Reports and documents by IAE staff.  

OSU-ETG team explores blue carbon in Oregon salt marshes

Wheatcroft, Rob, Erin Peck, and Laura Brophy   2018

This article from OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences describes how an OSU-IAE team is measuring carbon stored in soils of Oregon’s tidal wetlands, helping to reduce climate change.

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

Pfingsten, Ian A., Thomas N. Kaye, and D.E.L. Giles   2017

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 […]

Developing reintroduction techniques for Lomatium cookii

Kaye, Thomas N., Ian A. Pfingsten, D.E.L. Giles, and Ian S. Silvernail   2017

Executive Summary Lomatium cookii is endemic to southwestern Oregon with only two known populations in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The species is listed as endangered by the State of Oregon and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Draft Recovery Plan for the species identifies population augmentation and reintroduction as necessary steps toward recovery. […]

Assessing management techniques for Lomatium cookii (Cook’s desert-parsley)

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

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, in areas occupied and unoccupied with L. cookii and 2) the effects of prescribed fire on L. cookii and […]

Baseline monitoring at the Wallooskee-Youngs restoration site, 2015, Part 2: Blue carbon, ecosystem drivers and biotic responses

Laura S. Brophy, Laura A. Brown, Michael J. Ewald, and Erin K. Peck   2018


Habitat Restoration of Horse Rock Ridge: 2017 Annual Report

Esterson, Andrew and Jessica Celis   2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The goals of this project are to increase existing native plant populations and diversity at this site and decrease invasive species populations. In 2017 restoration activities included mechanical removal of small patches of invasive species within the meadow and removal of small trees and limbing of larger trees within and along the meadow edges. […]

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

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This document summarizes monitoring of Astragalus mulfordiae (Mulford’s milkvetch) on land managed by the BLM Vale District. In 2017, we monitored plots testing for effects of herbivory on A. mulfordiae in permanent plots along with transects monitoring long-term population trends and plant community composition. In 2017 we observed an increase in number of […]

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

Giles, Denise E.L., Meaghan I. Petix, and Matt A. Bahm   2017

Executive Summary This report documents monitoring 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 […]

Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora on the Oregon coast: reintroduction and population monitoring

Giles, Denise E.L. and Thomas N. Kaye   2017

Executive Summary Pink sand-verbena (Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora) is listed as endangered by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and a Species of Concern by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Since the late 1970’s, the number of natural populations in Oregon has decreased from approximately 10 populations to less than 5. The primary threats to […]

Propagation and reintroduction for Lupinus oreganus in the BLM, Roseburg District

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This document reports initial work from seed collection, propagation, and outplanting of Lupinus oreganus for the Roseburg District Bureau of Land Management. Sites managed by the Roseburg BLM represent the southernmost range of this threatened plant species. Three sites were outplanted including Callahan Meadows (approx. 1,900 plants), Loose Laces (approx. 1,075 plants), and […]