Access ID Monitoring Theme Monitoring Indicators Organization Primary Contact Protocol Contact Secondary Contact
1 Wildlife Multiple indicators (pertaining to mule deer, antelope, sage grouse, raptors, and sensitive species population parameters and/or habitat use) Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Anticline Project Office; (referenced Monitoring and Mitigation Plan was developed by the BLM, WGFD, and operators) Eric G. Decker, Project Coordinator, BLM Pinedale Field Office 1625 West Pine Street / PO Box 768 Pinedale, WY 82941 Phone: 307-367-5386 Email: egdecker@blm.gov
2 Vegetation Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler
3 Riparian/Wetland Condition Assessment Qualitative observations of hydrology, vegetation, and erosion/deposition (soils) attributes (see pg. 63 of protocol). 17 physical attributes are assessed on the Lotic form and 20 on the Lentic form. They are answered in a Yes/No/Not Applicable format. Notes addressing each attribute can be included on the form. At the end of the form a summary rating for the stream or wetland is given as Proper Functioning, Functioning at-Risk, or Non Functioning. If Functioning at-Risk, an apparent trend assessed as Upward, Downward or not Apparent. The individual technical references can be used to identify all of the attributes. Note: For PFC assessments there are two technical references. One is for Lotic (moving water) riparian areas and the other is for Lentic (standing water or wetland) riparian areas. Bureau of Land Management, Partners This methodology is performed by an interdisciplinary team. Generally, the riparian coordinator for each office oversees the efforts: - RSFO: John Henderson, Fisheries Biologist, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs WY 82901, (307) 352-0220, jhenders@blm.gov - PFO: Kellie Roadifer, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, PO Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941, (307) 367-5309, kroadife@blm.gov - KFO: Carl Bezanson, Rangeland Management Specialist, Kemmerer Field Office, 312 Highway 189 North, Kemmerer WY 83101, (307) 828-4522, cbezanso@blm.gov Primary Contact or Forest Service, BLM, NRCS.
4 Stream Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler
5 Stream Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler
6 Riparian/Wetland , Vegetation Community type cover and composition (%) of greenline (streamside) vegetation Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Bureau of Land Management, Big Sandy Working Group Paul Dey; BLM Rangeland Management Specialists at Field Office level (RSFO, RFO, PFO, KFO) Primary Contact or protocol author (Alma Winward, Regional Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Regional Office, Region 4, awinward@fs.fed.us)
7 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Andrea Orabona Stephanie Jones, Nongame Migratory Bird Coordinator, stephanie_jones@fws.gov
8 Water Bureau of Land Management Mary Read, Wildlife Biologist, BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North 3rd Street Rawlins, WY 82301, (307) 328-4255, mread@blm.gov
9 Mammal Bureau of Land Management Frank Blomquist, Wildlife Biologist, BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North 3rd Street Rawlins, WY 82301, (307) 328-4207, fblomqui@blm.gov
10 Aquatic Ecosystems see monitoring strategy; http://deq.state.wy.us/wqd/watershed/Downloads/Monitoring/WY_strategy2010_final.pdf U.S. Geological Survey for Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Jeremy ZumBerge Project lead
11 Aquatic Ecosystems community metrics and composition of benthic invertebrates and benthic algae, water quality, channel stability, habitat quality, riparian disturbance WDEQ Jeremy ZumBerge Primary contact
12 Aquatic Ecosystems community metrics and composition of benthic invertebrates and benthic algae, water quality WDEQ Jeremy ZumBerge Primary contact
13 Aquatic Ecosystems community metrics and composition of benthic invertebrates and benthic algae, water quality, channel stability, habitat quality, riparian disturbance WDEQ Jeremy ZumBerge Primary contact
14 Bird Bureau of Land Management Frank Blomquist
15 Rangeland Multiple indicators Bureau of Land Management, Permittees, multiple agencies - RSFO: David Brock, Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0252, dbrock@blm.gov; - RFO: Rebecca Spurgin, AFM Resources, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third, PO Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 82301, (307) 328-4363, rspurgin@blm.gov; - PFO: John Huston, AFM Resources, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, PO Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941, (307) 367-5385, jhuston@blm.gov; - KFO: Carl Bezanson, Rangeland Management Specialist, Kemmerer Field Office, 312 Highway 189 North, Kemmerer WY 83101, (307) 828-4522, cbezanso@blm.gov Primary Contact
16 Mammal NA Bureau of Land Management Jeromy Caldwell NA
17 Vegetation Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler
18 Bird Sage Grouse numbers attending leks (lek counts), or active lek numbers (lek surveys). Note: for lek surveys, activity is indicated by birds occupying the site or signs of strutting activity. Bureau of Land Management; Wyoming Game and Fish Department; Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Jeromy Caldwell, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901. Primary contact
19 Aquatic Habitat Wyoming Game and Fish Department Paul Dey
20 Wellpad Reclamation NA Bureau of Land Management; Industry Trisha Cartmell, Petroleum Engineer, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0346, tcarmel@blm.gov NA
