Reports

Reports and documents by IAE staff.  

Lupinus oreganus in the BLM Roseburg District: Population monitoring and restoration

Giles, Denise E.L. and Matt A. Bahm   2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2017, we monitored L. oreganus populations by assessing foliar (leaf) cover (a measure of abundance), raceme count, and fruit production at five different sites in the Roseburg BLM District. Foliar cover and raceme count increased from 2016 values at all sites monitored in 2017. Seed set increased at all sites, except Loose […]

Kincaid’s Lupine (Lupinus oreganus) and Habitat Monitoring at Fir Butte

Petix, Meaghan I. and Matt A. Bahm   2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report documents work conducted on Kincaid’s lupine (Lupinus oreganus), a threatened species listed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the surrounding plant community at Fir Butte. Kincaid’s lupine serves as the primary larval host plant for the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi); […]

Threat assessment for Limnanthes pumila ssp. pumila (dwarf woolly meadowfoam) on Table Rocks ACEC

Petix, Meaghan I., Erin C. Gray, and Matt A. Bahm   2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Upper and Lower Table Rocks, located northeast of Medford, Oregon, are collectively designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Table Rocks are characterized primarily by vernal pool and mound habitats that support several rare species. Since 2006, the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) […]

Habitat and population monitoring for Chloropyron maritimum ssp. palustre and Limonium californicum on the Coos Bay North Spit

Denise E.L. Giles, Erin C. Gray, Matt A. Bahm, and Thomas N. Kaye   2017

In 2017 the estimated number of Chloropyron maritimum ssp. palustre plants on the Coos Bay North Spit land managed by the Coos Bay District of the Bureau of Land Management is ~570,000, an increase from 2016 values.

In 2017 the population of Limonium californicum decreased from those observed in 2016, and is estimated to be ~564,000.

Habitat mapping from 2011-2017 has shown a shift towards more Limonium californicum dominant habitat types, and an increase in the non-native Juncus gerardii in recent years.

Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Cannery Hill Prairie Restoration: 2015 Report and Updated Restoration Plan

Silvernail, Ian   2015

Clatsop Plains – Long Beach Peninsula Coastal Prairie Restoration

Bahm, Matt A. and Meaghan I. Petix   2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2017, treatments varied by site and establishment of seeded species was low across sites. Overall, soil removal treatments showed the most promise across sites. Soil removal plots had lower cover of invasive grasses and forbs and offered more potential management action(s). Future monitoring will help to elucidate treatment effectiveness and aid in […]

Analysis of the effects of climate and environment on Fritillaria gentneri flowering

Erin C. Gray, Matt A. Bahm, and Meaghan I. Petix   2017

  We used non-parametric multiplicative regression (NPMR) to model the effects of climate and environmental variables on flowering of Fritillaria gentneri from 57 sites throughout its range in southern Oregon. We report 4 models using different sites in an attempt to find the strongest predictors for flowering of F. gentneri: In Model 1(51 sites), number […]

Abating climate change impacts on Kincaid’s lupine, 2017 report

Erin C Gray and Matt A Bahm   2017

This document summarizes monitoring of reintroductions of Kincaid’s lupine in multiple microclimates at three sites in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.  Over the years of this study, we have found that seed source and microclimate both affect emergence, survival, and growth (height and number of leaves).  Results will inform future management considerations regarding seed transfer zones […]

Outplanting Survival of Bartonberry (Rubus bartonianus)

Bahm, Matt A. and Meaghan I. Petix   2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY From November 14-17, 2016, we outplanted 2173 individual Bartonberry (Rubus bartonianus) seedlings into 3 locations in Hells Canyon. The sites were located near the Baker and Wallowa County boundary, with the Reservoir and Copper Creek sites adjacent to the Snake River and the Hess Road site located in the Ashby Creek drainage southwest […]

Oregon Coast Landward Migration Zone slideshow

Laura Brophy and Michael Ewald   2017

Landward migration zones (“LMZs”) are areas that could become future tidal wetlands under sea level rise. This slideshow explains the methods and results of the Estuary Technical Group’s mapping of potential future tidal wetlands for all the estuaries on Oregon’s outer coast.