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Mussel Sites - 2009 [ds658]

Metadata Updated: April 9, 2015

Freshwater mussels are one of the most imperiled groups of organisms on the planet (Williams et al.1993, Strayer et al.2004, Strayer 2006, R´Egnier et al.2009). Although western freshwater mussels have been declining as well (Taylor 1981, Hovingh 2004), recent surveys have not generally been conducted disallowing any clear indication of current compared to historic distribution and abundance. The California floater mussel, Anodonta californiensis Lea 1852 (Family Unionidae) was designated by the Forest Service as a Regionally Sensitive species in 1999. However, distributions of A. californiensis on public lands in California were poorly defined and taxonomic affinities across the western states were confused because of high genetic variability (Mock et al. 2004). This species has been a C2 candidate species for listing under the Endangered Species Act and is presently given a conservation status designation of "C3Q", meaning that globally there are probably no more than 300 populations in existence and that taxonomic problems preclude accurate assessment of actual conservation status. To address this data gap, surveys for A. californiensis and other Regionally Sensitive species have been conducted since 2001 (Brim Box et al. 2005, Howard 2008, Mock et al. 2010). Based on these earlier surveys, it became apparent that systematic surveys concentrated in specific geographic areas such as individual national forests would yield poor success in finding occupied sites (Howard 2008). Therefore during 2008-09, a strategic survey method was employed by prioritizing and revisiting locatable historic sites and water bodies to enhance chances of locating the dwindling number of extant populations ( http://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=23565 ).

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Metadata Date January 1, 9999
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Metadata Updated Date April 9, 2015
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