Reports

Reports and documents by IAE staff.  

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

Giles, Denise E.L., Erin C. Gray, Matt A. Bahm, and Thomas N. Kaye   2015

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2015 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 ~1,516,000 (462,000 in the protected area and 1,053,000 in the unprotected area). This is the on par with the highest population estimate […]

Habitat and population monitoring for Chloropyron maritimum spp. palustre and Limonium californicum

Giles, Denise, E.C. Gray, M. A. Bahm and T. N. Kaye   2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 2016 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 ~370,000 (277,000 in the protected area and 93,000 in the unprotected area). This is the lowest population estimate since monitoring began in 2011.
In 2016 the population of Limonium californicum is estimated to be ~652,000 with 532,000 and 120,000 in the protected and unprotected area, respectively.
Despite the relatively high number of plants, both species experienced decreases in total population size from 2015-2016, and Chloropyron maritimum ssp. palustre showed large decreases in areal cover in the unprotected area.
The area occupied with these rare species is found in a long, narrow strip of appropriate habitat in a dynamic system. This narrow strip of land (~700m long with a maximum width of 50m) lies in a precarious location along the shoreline where minor fluctuations in sea level (due to natural or manmade activities), could cause significant loss of habitat. More immediate effects from ORV use are also evident.

Astragalus mulfordiae: Population dynamics and the effect of cattle grazing in the Vale District, BLM

Meaghan I. Petix, Eric C. Gray, and Matt A. Bahm   2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This document summarizes monitoring of Astragalus mulfordiae (Mulford’s milkvetch) on land managed by the BLM Vale District. In 2016, we monitored plots testing for effects of herbivory on A. mulfordiae in permanent plots along with transects looking at long-term population trends and plant community composition. • In 2016 we observed similar densities of […]

Clatsop Plains – Long Beach Peninsula Coastal Prairie Restoration

Matt A. Bahm   2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2016, 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 […]

Population monitoring of grimy mousetail (Ivesia rhypara var. rhypara) and Crosby’s buckwheat (Eriogonum crosbyae)

Petix, Meaghan I. and Matt A. Bahm   2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This document summarizes monitoring of Ivesia rhypara var. rhypara (grimy mousetail) and Eriogonum crosbyae (Crosby’s buckwheat) on land managed by the BLM Lakeview District. In 2016 we revisited 5 special status plant sites in Guano Valley, Lake County, OR: 1 site for I. rhypara var. rhypara and 5 for E. crosbyae . In […]

Assessing the status and extent of Lupinus lepidus var. cusickii in Denny Flat, Baker County, Oregon

Petix, Meaghan I., Matt A. Bahm, and Erin C. Gray   2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY We conducted a full census of Lupinus lepidus var. cusickii subpopulations in Denny Flat on land managed by the Vale District of the Bureau of Land Management. In 2016, we monitored permanent monitoring transects to examine plant community and L. lepidus var. cusickii population trends. This species can have high annual variability and […]

Population assessment of arrow-leaf thelypody (Thelypodium eucosmum)

Bahm, Matt A.   2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY We monitored 21 sites occurring on Prineville BLM lands in 2016, including 2 previously undocumented sites and 9 sites that had been monitored in 2015. Highlights from 2016 were: • Identified 2 previously undocumented populations • Plant counts/estimates revealed 44,024 individuals, and ranged from 12 to 29,249 o In 2015, plant counts/estimates revealed […]

Tribal Native Plant Materials Program Development Plan for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Currin, Rebecca, Peter Moore and Andy Neill   2016

This development plan describes the background and the steps required for creating a tribal native plant materials program at Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde.

Dalles Mountain Prairie Restoration Plan Progress Report 2016

Moore, Peter and Matt Bahm   2016

This report outlines progress towards creating a restoration plan for Dalles Mountain Prairie, part of Columbia Hills State Park, Washington State. Background material and results of the monitoring of baseline vegetation conditions for a grazing study are presented.

Habitat Restoration of McGowan Meadow: 2015 Annual Report

Neill, Andy   2016

This report details habitat restoration actions undertaken in 2015 at McGowan Meadow, a Bureau of Land Management site in the Cascade foothills outside of Springfield, Oregon. The actions are intended primarily to maintain open meadow and promote native species diversity in the meadow