21 Bird Bureau of Land Management Frank Blomquist
22 Fire Individual variables to be measured are defined in the appropriate planning documents for the treatment (dependent upon specific management objectives). 11 data collection methods are described in the protocol (see pgs. 9-13) Bureau of Land Management Richard Putnam, Fire Management Specialist, High Desert District Fire Supression, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, rputnam@blm.gov, (307) 352-0236 Primary Contact
23 Mammal Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Jeromy Caldwell
24 Water Bureau of Land Management
25 Plan Monitoring plan references several protocols, each with specific monitored indicators. See "Wyoming Rangeland Monitoring Guide" (2008). , RMRS-GTR-47:"Monitoring the Vegetation Resources in Riparian Areas" (Winward, 2000)., TR 1734-3: "Utilization Studies"(1999), TR 1737-15: "Riparian Area Management: A User Guide to Assessing Proper Functioning Condition and the Supporting Science for Lotic Areas" (1998), and TR 1737-16: "Riparian Area Management: A User Guide to Assessing the Proper Functioning Condition and the Supporting Science for Lentic Areas" (1999/2003). Bureau of Land Management David Brock, Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist, (307) 352-0252, dbrock@blm.gov Primary Contact
26 Plan Bureau of Land Management
27 Plan Bureau of Land Management
28 Habitat Bureau of Land Management; Wyoming Game and Fish Department Jeormy Caldwell
29 Vegetation NEED INFO Bureau of Land Management; WYNDD Jim Glennon, Botanist, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0336, jglennon@blm.gov
30 Bird Bureau of Land Management
31 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Andrea Orabona
32 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Martin Grenier
33 Habitat Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler
34 Continuous Flow US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division Kirk Miller
35 Vegetation Vegetation community type cover and composition (%) along greenline and valley floor of riparian complex; Woody species density and age class or patch size along greeline. Bureau of Land Management; US Forest Service (Protocol publisher) John Henderson, Fisheries Biologist, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs WY 82901, (307) 352-0220, jhenders@blm.gov Primary contact or protocol author (Alma Winward, Regional Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Regional Office, Region 4, awinward@fs.fed.us)
36 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department; University of Wyoming Steve Buskirk
37 Sensitive Species Wyoming Game and Fish Department Kevin Gelwicks
38 Fish Wyoming Game and Fish Department Kevin Gelwicks
39 Water Quality US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division; Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Mike Sweat
40 Groundwater US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division; Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Mike Sweat
41 Water Quality US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division Kirk Miller
42 Groundwater Ground water levels, depth to water, and groundwater quality. US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division Kirk Miller
43 Bird Sage Grouse numbers attending leks (lek counts), or active lek numbers (lek surveys). Note: for lek surveys, activity is indicated by birds occupying the site or signs of strutting activity. Wyoming Game and Fish Department; Bureau of Land Management; Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Tom Christiansen, (307) 875-3225, ext. 227, WGFD Sage Grouse Coordinator, Tom.Christiansen@wyo.gov Primary Contact
44 Water Quality US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division; US Geological Survey, Geological Division; Wyoming Game and Fish Department Mike Sweat
45 Water Quality US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division; Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Kirk Miller
46 Water Quality US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division; Bureau of Land Management, RFO Kirk Miller
47 Bird Bureau of Land Management
48 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
49 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Bob Oakleaf
50 Vegetation US Forest Service
51 Vegetation Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler
52 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Tom Christiansen
53 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
54 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
55 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
56 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
57 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
58 Fish Surveys Wyoming Game and Fish Department Kevin Gelwicks
59 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
60 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
61 Vegetation Occurrence by species, survival rate of woody riparian plantings. Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Local Southwest Wyoming Mule Deer Foundation, private landowner (Adam Lerrick) Thor Stephenson, Natural Resource Specialist, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0369, t2stephe@blm.gov NA
62 Disease Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cynthia Tate
63 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
64 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Larry Roberts
