Reports

Reports and documents by IAE staff.  

Habitat Restoration of McGowan Meadow: 2016 Annual Report

Neill, Andy   2017

This report details habitat restoration actions undertaken in 2016 at McGowan Meadow, a Bureau of Land Management site in the Cascade foothills. The actions are intended primarily to maintain open meadow and promote native species diversity in the meadow.

Hitchcock’s blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium hitchcockii) Habitat Restoration at Lost Creek Meadow: 2016 Annual Report

Neill, Andy   2017

This report details habitat restoration actions undertaken in 2016 at Lost Creek Meadow, a Bureau of Land Management site in the Cascade foothills. The actions are intended primarily to expand and enhance Hitchcock’s blue-eyed grass habitat and create and maintain open meadow to promote native species diversity.

Habitat Restoration of Garoutte Prairie: 2016 Annual Report

Neill, Andy   2017

This report details habitat restoration actions undertaken in 2016 at Garoutte prairie, a Bureau of Land Management prairie site in the Cascade foothills outside of Cottage Grove, Oregon. The actions are intended primarily to create and maintain open meadow and promote native species diversity in the meadow.

Habitat Restoration of Dorena Prairie ACEC: 2016 Annual Report

Neill, Andy   2017

This report details habitat restoration actions undertaken in 2016 at Dorena prairie, a Bureau of Land Management prairie site in the Cascade foothills outside of Cottage Grove, Oregon. The actions are intended primarily to maintain open meadow and promote native species diversity in the meadow.

Plants for People: Bringing Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Restoration, 2014-2016.

Moore, Peter and Andy Neill   2017

The Plants for People project integrated native plant production, culturally important plant species, and traditional ecological knowledge into restoration at two Willamette Valley sites in 2014-16. Seeds of coast tarweed, cow parsnip and barestem biscuitroot were collected and put into production, with 10 pounds of tarweed seed harvested in 2016. Large camas, Gairdner’s yampah and […]

2016 Vegetation Monitoring at Herbert Farm & Natural Area

Moore, Peter, Anna Ramthun and Carolyn Menke   2017

This report summarizes vegetation monitoring conducted at Herbert Farm and Natural Area, Corvallis, Oregon, during 2016.

Controlling exotic grasses while maintaining native plant communities in fire-maintained wet prairies

Bahm, Matt A., Andrew T. Esterson, and Erin C. Gray   2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Overall, several treatment(s) show promise for individual aspects that we were considering (Anthoxanthum odoratum cover, native species cover, and exotic species cover). Currently, no individual treatment tested provides desired levels of all of the measured variables. Future monitoring is necessary to continue to refine the management techniques and provide the most accurate recommendations. […]

Lomatium cookii population monitoring in the Illinois Valley, Josephine County, Oregon

Pfingsten, I.A., Denise E.L. Giles, and Thomas N. Kaye   2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Lomatium cookii is endemic to southwestern Oregon, and is listed as endangered by the State of Oregon and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).  Populations discussed in this report are located in the Illinois Valley in Josephine County.  Long-term monitoring has occurred at French Flat since 1990, at Rough and Ready […]

Assessing Management Techniques for Lomatium Cookii (Cook’s desert-parsley)

Giles, Denise E.L., Matt A. Bahm, and Meaghan Petix   2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This document summarizes results from two studies involving habitat management techniques for L. cookii to support recovery of the species. The studies include 1) an evaluation of herbicide effects at Illinois Forks State Park, and 2) the effects of prescribed fire on L. cookii and the surrounding plant community at French Flat Middle […]

Population and habitat monitoring for Kincaid’s lupine and Hitchcock’s blue-eyed grass at Oak Basin

Giles, Denise, Andrew Esterson, and Matt Bahm   2016

This report documents research conducted on population characteristics and habitat of Kincaid’s lupine (Lupinus oreganus), a threatened species, and Hitchcock’s blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium hitchcockii), a federal species of concern, at Oak Basin. Kincaid’s lupine serves as the primary larval host plant for the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi). Both species are endemic to […]