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MGS - Mohave Ground Squirrel Work Group

Background

1. PURPOSE and BACKGROUND:

The Mohave ground squirrel (MGS) is endemic to the West Mojave Desert in California. With nearly two-thirds of the currently hypothesized species range in federal ownership and with increasing concern over the status of the species due to perceived increases in threats, the DMG is partnering with stakeholders to develop a collaborative, implementable conservation strategy/plan for the long term protection of Mohave Ground Squirrel and its habitat. 

2. MISSION:

Collaboratively develop a comprehensive, implementable conservation strategy/plan to ensure the long-term protection of Mohave Ground Squirrel habitat and viability of the species.

3. OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSERVATION STRATEGY/PLAN:

  • Foster communication and coordination among participants and other interested parties to identify opportunities for collaborative action to further species recovery and the acquisition, protection, restoration and management of MGS habitat. Objective
  • Determine the extent of the MGS range Objective
  • Determine ecological requirements of MGS Objective
  • Develop and implement effective conservation measures Objective 5) Develop and implement an adaptive management plan for long term viability of the species


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