65 Management Plan Bureau of Land Management
66 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Martin Grenier
67 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
68 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Reg Rothwell
69 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department; University of Wyoming Anna Chalfoun
70 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department; University of Wyoming Merav Ben-David
71 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Martin Grenier
72 Mammal Wyoming Game and Fish Department Brandon Scurlock
73 Disease Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cynthia Tate
74 Bird Bureau of Land Management
75 Mammal Bureau of Land Management
76 Amphibian Bureau of Land Management
77 Herpetological Bureau of Land Management
78 Mammal Bureau of Land Management
79 Coal Mining NA Bureau of Land Management Joanna Nara-Kloepper NA
80 Disease Wyoming Game and Fish Department Terry Kreeger
81 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Susan Patala
82 Recreation Site Visitor use and visitor satisfaction. Site safety. Facilities maintenance. Bureau of Land Management Jo (Georgia) Foster, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM Rock Spring Field Office, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0327, gfoster@blm.gov Primary Contact
83 Fish Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hilda Sexauer
84 BLM Projects Bureau of Land Management; Partners
85 Fish Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hilda Sexauer
86 Herpetological Wyoming Game and Fish Department; ISU Zack Walker, Charles Peterson
87 Herpetological Wyoming Game and Fish Department; University of Wyoming Anna Chalfoun, Zack Walker
88 Herpetological Wyoming Game and Fish Department Charlotte Matthews, Zack Walker
89 Fish Wyoming Game and Fish Department; University of Wyoming F. Rahel, N. Cook, J. Luginbill, R. Keith
90 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Susan Patala
91 Fish Wyoming Game and Fish Department; University of Wyoming W. Hubert, R. Gipson
92 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Bob Oakleaf
93 Habitat Wyoming Game and Fish Department Paul Dey
94 Habitat Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler/Paul Dey
95 Habitat Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler
96 Habitat Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler
97 Habitat Wyoming Game and Fish Department Brandon Scurlock
98 Habitat Wyoming Game and Fish Department Gary Butler
99 Invertebrate Wyoming Game and Fish Department Amy Krist, Gordon Edwards
100 Minerals Development NA Bureau of Land Management Joanna Nara-Kloepper NA
101 Wilderness Study Area Unauthorized use Bureau of Land Management Jo (Georgia) Foster, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM Rock Spring Field Office, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0327, gfoster@blm.gov Primary Contact
102 Cultural Resource Conditions, Historic Trails Estimated % of site disturbance/Site Condition; Site disturbance agents (varies by site); Effectiveness of previously applied protection measures (if applicable) Bureau of Land Management, Partners RSFO: Kevin (Scott) Stadler, Supervisory Archeologist, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0324, kstadler@blm.gov NA
103 Bird Raptor nest activity and location. - Nest activity attributes: species, occupancy, activity status, hatch status, fledge status, number of adults and juveniles, nest condition - Nest location attributes: Northing/Easting, Nest substrate, Height of substrate, Nest height, Aspect of substrate/Exposure of nest, Nest type/structure Bureau of Land Management Jeromy Caldwell, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, jcaldwel@blm.gov, (307) 352-0335 Primary Contact
104 Habitat Bureau of Land Management Jeromy Caldwell
105 Climate Change Colorado State University Kurt Fausch
106 Bird Wyoming Game and Fish Department Andrea Orabona
107 Fish Management Wyoming Game and Fish Department Bobby Compton
108 Trona Mining NA Bureau of Land Management Joanna Nara-Kloepper NA
109 Coal Reclamation Bureau of Land Management; WDEQ Joanna Nara-Kloepper
110 vegetation and soil - reclamation % cover by plant life form on disturbed and non-disturbed areas, erosion condition (simple rating on a scale of 1 to 5 for the given categories: surface rock, pedestaling, flow patterns/soil movement, trills) --- Realty Action Reclamation Bureau of Land Management; Industry Patricia Hamilton, Realty Specialist, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0334, phamilto@blm.gov Primary Contact (developed form)
111 Fish Contaminants US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Travis Sanderson, Aida Farag, Greg Watson, Patrick Lionberger and Robb Keith
112 Trumpeter swan/ Avian influenza surveys US Fish and Wildlife Service Natalie Fath
113 Carbon Sequestration Density, cover and aboveground biomass of big sagebrush and herbaceous grasses. Chemical analyses of soil cores. US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Justin Derner, Jerry Schuman, George Vance
114 Data Management US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division Mike Sweat
115 Reservoir & Natural Lake Wyoming Game and Fish Department Kevin Gelwicks
116 Fish University of Wyoming W. Hubert, F. Rahel
117 Bird Contaminants US Fish and Wildlife Service Kim Dickerson Project Lead
118 Invasive Species Bureau of Land Management; County Weed and Pest District Jim Glennon (RSFO); Carl Bezanson (KFO); Deej Brown (PFO)
