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199107800 - Burlington Bottoms Wildlife Mitigation Project

Sponsor: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)

Budgets: FY07: $112,735 | FY08: $110,631 | FY09: $111,609

Short description: This project will restore and maintain wildlife habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species on 417 acres of wetlands & riparian forests. On-going work includes wetland restoration, O&M, as well as monitoring and evaluation of enhancement activities

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $112,735 | FY08: $110,631 | FY09: $111,609

Comment: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable


The ISRP was happy to see the documented wildlife findings reported in Table 1 and Table 2. The sponsors did a better job presenting the vertebrate side of the request for more information than they did for the vegetation sampling. The interpretation of the year-to-year egg mass data seems logical and provides an indication that personnel associated with the project are utilizing the data being collected to understand what is happening in Burlington Bottoms. The next step may be to determine if there is a realistic (cost-effective) way to maintain adequate water in all of the ponds in years with low water. An attempt was made to describe the egg mass distribution in relation of exotic species (i.e., exotic species dominate the situation now). The bird data seemed very useful and informative with the implication that numbers and species are increasing as habitat improves, but quantification of the habitat changes could use some improvement. Measurements of vegetation from plots before and after their work, rather than ocular estimates may be more useful. In future years, the project should continue to use monitoring data to evaluate costs and benefits of the various active and passive management techniques that are used, providing quantitative results to address this important issue.

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State/province recommendation: Fundable

Review group: OSPIT - Estuary

Recommended budgets: FY07: $112,735 | FY08: $110,631 | FY09: $111,609

Comment: Important wildlife project, rated highly by subbasin. Fund as proposed.