Survey of protected terrestrial vertebrates on the Oak Ridge Reservation. Final report

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Surveys of protected terrestrial vertebrates on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) were conducted from October 1994 through May 1996. The surveys were undertaken to help avoid or minimize the potential impacts of projects on the ORR to species listed by the state or federal government as endangered, threatened, or in need-of-management; federal species of concern were included. Results of the survey will also assist in effectively managing the ORR. Currently, there are 69 species of federal- or state-listed terrestrial vertebrates (20 reptiles and amphibians, 20 mammals, and 29 birds) that may occur in Tennessee. Listed animal species that might be ... continued below

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Mitchell, J.M.; Vail, E.R.; Webb, J.W.; King, A.L. & Hamlett, P.A. May 1, 1996.

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Surveys of protected terrestrial vertebrates on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) were conducted from October 1994 through May 1996. The surveys were undertaken to help avoid or minimize the potential impacts of projects on the ORR to species listed by the state or federal government as endangered, threatened, or in need-of-management; federal species of concern were included. Results of the survey will also assist in effectively managing the ORR. Currently, there are 69 species of federal- or state-listed terrestrial vertebrates (20 reptiles and amphibians, 20 mammals, and 29 birds) that may occur in Tennessee. Listed animal species that might be present on the ORR were targeted for survey using a prioritization system based on historical and recent sightings, known species distributions, presence of suitable habitat, literature reviews, and personal communications. Survey methods included trapping, seining, monitoring artificial covers, active searching, and avian surveys. Surveys were conducted during the time of year when each targeted species was most likely to be encountered. The report also includes ancillary information. Records are provided for nonlisted species (44 species of reptiles and amphibians, 155 species of birds, and 28 species of mammals). Categorization of survey sites into 1 or more of 19 habitat types, which are briefly described, is presented. Notes are summarized on the occurrence of threatened and endangered species on the ORR. The report also lists threatened and endangered species not found that might be located by additional surveys, recommends three survey areas for natural-area status due to wildlife value, and suggests several avenues for future work.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96011656

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  • Other: DE96011656
  • Report No.: ES/ER/TM--188
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/257381 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 257381
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670029

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Mitchell, J.M.; Vail, E.R.; Webb, J.W.; King, A.L. & Hamlett, P.A. Survey of protected terrestrial vertebrates on the Oak Ridge Reservation. Final report, report, May 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670029/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.