Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Georgia
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Georgia Project


Accelerating Conservation of At-Risk Species in the Longleaf System

August 2016 - August 2020


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • NRCS
  • Mississippi State University
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • DOI Southeast Climate Science Center

The Southeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working actively with state wildlife agencies and other partners, through the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to assess the status of >300 species awaiting reviews for listing decision and to implement conservation for these species on public and private lands. The longleaf pine ecological system supports a number of priority at-risk species, including the gopher tortoise, striped newt, gopher frog, southern hognose snake, and Florida pine snake. Major science needs are to analyze and integrate new information from status surveys for this group of species and to identify those conservation actions to improve the status of these species. By involving partner groups in this work, this project will synthesize data for these priority species and will develop models that predict population viability as a consequence of predicted exogenous threats (e.g., climate change and land use conversion) and conservation actions in space and time to mitigate those threats. These products will be delivered in form that facilitates a future formal decision analysis in which tradeoffs in alternative conservation actions may be explored.

Presentations Presentation Date
Crawford, B.A., J.C. Maerz, C.T. Moore, D.T. Jones-Farrand & M. Harris. 2017. Workshop 1: The Longleaf ARC Project: At-risk amphibian and reptile conservation in the longleaf system. Southeastern Partners of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Little Rock, AR, 16-19 February 2017. 2017-02-16
Crawford, B.A., J.C. Maerz, C.T. Moore, D.T. Jones-Farrand & M. Harris. 2017. The Longleaf ARC Project: Accelerating conservation of at-risk species in the longleaf system. 14th Annual Stewardship Partners Meeting, Longleaf Partnership Council, Montgomery, AL, 4-5 April 2017. 2017-04-04
Crawford, B.A., J.C. Maerz, C.T. Moore, D.T. Jones-Farrand & M. Harris. 2017. [Poster] The Longleaf ARC Project: Accelerating conservation of at-risk species in the longleaf system. Southeastern Partners of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Little Rock, AR, 16-19 February 2017. 2017-02-16
Crawford, B.A., J.C. Maerz, C.T. Moore, D.T. Jones-Farrand & M. Harris. 2017. [Poster] The Longleaf ARC Project: Accelerating conservation of at-risk species in the longleaf system. Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, Palatka, FL, 13-15 January 2017. 2017-01-13
Crawford, B., C. Moore, J. Maerz, M. Harris, and T. Jones-Farrand. 2017. The Longleaf ARC Project: Accelerating conservation of at-risk species in the longleaf system. 2017 Wildlife Research Meeting, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, 8 August 2017, Mansfield, GA. 2017-08-08
Crawford, B. A., C. T. Moore, J. C. Maerz, D. T. Jones-Farrand, and M. Harris. 2017. Preliminary range-wide status modeling to accelerate conservation of the gopher tortoise. Poster; 39th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 13-15 October 2017, Edgefield, SC. 2017-10-13
Crawford, B., J. C. Maerz, C. T. Moore, D. T. Jones-Farrand, and M. Harris. 2018. The Longleaf ARC project: accelerating conservation of at-risk species in the longleaf system. Presentation at 2018 Annual Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 22-25 February 2018, Helen, GA. 2018-02-23
Crawford, B.A., J.C. Maerz, C.T. Moore, D.T. Jones-Farrand & M. Harris. 2016. The Longleaf ARC Project introductory webinar: At-Risk species Conservation in the longleaf system. Introductory webinar for partners, 4 October 2016. 2016-10-04
Crawford, B., C. Moore, J. Maerz, M. Harris, T. Jones-Farrand. 2018. The Longleaf ARC Project: Accelerating conservation of at-risk species in the longleaf system. Webinar presented to the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, 21 June 2018. 2018-06-21
Crawford, B., J. C. Maerz, C. T. Moore, D. T. Jones-Farrand, and M. Harris. 2018. Range-wide status modeling to accelerate conservation of at-risk species in the longleaf system. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 21-24 October 2018, Mobile, AL. 2018-10-23
Crawford, B. A., J. C. Maerz, C. T. Moore, D. T. Jones-Farrand, and M. Harris. 2019. Estimating extinction risk for the southern hognose snake to inform listing decisions under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. 2019 Annual Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Meeting, 14-17 February 2019, Black Mountain, NC. 2019-02-14
Crawford, B. A., C. T. Moore, J. C. Maerz, D. T. Jones-Farrand, and M. Harris. 2019. Using experts and models to accelerate conservation of at-risk species in the longleaf pine system. Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Regional Science Symposium, 13-15 November 2019, New Orleans, LA. 2019-11-14