Reports and documents by IAE staff.  

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 […]

Population assessment of Pyrrocoma radiata (Snake River goldenweed)

Petix, Meaghan I., Matt A. Bahm, and Sarah K. Uebel   2016

The Institute for Applied Ecology monitored populations of Pyrrocoma radiata (Snake River goldenweed) on land managed by the BLM Vale District in 2015 and 2016. • We monitored 26 sites occurring on Vale BLM lands in 2015, including 1 previously undocumented site. o Identified 1 previously undocumented population. o Counted/estimated 16,368 plants, with sites ranging […]

Restoration of Fir Butte: 2016 annual report

Schultz, Matt   2017

This report to Bureau of Land Management details restoration activities for 2016 for the Fir Butte Restoration project, weed control, tall oatgrass management, native species plantings, herbicide application on experimental plots, and native seeding.

Pioneer Butte Prairie Restoration – 2016 annual report

Schultz, Matt   2017

This report to US Forest Service details restoration activities for 2016 under the Pioneer Butte project, including production of mid-elevation seed for 4 species, and weed control and outplanting efforts at Pioneer Butte.