Study

The role of safe harbor agreements in the recovery of listed species in California

  • Published source details Kuyper R. (2011) The role of safe harbor agreements in the recovery of listed species in California. Endangered Species Bulletin, 36, 10-13

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Engage landowners and other volunteers to manage land for amphibians

Action Link
Amphibian Conservation
  1. Engage landowners and other volunteers to manage land for amphibians

    A study in 2010 of landowner agreements to manage habitats for amphibians in California, USA (Kuyper 2011) found that eight ranchers and a Municipal Utility District enrolled in 30-year agreements. The eight ranchers managed over 4,000 ha and the Municipal Utility District 8,000 ha of habitat for two amphibians of conservation concern, the California red-legged frog Rana draytonii and the California tiger salamander Ambystoma californiense. Data were not provided to determine the effect on target species. Agreements were made between the US Fish and Wildlife Service and private landowners, with landowners agreeing to carry out management activities for the benefit of priority conservation species. Management included maintenance of stock ponds and surrounding uplands and bullfrog and fish removal. At the end of the agreement landowners were authorized to cease management and return their property to its original condition.

     

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