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These entities have come together to practice wildlife conservation by developing a wildlife action plan or the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy for each state. Funds are available for wildlife conservation and restoration of wildlife populations throughout America for each individual state. However, before any state can receive this funding they must have developed a "wildlife action plan" better known as the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, by October 1, 2005. A wildlife action plan assesses the wildlife and habitat health, identifies any problems the wildlife and habitat face and describes the actions needed to rectify the problems and conserve the wildlife and habitat in question. Congress has identified eight elements that each wildlife action plan is required to have, which will better aid in identifying the plans of action to take and why. These eight elements are: Information on the Distribution and Abundance of Species of Wildlife; Descriptions of Extent and Conditions of Habitats and Community Types; Descriptions of Problems and Priority Research and Survey Efforts; Descriptions of Conservation Actions; Proposed Plans for Monitoring Species Identified and Their Habitats; Description of Procedures to Review the Plan; Plans for Coordinating the Development, Implementation, Review and Revision of the Plan with Federal, State, Local Agencies and Indian Tribes; and Broad Public Participation. New York had 538 aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species classified as wildlife species of greatest conservation need (GCN). Of these 538 GCN, 21 are mammals, 59 are mollusks, 198 are insect, 91 are fish, 4 are amphibians, 30 are retiles and 118 are birds. Problems or threats to the GCN species populations in New York are commercial and industrial development, landfill construction or operation, dams, road construction, urban development, water diversion, municipal and industrial point source, commercial harvest, conversion of riparian forests, excessive non-commercial harvest or collection, channel maintenance and confined animal operations. Other problems or threats to GCN species are crop production practices, excessive groundwater withdrawal, fire suppression, management of or for certain species, channel alteration, exotic species, parasites, pathogens, recreation, grazing, predation, forestry activities and resource extraction. The New York Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy has addressed these problems or threats to the GCN species population with wildlife conservation actions.

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The Oregon grapeholly is a terrific shrub to provide a safe shelter for birds. The branches are dense with evergreen leaves. These shiny green leaves are prickly at the edges and resemble the leaves of several plants from the large family of Ilex species which is commonly known as holly. The Oregon grapeholly prefers shade in areas where summers are hot. Under these conditions, a woodland setting would suit them perfectly. In a perfect setting, the Mahonia shrub can be invasive.