Management Plan Appendices. Since 1993, the Plover has been listed as a âthreatenedâ species and is federally protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Although it has been presumed that least terns would beneï¬t from habitat managed to have <20% vegetative cover, the consequences of nesting habitat management have not been quantiï¬ed for terns or plovers. Western Snowy Plover Management Plan for East Balboa Peninsula Beaches (January 2020). Representatives from various City departments (Police, Fire & Lifeguards, Community Development, Recreation and Municipal Operations), as well as environmental biologists and representatives from the U.S. Goals set for COPR four breeding adults (with a fivewere -year average of one fledged chick per breeding male) and protection of the wintering population from disturbance. Since 1993, the Plover has been listed as a âthreatenedâ species and is federally protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Thatâs so they donât wash away at high tide. They are small, sand-colored birds that sit in foot prints and tire tracks along the wrackline and mid-beach areas. (COPR) Beach Access and Snowy Plover Management Plan to protect the western snowy plover, a federally-listed threatened species. Western Snowy Plover Management Areas (Seasonal Restrictions South Coast) During Nesting Season March 15 - Sept. 15 Flor as L ke Boice Cope Flor as L ke Floras Lake State Park Floras Lake Floras Lake Access From Hwy 101 turn west on Floras Lake Loop Turn west on Floras Lake Road âSigns will help indicate you are in a plover management area. terns and western snowy plovers include active management of vegetation, typically through removal of vegetation prior to the nesting season. In 2001, the USFWS released the draft Western Snowy Plover Recovery Plan, providing goals and management guidelines. The WSP also inhabit other areas of the Balboa Peninsula east of the critical habit area. The City is in the process of evaluating alternative methods to ensure the management efforts are effective in protecting the Plovers. After checking out the maps, if the beach you visited isn't already part of a snowy plover management area, please contact Laurel Hillmann (see contacts listed on this page).â, Laurel Hillmann Ocean Shore Specialist 503-857-9000, Your browser is out-of-date! Notice of Exemption. The north coast and south coast maps can help you plan your trip. Western Snowy Plover Management Areas (Seasonal Restrictions South Coast) During Nesting Season March 15 - Sept. 15 Flor as L ke Boice Cope Flor as L ke Floras Lake State Park Floras Lake Floras Lake Access From Hwy 101 turn west on Floras Lake Loop Turn west on Floras Lake Road Veer south and turn west on Boice Cope Road Floras Lake Access The Western Snowy Plover (WSP) is a federally designated threatened species and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has designated the beach area between B and G Streets as critical habitat for the WSP. The proposed project includes: (1) installation of year-round post-and-rope fencing along the eastern and western limits of the main roosting area to create a 1,312 foot long restricted roosting area near the Management areas are stretches of beach that are either known to be occupied by breeding plovers, or places where their presence is signiË cant and the habitat aË ractive. This project aims to engage local communities to help track where plovers are and how they are doing on the north coast as other management occurs, offering an opportunity to engage the public to help protect this small bird. The average daily sighting of Plovers over the past seven seasons shows a pattern that the Ploverâs population has grown, in average, since 2009. In San Francisco Bay, California, numbers of predators of western snowy plovers and the potential for recreation-based human disturbances have increased during the past … Where it lives on beaches, its nesting attempts are often disrupted by human visitors who fail to notice that they are keeping the bird away from its nest; as a result, the Snowy Plover populations have declined in many coastal regions.