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Training

California Tiger Salamander Workshop 2009

Date

Friday, April 10, 2009
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Lunch will be provided

COST: $185.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Dr. Peter Trenham
Lecturer and Advisor
Penn State University

Julie Vance
Senior Environmental Scientist
California Department of Fish and Game

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
(831) 274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: California Tiger Salamander, Habitat Restoration

On April 10, 2009, Pete Trenham, Ph.D. will present a workshop in northern Monterey County on the biology and conservation of the California tiger salamander (CTS). Dr. Trenham has published a variety of papers on the ecology and life history of the California tiger salamander and has most successfully taught this same workshop several times. The workshop will consist of a daytime classroom session and a choice of attending a field session either 4:30-8:30 pm April 10 or the 9am-1pm April 11. Workshop Objectives: This is a great opportunity to gain an understanding of the biology of California tiger salamanders and also how this information can be applied to habitat management for this species. The information conveyed will be useful in large-scale and local conservation planning efforts. Topics discussed will include: the geographic distribution of California tiger salamanders and hybrid populations, upland and aquatic habitats and their management, movements, population and community ecology, survey methods, and methods for assessing potential project impacts and approaches for avoidance and minimization. Julie Vance, from the California Department of Fish and Game will join Dr. Trenham to present perspectives from her Department on permitting and protection of the species. 

During a field training practicum, participants will also receive training in species identification, sampling techniques, and the habitat requirements of the California tiger salamander.  Workshop moderator Grey Hayes will use the field setting to assist participants in analysis of the impacts of a fictitious development proposal so that they will better be able to analyze impacts and design avoidance/mitigation in the real world.

Important Registration Details: Please note, you can pre-register using this website, but we must receive your payment no later than 5 p.m. March 17th for us to reserve a spot for you at the workshop. Your registration will not be completed without payment by this date. Send a check for $185 made out to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation, sent to Grey Hayes, c/o ESF, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076. We will email you when we have received your payment. After receiving payment, we will register you also in one of the two night time field training sessions, on either April 10, 4:30-8:30pm or April 11, 9am-1pm. If you have a preference for one of these two nights, please let us know; we will do our best to accommodate your choice, but cannot guarantee placement in a particular session. We cannot refund any of your registration fee(s) if you cancel after March 10th, 5 p.m. Cancellation before this date results in our refunding all but $30 processing fee. We do not allow people to 'trade' their registration, even with people in the same organization.

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Contact List: 2009 California Tiger Salamander Workshop
PDF, 13KB


Presentation: California Department of Fish and Game's CTS 2009 Presentation
PDF, 1MB
Julie Vance
CDFG
April 2009
Presentation: Daniel Russell - USFW and CTS 2009
PDF, 592KB
Daniel Russell
USFWS
April 2009
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Amphibian Upland Habitat Use & Its Consequences for Population Viability
PDF, 197KB
Peter C. Trenham & H. Bradley Shaffer
Ecological Applications 15(4):1158-1168
2005
Can California Ranchers Save The Tiger Salamander?
PDF, 134KB
Erik Stokstad
Science 305:1554
September 10, 2004
Distribution of Migrating Adults Related to the Location of Remnant Grassland around an Urban California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) Breeding Pool
PDF, 341KB
Peter C. Trenham and David G. Cook
Urban Herpetology, Herpetological Conservation, Mitchell, J.C., and R.E. Jung Brown (Eds.). Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
2008
Hybridization Between a Rare, Native Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and its Introduced Congener
PDF, 310KB
Seth P. D. Riley, H. Bradley Shaffer, S. Randal Voss, & Benjamin M. Fitzpatrick
Ecological Applications 13(5):1263-1275
2003
Spatially Autocorrelated Demography and Interpond Dispersal In The Salamander Ambystoma californiense
PDF, 339KB
Peter C. Trenham, Walter D. Koenig and H. Bradley Shaffer
Ecology, 82(12):3519-3530
2001
Terrestrial habitat use by adult California tiger salamanders
PDF, 666KB
Peter C. Trenham
Journal of Herpetology, 35(2):343-346
2001
The Effects of Livestock on California Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyii)
PDF, 209KB
Jeffrey S. Fehmi, Sabrina E. Russo, James W. Bartolome
Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:352-359
July 2005
The molecular phylogenetics of endangerment: cryptic variation and historical phylogeography of the California tiger salamander
PDF, 280KB
H. BRADLEY SHAFFER; GREGORY B. PAULY; JEFFREY C. OLIVER, and; PETER C. TRENHAM
http://www2.eve.ucdavis.edu/shafferlab/publications.htm
2004
The polytypic species revisited: genetic differentiation and molecular phylogenetics of the tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum (Amphibia: Caudata) complex
PDF, 2.8MB
H. Bradley Shaffer; Mark L. McKnight
Evolution, 50(1):417-433
Feb. 1996
OTHER INFORMATION
Ambystoma californiense Gray, 1853, California tiger salamander
PDF, 32KB
Shaffer, H. B., and P. C. Trenham
M. Lannoo, editor. Amphibian Declines - The Conservation Status of United States Species. University of California Press, Berkeley
2005

Questions and Answers

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