119 Climate Minimum & maximum monthly and annual air temperature, and precipitation, including snow fall and snow depth. US National Park Service, Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Program (NCPN) for Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer, WY Dana Witwicki, NCPN, P.O. Box 848, Moab, UT 84532; phone 970-555-1212; dawit@nps.gov Primary Contact
120 Landbird Density of land birds, percent vegetation cover US National Park Service, Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Program (NCPN) for Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer, WY Dana Witwicki, NCPN, P.O. Box 848, Moab, UT 84532; phone 970-555-1212; dawit@nps.gov. Primary Contact
121 Land cover US National Park Service, Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Program (NCPN) for Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer, WY Dave Thoma - Dusty Perkins, Program Coordinator, Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Program (NCPN), Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO. Dustin_W_Perkins@nps.gov
122 Land Condition US National Park Service, Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Program (NCPN) for Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer, WY Dave Thoma - Dusty Perkins, Program Coordinator, Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Program (NCPN), Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO. Dustin_W_Perkins@nps.gov
123 Invasive Exotic Plant US National Park Service, Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Program (NCPN) for Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer, WY Dusty Perkins, Program Coordinator, Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Program (NCPN), Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO. Dustin_W_Perkins@nps.gov
124 Bird Passerine birds Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (contracted by Wyo. BLM) David Hanni -- Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory PO Box 1232 Brighton, CO 80601 303.659.4348 David Hanni, Chris White, Jennifer Blakelsey (all RMBO)
125 Riparian/Wetland , Stream , Vegetation Multiple indicators, selections are specific to the site and monitoring objectives. 4 short-term, livestock/herbivore grazing use indicators, and 6 long-term, resource condition indicators. - Short term: 1) Stubble height, 2) Streambank alteration, 3) Woody species use, and 4) Streambank stability and cover - Long-term: 5) Greenline composition, 6) Woody species height class, 7) Woody species age class, 8) Greenline to greenline width, 9) Substrate, 10) Residual pool depth and pool frequency. Bureau of Land Management This methodology is performed by an interdisciplinary team. Generally, the riparian coordinator for each office oversees the efforts: - RSFO: John Henderson, Fisheries Biologist, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs WY 82901, (307) 352-0220, jhenders@blm.gov - PFO: Kellie Roadifer, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, PO Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941, (307) 367-5309, kroadife@blm.gov - KFO: Carl Bezanson, Rangeland Management Specialist, Kemmerer Field Office, 312 Highway 189 North, Kemmerer WY 83101, (307) 828-4522, cbezanso@blm.gov Primary Contact or Protocol Authors (Steven J. Smith, Team Leader and Rangeland/Riparian Specialist, National Riparian Service Team, USDI Bureau of Land Management, (541) 416-6703, sjsmith@blm.gov, Timothy A. Burton, Retired, and Ervin R. Cowley, Retired)
126 Traffic counters, Outdoor recreation Number of individuals visiting a particular location. Bureau of Land Management Jo (Georgia) Foster, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM Rock Spring Field Office, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0327, gfoster@blm.gov Primary Contact
127 Water Quality Water pH, O2 and TDS collected with youth involvement. Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office Jo (Georgia) Foster, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM Rock Spring Field Office, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0327, gfoster@blm.gov Primary Contact
128 Vegetation, Surface conditions Monitoring plan references several protocols, each with specific monitored indicators. See RMRS-GTR-47:"Monitoring the Vegetation Resources in Riparian Areas" (Winward, 2000)., TR 1734-3: "Utilization Studies"(1999), TR 1734-4 "Sampling Vegetation Attributes", TR 1737-15: "Riparian Area Management: A User Guide to Assessing Proper Functioning Condition and the Supporting Science for Lotic Areas" (1998), TR 1737-16: "Riparian Area Management: A User Guide to Assessing the Proper Functioning Condition and the Supporting Science for Lentic Areas" (1999/2003), and TR 1737-23 "Riparian area management: Multiple indicator monitoring (MIM) of stream channels and streamside vegetation" (2011) Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office David Brock, Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist, (307) 352-0252, dbrock@blm.gov Primary Contact
129 Water Temperature Water temperature Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Dennis Doncaster, Hydrologist, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0207, ddoncast@blm.gov NA
130 Birds, Mammals Mortality - # carcasses or feather spots (Various indicators, multiple protocols included within plan, but avian species mortality is the only protocol currently implemented) Bureau of Land Management, Industry Lorraine Keith, RECO Wildlife Biologist, BLM Rock Springs, Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0352, lkeith@blm.gov Primary Contact