Wildlife Action Plan Details

 

CWCS Cover
CWCS Inside Cover Page
Executive Summary
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures and List of Charts
Roadmap
List of Acronyms

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION

  1. Conservation and Management of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources in Louisiana
  2. Problem and Need for a Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy
  3. The CWCS in Louisiana

CHAPTER 2. STATE OVERVIEW

  1. Geographic Context
  2. Land Ownership and Population Trends
  3. Recent Trends in Consumptive and Non-consumptive Recreational Use in Louisiana
  4. Ecological Regions and Aquatic Drainage Basins in the State
    1. Terrestrial Systems:
      1. East Gulf Coastal Plain (EGCP)
      2. Upper East Gulf Coastal Plain (UEGCP)
      3. Mississippi River Alluvial Plain (MRAP)
      4. Upper West Gulf Coastal Plain (UWGCP)
      5. Lower West Gulf Coastal Plain (LWGCP)
      6. Gulf Coast Prairies & Marshes (GCPM)
    2. Aquatic Systems:
      1. Freshwater
      2. Water Quality Assessments
      3. Louisiana's Natural and Scenic Rivers
      4. Management Basins
        1. Atchafalaya Basin
        2. Barataria Basin
        3. Calcasieu Basin
        4. Mermentau Basin
        5. Mississippi Basin
        6. Ouachita Basin
        7. Pearl Basin
        8. Pontchartrain Basin
        9. Red Basin
        10. Sabine Basin
        11. Terrebonne Basin
        12. Vermilion & Teche Basin
      5. Marine

CHAPTER 3. APPROACH

  1. Organizational Structure
    1. Technical Committees
    2. Coordination with Other Agencies
    3. Public Involvement and Partnerships
    4. Cooperation with Other States
  2. Species of Conservation Concern
  3. Species Prioritization Process
  4. Taxonomic Groups
    1. Amphibians and Reptiles
    2. Birds
    3. Mammals
    4. Fishes
      1. Freshwater Fish
      2. Marine Fish
    5. Mussels
    6. Crustaceans
    7. Butterflies
  5. Habitats
    1. Terrestrial Habitats
    2. Aquatic Habitats
  6. Threats to Species of Concern and Related Habitats
  7. Threats to Terrestrial Habitats
  8. Threats to Aquatic Habitats
  9. Prioritization of Terrestrial Habitats by Ecoregions
  10. Prioritization of Aquatic Habitats

CHAPTER 4. CONSERVATION HABITATS AND SPECIES ASSESSMENTS

  1. Terrestrial Habitats
    1. Agriculture-Crop-Grassland
    2. Barrier Island Live Oak Forest
    3. Barrier Island
    4. Batture
    5. Bayhead Swamp/Forested Seep
    6. Bottomland Hardwood Forest
    7. Brackish Marsh
    8. Calcareous Forest
    9. Calcareous Prairie
    10. Coastal Dune Grassland/Shrub Thicket
    11. Coastal Live Oak-Hackberry Forest
    12. Coastal Mangrove-Marsh Shrubland
    13. Coastal Prairie
    14. Cypress-Tupelo-Blackgum Swamp
    15. Eastern Hillside Seepage Bog
    16. Eastern Longleaf Pine Savannah
    17. Eastern Upland Longleaf Pine Forest
    18. Freshwater Marsh
    19. Hardwood Flatwoods
    20. Intermediate Marsh
    21. Live Oak-Pine-Magnolia Forest
    22. Live Oak Natural Levee Forest
    23. Mixed Hardwood-Loblolly Pine/Hardwood Slope Forest
    24. Saline Prairie
    25. Salt Dome Hardwood Forest
    26. Salt Marsh
    27. Sandbars
    28. Sandstone Glade/Barren
    29. Shortleaf Pine/Oak-Hickory Forest
    30. Slash Pine-Pondcypress/Hardwood Forest
    31. Small Stream Forest
    32. Southern Mesophytic Forest
    33. Spruce Pine-Hardwood Flatwood
    34. Vegetated Pioneer Emerging Delta
    35. Western Hillside Seepage Bog
    36. Western Longleaf Pine Savannah
    37. Western Upland Longleaf Pine Forest
    38. Western Xeric Sandhill Woodland
  2. Aquatic Habitats
    1. Freshwater Habitats
      1. Atchafalaya Basin
      2. Barataria Basin
      3. Calcasieu Basin
      4. Mermentau Basin
      5. Mississippi Basin
      6. Ouachita Basin
      7. Pearl Basin
      8. Pontchartrain Basin
      9. Red Basin
      10. Sabine Basin
      11. Terrebonne Basin
      12. Vermilion-Teche Basin
    2. Marine Habitats and Strategies
      1. Soft Mud Bottom
      2. Shell/Shell Hash Bottom
      3. Hard Mud/Clay Bottom
      4. Sandy Bottom
      5. State Territorial Open Water

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL CONSERVATION STRATEGIES

  1. General Strategies
    1. Aquatic Summary
    2. Terrestrial Summary
  2. Aquatic General Strategies:
  3. Terrestrial General Strategies
    1. Working with Private Landowners:
    2. Creating Partnerships:
    3. Education/Outreach:
    4. Invasive Species:
    5. Working with Legislators:
    6. Research Strategies:

CHAPTER 6. DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS

CHAPTER 7. CONSERVATION PRIORITIES

  1. Terrestrial Habitats
  2. Aquatic Habitats

CHAPTER 8. RESEARCH AND MONITORING

  1. Research
  2. Database Needs
  3. Biological Monitoring
    1. Terrestrial Habitats and Species
    2. Aquatic Habitats and Species
      1. Freshwater
      2. Marine
      3. Coastal Restoration
  4. Measuring Strategy Success
  5. Adaptive Management

REFERENCES

APPENDICES
Appendix A. Managed Areas by Ecoregion
Appendix B. CWCS Core Committee
Appendix C. CWCS Technical Committees
Appendix D. CWCS Public Workshops
Appendix E. Explanation of Rankings
Appendix F. Species of Conservation Concern in Louisiana
Appendix G. Louisiana Terrestrial Habitats
Appendix H. CWCS Habitat Threat Assessment Participants
Appendix I. CWCS Strategies Development Participants
Appendix J. Example of Threats Assessment - EGCP
Appendix K. Threats Definitions
Appendix L. Sources of Threats Definitions
Appendix M. Terrestrial Habitat Priorities
Appendix N. Terrestrial Species Strategies
Appendix O. Aquatic Species Strategies
Appendix P. Research and Monitoring Projects
Appendix Q. Coastal Restoration Projects

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