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Bird monitoring in the Mojave Desert on lands managed by the BLM, Ridgecrest Field Office

by James F. Weigand

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Published by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Ridgecrest Field Office in [Ridgecrest, CA] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public lands,
  • Management,
  • Monitoring,
  • Habitat,
  • Nature,
  • Birds,
  • Off-road vehicles,
  • Effect of human beings on,
  • Desert ecology,
  • Habitat (Ecology),
  • Wildlife monitoring,
  • Jackrabbits,
  • Environmental sampling

  • About the Edition

    In 2001, a Desert Monitoring Team was hired by the Bureau of Land Management to monitor the effects of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV"s) on the desert ecosystem. One of their tasks was to develop a monitoring protocol for birds and to begin that monitoring. After a year of pilot surveys and adjustments, a final protocol was completed in the fall of 2002. The protocol calls for 3 surveys each year: a December survey in the creosote scrub away from roads, a February survey in the creosote scrub away from roads, and a May survey in the same locations as the December survey. Each survey lasts for 2 weeks and is comprised of 70 transects. Half of these transects are in OHV areas (the Jawbone-Butterbredt ACEC and the Rand Mountain/Freemont Valley Management Area) and the other half are in non-OHV areas (the Golden Valley Wilderness, the Grass Valley Wilderness and Desert Tortoise Natural Area), which serve as controls. This document describes steps taken as well as the survey results.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesBird monitoring in the Mojave Desert on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Ridgecrest Field Office, Effects of off-highway vehicles on the desert ecosystem
    StatementKevin Keith ; Morgan Ruelle
    ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Land Management. Ridgecrest Field Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44 leaves ;
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26409939M
    OCLC/WorldCa999821196

    BLM I would like to comment on the Palm Springs Field Office BLM grant applications on behalf of the California Off-Road Vehicle Association. I have reviewed all the applications submitted by this office and find that all these grants will provide much needed management to the vast area covered by this office. The Mojave Desert encompasses large tracts of publicly owned lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the National Park Service, and the Department of Defense manage most of these lands. But because ecosystems do not recognize such boundaries, federal land managers work in cooperation with one another, local governments, and private landowners.

    Mojave Desert Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. K likes. Our mission is to conserve Mojave Desert plants and habitats, educate others about them, and increase understanding of them 5/5(2). This Saguaro has a rather large bird nest. If you pay attention while in the desert you'll see nests in all types of cactus. Like the one in the Cholla Cactus below, it makes you wonder how the birds can build a nest in such places. Don't forget the binoculars and always keep your camera handy.

      This Mojave Desert solar plant kills 6, birds a year. “Ivanpah is a bird sink — and an cautionary tale unfolding on public lands,” said Garry George, renewable energy project director. Mojave National Preserve, established in and administered by the U.S. National Park Service, is located due south of Las Vegas in California ().The primary feature of the park is the million acres of grand desert vistas and the solitude. The preserve includes , acres of designated wilderness (50% of the preserve), three major mountain ranges, foot-high sand dunes, jumbled.


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Bird monitoring in the Mojave Desert on lands managed by the BLM, Ridgecrest Field Office by James F. Weigand Download PDF EPUB FB2

Title. Bird monitoring in the Mojave Desert on lands managed by the BLM, Ridgecrest Field Office / Title Variants: Alternative: Bird monitoring in the Mojave Desert on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Ridgecrest Field Office Alternative: Effects of Author: Kevin.

Keith, Morgan. Ruelle, James F. Weigand. The Mojave Trails National Monument spans million acres of federal lands, including more thanacres of already Congressionally-designated wilderness, managed by the Bureau of Land Management between Barstow and Needles, California. It is a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows, and spectacular sand dunes.

The monument contains the longest. The Mojave Trails National Monument spans million acres of federal lands, including more thanacres of already Bird monitoring in the Mojave Desert on lands managed by the BLM wilderness, managed by the Bureau of Land Management between Barstow and Needles, California.

It is a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows, and spectacular sand dunes. U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management. Contact. Bird monitoring in the Mojave Desert on lands managed by the BLM, Ridgecrest Field Office / Book.

