Greetings California Mojave RIT members.
Attached are spreadsheets documenting all proposed recovery actions submitted for the California Mojave RIT. These are the actions that each workgroup will be prioritizing at your December 4-5 in-person meeting in Barstow, as part of developing your RIT's Recovery Action Plan.
There is one Excel workbook for each workgroup. In each workbook, there is a tab (at the bottom of the workbook) for each Tortoise Conservation Area, analogous to how you proposed actions in the RA Proposal Tool website.
Action Item: In preparation for the in-person meeting, we would like you to please review the recovery actions that you proposed (if any) in your workgroup's spreadsheet; consider whether or not the wording of your proposal accurately reflects your answer to the question, “What recovery actions do you wish you had funding to accomplish, and where would you like to implement them?” Some of your proposals may have been reworded to so that they reflect implementable actions.
Action Item: Propose any additional actions that you wish were in the spreadsheets. These need not be limited to your own workgroup; anything you propose for a separate workgroup will be considered by that group during the in-person meeting. When you are proposing additional actions, think again of, "What recovery actions do you wish you had funding to accomplish? and exactly where would you like to see them implemented?"
Please contact us if you have any questions!
Chris and Cat
Christine Owen Mullen, Ph.D.U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceDesert Tortoise Recovery Office777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 208Palm Springs, CA 92261Phone: 760-322-2070 x214