Management Recommendations are documents developed by taxa experts and land managers that provide guidance to Agency efforts in conserving Survey and Manage species. They identify and integrate the habitat or life-history factors key to managing the species to the level of protection intended in the standards and guidelines and are used at field offices of the BLM and Forest Service.
Depending upon the environmental conditions required by a species, decisions about the size of buffers to be applied to an area and what management activities are appropriate can vary from site to site from maintaining one or more habitat components (such as downed logs or canopy cover) to complete exclusion from disturbance for many acres. While the Management Recommendations are designed to support the conservation of each species, they may allow loss of some individuals, areas, or elements not affecting continued site occupancy. Management Recommendations for uncommon species may also identify high-priority sites that must be managed to provide for a reasonable assurance of persistence of the taxon (or the procedures for designating such sites locally) as well as sites that no longer need to be managed for the benefit of those species. They may also provide information on natural history, current species status, species distribution, management goals and objectives, specific management actions or recommendations, monitoring needs, and needs for information and research to the extent such information supports management of known sites, identification of high-priority sites, and identification of survey priorities.
Below you will find a list of pages dedicated to each of the different taxonomic groups. Each page contains links to the latest information for the species listed. The Conservation Assessments and Species Fact Sheets provide the most up-to-date species' information, but older management recommendations are provided as well.