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200705300 - Upper Lolo Creek Watershed Restoration

Sponsor: US Forest Service: Lolo National Forest

Budgets: FY07: $447,453 | FY08: $184,553 | FY09: $142,953

Short description: Decommission roads in the Upper Lolo Creek Watershed for resident fish benefit. The primary objective is to reduce cumulative effects associated with roads and road-related management activities, in large part fine sediment generation and delivery.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $0 | FY08: $0 | FY09: $0


ISRP final recommendation: Fundable


This could be a model project for “protect and restore” efforts having to do with road de-commissioning. Overall, concerns have been addressed including a positive response to a suggestion for a Ph.D. student to evaluate the many data sets accumulated during the project. The spraying of an herbicide prior to disturbance may be useful, depending on the season; however, the most important element will be suitable re-vegetation after disturbance, as noted in some of the public comment. Fertilization may benefit weeds more than native species and is an expense that could probably be eliminated. Mulching with weed free straw may be a more effective use of funds.

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State/province recommendation: No recommendation

Review group: Mtn Col

Recommended budgets: FY07: (n/a) | FY08: (n/a) | FY09: (n/a)

Comment: Oversight group did not rank this project because there are no federal hydropower impacts and no subbasin plan for the subbasin in which the project is proposed.