Monitoring Protocols for Utah's Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Mollusks

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS Sada, Donald W 07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011 State of Utah - Division of Wildlfe

Project Description

The goal of this project is to compile mollusk sample methods and prepare standardized protocols that can be used by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) personnel to sample populations and track changes in abundance and distribution of rare aquatic and terrestrial mollusks in the State. This information can be used to determine population status. If populations are declining, this information will enable implementation of conservation strategies to protect habitats, increase abundance, and discourage listing species as either threatened or endangered. This project will provide UDNR with early warning tools to identify problems then quickly prepare and implement management actions to enhance populations and prevent future listings.