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200001600 - Tualatin River NWR Additions

Sponsor: Tualatin River NWR

Budgets: FY07: $145,361 | FY08: $96,685 | FY09: $372,304

Short description: Continue restoration of Oleson Tracts 1 & 2 in accordance with approved 5-year restoration and management plan. Project benefits wildlife and anadromous fish.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $145,361 | FY08: $96,685 | FY09: $372,304

Comment: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

The expected outcome of this ongoing project would be the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat on the site, while also maintaining and increasing associated habitat values for target and other wildlife species. The 179.5 Habitat Units (HUs) generated by the 2001 HEP would be protected and maintained, while an additional estimated 230+ HUs would also be provided through enhancement activities. Note that the ISRP does not recommend HEP as a vegetation-monitoring tool. The proposed project will continue habitat restoration features that should benefit wildlife species as well as listed anadromous and resident fish species. Project activities would include restoration of oak savanna, riparian forest, scrub/shrub wetland, wet meadow prairie, ash woodland, and the enhancement of emergent wetland and mixed coniferous/deciduous forest habitat types. A concise, yet detailed, response generated confidence in the sponsor's understanding of and commitment to monitoring. Provisions for monitoring and evaluation are adequately described in the response. The project history is briefly summarized in the proposal with more information concerning project effectiveness provided in the response. The response also addresses a question concerning the downstream highly urbanized conditions that are likely to limit the benefit of this project. More information on how this project contributes to efforts associated with related projects is provided in the response. Reporting of results is adequate. In the future sponsors are encouraged to describe the adaptive management implications of their results.

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State/province recommendation: Fundable

Review group: OSPIT - Estuary

Recommended budgets: FY07: $145,361 | FY08: $96,685 | FY09: $372,304

Comment: Fund the project as recommended unless some portion of the improvements can be funded from other sources, such as CREP.