California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Survey and Monitoring Protocols and Guidelines

The protocols and guidelines available here are from various sources and are recommended as tested and reviewed methods for their intended purposes. These purposes include determining the presence or support for a negative finding for a particular species or its local status. In some cases, these protocols and guidelines represent what the Department believes to be the best available methodology for the intended purpose.

Plants   Invertebrates   Amphibians   Reptiles   Birds   Mammals  

Plants


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Invertebrates


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Amphibians


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Reptiles


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Birds


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Mammals

  • Survey Protocol for the Morro Bay Kangaroo Rat (US Fish & Wildlife Service, 4/1996)
  • San Joaquin Kit Fox Survey Protocol for the Northern Range (US Fish & Wildlife Service, 6/1999)
  • Standardized Recommendations for Protection of the San Joaquin Kit Fox Prior to or During Ground Disturbance (Sacramento Fish & Wildlife Office, US Fish & Wildlife Service, 6/1999)
  • San Joaquin Kit Fox Habitat Evaluation Forms (US Fish & Wildlife Service, 6/2001)

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Monitoring

Other Protocols and Federal Consultation Direction