Brian Monaghan
Wildlands - Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Rocklin, CA
California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR)
Leslie Bale - President - Los Alamitos, CA
California Deer Assocation
Pat Fitzmorris - CDA Field Director - Salinas, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Dan Kominek
Wildlands - Vice President of Land Management - Rocklin, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Humane Wildlife Control
Duane Titus and Rebecca Dmytryk Titus - Owners - Moss Landing, CA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Jessie Quinn, Ph.D.
Great Ecology - Senior Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Julie Mentzer
Wildlands - Director of Environmental Operations for the PNW - Rocklin, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Marine Mammal Center
Dr. Jeff Boehm - Executive Director - Sausalito, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
Matt Greene
Matt Greene Forestry & Biological Consulting - Forester and Wildlife Biologist - Cazadero, CA
Nick Buhbe, M.S.
Great Ecology - Director of Ecology - La Jolla, CA
Nicole Carion
California Department of Fish & Wildlife - Statewide Coordinator for Wildlife Rehabilitators and Restricted Species - Redding, CA
Oiled Wildlife Care Center
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - Davis, CA
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Paul Sherman
Wildlands - Director of Land Acquisition - Rocklin, CA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Beth Hunting - Joint Venture Coordinator - Fairfax, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Sonoran Joint Venture
Robert Mesta - Joint Venture Coordinator - Tucson, AZ
Steve Thompson
Steve Thompson LLC - CEO - Granite Bay, CA
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Timothy Hoelzle, M.S.
Great Ecology - Ecology Team Manager - La Jolla, CA
Wildlife Emergency Services (WES)
Rebecca Dmytryk - President and CEO - Moss Landing, CA

 Wildlife Best Management Practices

   
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Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

Bird Conservation in Private Ponderosa Pine Forests

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), in cooperation with the American Forest Foundation, Forest Restoration Partnership, and several other partners, is working with private landowners to implement bird conservation  measures in ponderosa pine habitat throughout the western United States.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

SeaStates 2013: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

 

Greater Sage-grouse Comprehensive Conservation Strategy
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This Strategy outlines the critical need to develop the associations among local, state, provincial, tribal, and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individual citizens to design and implement cooperative actions to support robust populations of sage-grouse and the landscapes and habitats upon which they depend.

 

Watering Facility Wildlife Escape Ladder Design

 

Landowner Stories of Bird Conservation: Managing for Cavity-Nesting Birds in Ponderosa Pine Forests
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Landowners share their experiences of managing for bird species and other wildlife values on their lands throughout the West, including ponderosa pine, the Oregon outback and forests of the Pacific Northwest.

 

A Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences: How to Build Fence with Wildlife in Mind
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A Landowner's Guide to Fences and Wildlife: Practical Tips to Make Your Fences Wildlife Friendly
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Wyoming Edition  

 

Riparian Areas of the Great Basin
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A management guide for landowners.

 

Conservation Assessment of Greater Sage-grouse and Sagebrush Habitats
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In this report, the authors assessed the ecological status and potential factors that influenced greater sage-grouse and sagebrush habitats across their entire distribution.& ...

 

Strategies for Managing the Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Ecosystems

From The Heinz Center, this 2008 lengthy publication is targeted to land managers who practice adaptive management.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

 

Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

 

Methyl Mercury in Sportfish - Information for Fish Consumers

Methylmercury is a form of mercury that is found in most freshwater and saltwater fish. In some lakes, rivers, and coastal waters in California, methylmercury has been found in some types of fish at concentrations that may be harmful to human health.