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Fiscal Year 2006

Section 6 Threatened and Endangered Species Projects - FY06
October 1, 2005 – September 30, 2006

Alabama Endangered Bats Cave Survey (Project 12):
Objective: To inventory gray bats in Priority 1, 2, and 3 caves and other non-priority caves in north Alabama.
Keith Hudson, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

Tennessee River Mollusk Recovery (Project 59):
Objective: To monitor transplanted populations of state- and federally-protected mollusks in the Tennessee River.
Jeff Garner, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) Movement in the Alabama River, 2001-2006 (Project 80):
Objective: To study paddlefish movements and habitat preferences using sonic tagging and tracking technology.
M. F. "Scott" Mettee, Geological Survey of Alabama.

Occurrence, Landscape, and Habitat Relationships of Cerulean Warbler in Northern Alabama (Project 93):
Objective: To obtain information on the occurrence, landscape, and habitat relationships of the cerulean warbler in north Alabama.
Yong Wang, Alabama A&M University.

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Implementation (Project 94):
Objective: Implementation of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Plan by providing field services, communication with private and corporate landowners.
Mark Bailey, Conservation Southeast, Inc. Jan Garrett, The Nature Conservancy.

Choccolocco Upland Initiative: Improvement of the Fire-Dependent Montane Longleaf Pine Community for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker and other Priority Species (Project 95):
Objective: Improvement of nesting and forage habitat for the red-cockaded woodpecker through removal of mid-story vegetation.
Jeff Gardner, U. S. Forestry Service.

Survey of the Elk River System in Alabama for Fish Species of Moderate to Highest Conservation Concern, 2004-06 (Project 100):
Objective: To determine the current range of fish species of conservation concern in the Elk River system.
Tom Shepherd, Geological Survey of Alabama.

A Survey of Alabama’s Coastal Rivers and Streams for Fishes of Conservation Concern, 2004-06 (Project 101):
Objective: To locate and document additional populations of rare riverine fish species in Alabama’s coastal streams.
Pat O’Neil, Geological Survey of Alabama.

Status Survey for Spotted Rocksnail (Leptoxis picta) (Project 104):
Objective: To determine the status of the spotted rocksnail in the Alabama River.
Jeff Garner, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

Survey of Chipola River Headwaters for Endangered Freshwater Mussels (Project 105):
Objective: To determine the status of protected species and species of conservation concern in the headwaters of the Chipola River.
Jeff Garner, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

Survey of the Distribution of Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in Alabama (Project 106): 
Objective: To survey historical sites for the eastern hellbender, a species of highest conservation concern in Alabama.
George Cline, Jacksonville State University.

Chattahoochee River Tributary Mussel Survey (Project 107):
Objective: To determine the status of state- and federally-protected mussels in tributaries of the Chattahoochee River.
Stuart McGregor, Geological Survey of Alabama.

Alabama River Mussel Survey (Project 108):
Objective: To survey select sections of the Alabama River for mussels of highest conservation concern.
Stuart McGregor, Geological Survey of Alabama.

Gopher Tortoise Relocation Initiative (Project 109):
Objective: To relocate gopher tortoises from private land to state owned lands.
Eric Soehren, State Lands Division.

Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) Survey (Project 110):
Objective: To determine the status of the state- and federally-protected indigo snake in Alabama.
Roger Clay, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.


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