PRESCRIBE is an Internet database application (http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/endspec/prescint.htm) implemented by DPR that provides recommended measures to protect threatened and endangered species (commonly referred to as listed species) from exposures to user-selected pesticides at specified locations. A new mobile application (http://mobile.cdpr.ca.gov/prescribe) also yields protective measures and adds a feature that uses a smart phone's geographic locator function to identify a user’s current location and proximity to listed species’ habitat. Protection measures are adapted from biological assessments prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S. FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and management plans developed by stakeholders, including pesticide users, species experts, county agricultural commissioners, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, U.S. FWS, and NMFS. The measures are voluntary unless required by pesticide labeling or pesticide use permits.
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