Bird monitoring in the Mojave Desert on lands managed by the BLM, Ridgecrest Field Office / View Metadata. By: Keith, Kevin. - Ruelle, Morgan. - Weigand, James F. - United States. Bureau of Land Management. Ridgecrest Field Office. Publication info: [Ridgecrest, CA]:U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Ridgecrest.

But even desert life has its limits: new research suggests that the number of bird species have nearly halved in the Mojave Desert over the last century, and climate change is the likely : Sam Schipani. Desert Wildlife Birds The birds in the Mojave Desert are unique and colorful as were the homesteaders that once staked their claim in this arid land.

Regal golden eagles soar in the cobalt desert sky, while a black-crowned night heron preens along the shoreline of Lake Tuendae at Zzyzx.A covey of quail scurry through a desert wash, which, to author Robert Bateman, resemble "ornately costumed.

Sacatar Trail Wilderness, BLM Ridgecrest Field Office, California (site 83). The transition between the Sierra Nevada and Mojave Desert includes Joshua trees and pinyon-juniper.

The area is located to the west of US Routeto the north of Nine Mile Canyon Road, and to the south of Coso Junction. Ecoregions NA and NA Mojave DESERT. Famous for its aridity, harsh conditions, — as well as to monitor the military's plans to translocate over 1, threatened desert tortoises from the base onto Bureau of Land Management-managed lands.

In Marchwe and our allies filed suit against the Bureau for failing to protect 24 endangered species within the. The Whole Mojave Mojave Desert Map Freeways and Highways Map.

Interactive map of major transportation corridors in the Mojave Desert Street Maps & Satellite Images. Maps and satellite images of points of interest and urban areas in the Mojave Desert Historic Desert Indian Territories Geomorphic Provinces Ecological Subsections in California. Horsetheif is located on BLM land, and Piute and Cornfield Spring are within the Mojave National Preserve.

Habitat. This IBA draws attention to three major springs in the east Mojave Desert with similar avifauna. All are oases of riparian habitat associated with desert ranges surrounded by arid scrub. Bird populations were monitored at 24 forest monitoring plots across the watershed by the authors twice a season from to following the protocol of Environment Canada's Forest Bird.

Recommended Citation: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Range-wide Monitoring of the Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii): Annual by the Desert Tortoise Recovery Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Reno, Nevada. Mojave Desert birds have suffered major collapse over the past century, scientists say.

In the Mojave Desert, many types of birds have become less common over the past century. The recovery program for desert tortoises in the Mojave and Colorado deserts (USFWS, ) requires range-wide, long-term monitoring to determine whether recovery goals are met.

Specifically, will population numbers within recovery units remain stable or increase over a. The West Mojave Desert Ecological Reserve is an approximat acre property. The dominant vegetation is burro-weed, with creosote bush also abundant though not as evenly distributed.

Other plants present are cheese bush, beavertail cactus, desert marigold, and the desert aster. You may have read in an earlier Mojave Desert Blog posting about BrightSource Energy's complaints about the conditions imposed by the CEC, some of which demanded that the company mitigate for the loss of desert tortoise habitat, institute a raven management plan and a desert tortoise relocation plan.

The CEC rebuttal appears to hold fast to. Introduction Many travelers perceive the California desert as little more than a desolate wasteland, inhabited by a monotonous expanse of creosote bush (Larrea tridentata).In spending time off the beaten path, with a greater attention to detail, one uncovers an amazing diversity of plant life which exhibits a fascinating array of adaptations to the challenges of surviving in the desert.

Searchable listings of Mojave Desert hotels, motels, resorts, bed & breakfast, and more. Searchable listings of Mojave Desert RV parks and campgrounds. Use our easy Lodging Search to find exactly the type of accommodation you are looking for at the right price. - Explore desertraye's board "MojaveDesert Birds ♥♡♥♡", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Birds, Bird feathers and Pet birds pins. The Mojave Desert is situated in the southwestern portion of the United States, where it's made up of parts of California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. The desert is a hub for wildlife, including birds. Many diverse varieties of birds spend time in the Mojave Desert -- .MDLT has conserved more t acres of prime desert habitat, forever weaving together National Parks, wilderness areas, and wildlife linkage corridors.

The organization works closely with a broad range of desert community members and visitors, as well as with local, state, and federal agencies. Bird populations in the Mojave Desert have collapsed over the last century, and now scientists say they know why: The animals’ bodies can’t cope .