Reports

Reports and documents by IAE staff.  

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.

Twin Prairie – 2016 Annual Report

Schultz, Matt   2017

This report to Bureau of Land Management details restoration activities for 2016 for the Twin Prairie Restoration project, including monitoring of the shaggy horkelia population, weed control, removal of encroaching vegetation, and native seeding.

Herbert Farm and Natural Area Restoration Plan – Phase II: 2017-2023

Moore, Peter   2017

This seven year restoration plan outlines habitat restoration activities to occur in Phase II restoration areas at Herbert Farm and Natural Area, a City of Corvallis property, Benton County, Oregon. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) hold a conservation easement that preserves and protects the conservation values of the […]

Evaluating streaked horned lark habitat creation and population response at Herbert Farm – 2016 annual report.

Moore, Peter   2017

This annual report to US Fish and Wildlife Service outlines the progress of an experiment to compare combinations of three treatments (herbicide, disking and mowing) for creating streaked horned lark habitat alongside roadsides at Herbert Farm and Natural Area, near Corvallis, Oregon. The streaked horned lark population was monitored in the experimental area as well […]