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Old 12-22-2010, 10:56 PM   #1
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Groups say wolf ruling should guide mouse decision | coloradoan.com | The Coloradoan+

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The five environmental groups include the Center for Native Ecosystems and the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance. They filed suit over the Preble's mouse last year, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was wrong to lift threatened species status for the mouse in Wyoming while keeping such protection in Colorado.
http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/preble/
 
http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/preble/CRITICAL%20HABITAT/CRITICALHABITATindex.htm


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December 2010: The Fish and Wildlife Service has revised the critical habitat designation for the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse designating approximately 411 miles of rivers and streams and 34,935 acres of streamside habitat in seven Colorado counties. This revision to the Service’s previous critical habitat designation adds an additional 177 miles of rivers and streams and 14,255 acres of adjacent habitat.
Areas designated as critical habitat for the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse in Boulder, Broomfield, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, and Teller counties include riparian corridors along rivers and streams, adjacent uplands, and areas that provide connectivity between and within populations. Most of the critical habitat occurs on lands that are privately or federally owned, with the remaining areas under state and local municipal ownership.
Approximately 550 acres identified as essential to the conservation of the species have been excluded from critical habitat because they are covered by approved Habitat Conservation Plans that provide greater benefits. In addition, approximately 3,300 acres of Department of Defense lands are not included in the final critical habitat designation, because they are covered by approved Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Ever wonder just how we can help a species after it is designated endangered?
I went in search of information about the Prebles meadow jumping mouse and came up with this university paper.
It discusses where the mouse is most likely to thrive and under what circumstances. Thus habitat may be actively restored to help repopulation. At least that is the idea, I think.

Preble Meadow Jumping Mouse Project

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Objectives: In some cases, mitigation for PMJM has involved habitat manipulation, e.g., replanting of willow in habitats deemed suitable for PMJM. Our primary objective is to determine how the presence of additional resources (artificial cover and food supplementation) influences the movement patterns of radio-tagged PMJM. This will be accomplished by monitoring mouse movements through radio telemetry before and after the addition of resources.

If reading the entire paper seems daunting try pages 56-62.
http://www.colostate.edu/dept/coopun...anntrainor.pdf
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