Effects Analysis Guidelines for Sensitive Fungi Species Updated October 2008 These guidelines consist of steps to take and tools to consider in the development of evaluations or assessments for Sensitive fungi species. Suggested approaches are offered for use in NEPA analyses to document compliance with agency special status species policies. Step 1. To determine if a particular fungus or group of fungi should be addressed in a NEPA document, review the information available, including but not limited to: Known range information 1. Documented and suspected occurrence on most current official agency special status species list. 2. CVS, Random Grid, Purposive Surveys: http://isms.r6.fs.fed.us 3. ISMS data: http://isms.r6.fs.fed.us 4. Local experts 5. Local university herbaria 6. GIS species range maps available on agency web site: http://www:or.blm.gov/ISSSP 7. Conservation Assessment for Fungi (Attachment 2) Potential for suitable habitat within project area 1. Forest (FS) or District (BLM) GIS coverage (vegetation, riparian, soils layers) 2. Likelihood of Occurrence Key (Attachment 1) 3. LSR maps 4. Knowledge from past field visits or surveys 5. Availability of appropriate habitat, e.g. late successional forest or younger, with legacy components; exclude inappropriate habitat (young hardwood stands, early seral conifer stands, non-forested expanses, serpentine soils, oak woodlands). 6. Conservation Assessment for Fungi (Attachment 2) The presence within the proposed project area of suitable late successional forest habitat or younger forest stands with legacy components (large down wood) should lead to Step 2. Limited information about habitat components for sensitive fungi species is summarized from various sources and is presented in Attachment 2, Conservation Assessment for Fungi, Appendices 1 and 2. Step 2. To determine the potential for impacts to fungi or their habitat from proposed project activities, review information included in, but not necessarily limited to, Attachment 2, Conservation Assessment for Fungi, Attachment 3, Annotated Bibliography, and Attachment 4, Potential Impacts to Fungi. Attachment 5 provides an alphabetical listing of the references used to develop Attachments 3 and 4. Step 3. Consider addressing potential project impacts by ecological functional group (Ecological Functions, included in Attachment 2, and Table 1, below). Use of functional groups rather than individual species may be more efficient if a large number of species, about which little is known individually, is being addressed. Table 1. Ecological Functions for Some Rare Fungi (For a complete listing of functional grouping for all of the species within the OR/WA BLM and Region 6 Forest Service Special Status and Sensitive Species Programs, see Attachment 2, Appendices 1 and 2). M=Mycorrhizal S-W/L= Saprobe on Wood or Litter S-L= Saprobe on Litter S-W=Saprobe on Wood P= Parasite GENUS SPECIFIC EPITHET Ecological Function Albatrellus Albatrellus avellaneus caeruleoporus M M Albatrellus Albatrellus Alpova Arcangeliella Boletus Boletus Bridgeoporus Choiromyces Chroogomphus Clavariadelphus ellisii flettii alexsmithii camphorata haematinus pulcherrimus nobilissimus venosus loculatus ligula M M M M M M S-W M M M Clavariadelphus occidentalis M Clavariadelphus sachalinensis M Clavulina Clitocybe Collybia Cordyceps Cordyceps Cortinarius Cudonia Dermocybe Destuntzia Entoloma Gastroboletus Gastroboletus Gomphus Gomphus Gymnomyces Gymnopilus Gyromitra Hydropus Leucogaster Macowanites castanopes v. lignicola subditopoda racemosa capitata ophioglossoides barlowensis monticola humboldtensis rubra nitidum imbellus vividus bonarii kauffmanii nondistincta punctifolius californica marginellus citrinus mollis S-W S-L P P P M S-L M M S-L M M M M M S-W S-W/L S-W/L M M Martellia Martellia Mycena Mycena Octavianina Otidea Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Phaeocollybia Polyozellus Ramaria fragrans idahoensis monticola quinaultensis macrospora smithii attenuata californica dissiliens fallax gregaria olivacea oregonensis piceae pseudofestiva scatesiae sipei spadicea multiplex amyloidea M M S-L S-L M S-L M M M M M M M M M M M M M M Ramaria Ramaria Ramaria Ramaria araiospora aurantiisiccescens gelatiniaurantia largentii M M M M Ramaria rubrievanescens M Ramaria rubripermanens M Ramaria spinulosa v.diminutiva M Ramaria Rhizopogon Rhizopogon Rhizopogon stuntzii chamaleontinus ellipsosporus exiguus M M M M Sarcodon fuscoindicus M Sowerbyella Sparassis rhenana crispa S-L S-W Spathularia Thaxterogaster Tricholomopsis flavida pavelekii fulvescens S-L M S-W Step 4. To reduce potential impacts, consider modifying the project design. Suggested mitigations for certain activities can be found in Attachment 2, Conservation Assessment for Fungi.