SUMMARY OF AMERICAN BURYING BEETLE SURVEY PROTOCOLS

At S.E.A.R.C.H. we like to share!  This figure is a summary of the American burying beetle presence/absence protocols for each state.  This is provided as a resource.  We recommend you contact the appropriate US Fish and Wildlife Resource and state agency before beginning ABB surveys because protocols change!  This summary was produced by Dr. Amy Smith on 4/24/2017.  Below are the resources she referenced.

USFWS.  Region 6 Presence/Absence Survey Protocol American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus).  February 2016.https://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/endspp/protocols/Final%20Region%206%20ABB%20Survey%20Protocol.pdf (accessed 4/24/2017)

USFWS.  2015 American Burying Beetle Nicrophorus americanus Oklahoma Presence/Absence Live-trapping Survey Guidance.  May 2015.  https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/oklahoma/documents/abb/surveying%20final/abb%20oklahoma%20presence%20absence%20live-trapping%20surveyguidance_05072015.pdf (accessed 4/24/2017) USFWS. 

DRAFT American Burying Beetle Nicrophorus americanus Range Wide Presence/Absence Live-trapping Survey Guidance.  November 2015. https://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/docs/2015%20ABB%20Survey%20Guidance.pdf (accessed 4/24/2017)

Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS).  American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanushttps://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=I028 (accessed 4/24/2017)