Ripass Brdmeeting May09

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  • Thank you. For those of you who don’t know me I I am going to talk to you today about three of the areas that I have been owrking on this year the 1is…..

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  • 1. Luke Cherney - Habitat Assessment Biologist
    • Riparian Habitat Assessment
    • Hood Canal Regional Knotweed Control Strategy
    • Riparian Successional Strategy
  • 2. Riparian Habitat Assessment Goals
    • Describe quality & quantity of existing habitat
    • Develop parcel level prescriptions
    • Conduct landowner outreach
  • 3.
    • Quantity
      • How many acres of Riparian buffer present?
      • What is the average buffer width?
      • Use high resolution aerial imagery and GIS to delineate existing Riparian buffers
  • 4. Snow Creek Quantity Delineation
  • 5.
    • Quality –Vegetation Type
      • Conifers - Best
      • Mixed - Better
      • Deciduous - Good
      • Shrub - Fair
      • No Woody Vegetation-Poor
    • Use HCDOP Landsat Data and 200’ buffer of all HCSC distribution
  • 6. Snow Creek Quality/Quantity
  • 7. Field Assessment
  • 8. Landowner Outreach Photo Courtesy: USDA NRCS
  • 9. Hood Canal Regional Knotweed Control Strategy
  • 10. Big Quilcene River
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  • 13. Hood Canal Regional Knotweed Control Strategy
    • Partners came to the HCCC and wanted help to obtain funding to combat this threat to riparian areas
    • Funders wanted to see efforts conducted on a regional scale in a coordinated fashion
  • 14. Goals and Objectives
    • Consensus strategy
    • Common protocol
    • Streamline funding/permitting
    • Improve quality of riparian buffers
  • 15. Knotweed Control Strategy Riparian Habitat Assessment Funding Riparian Successional Strategy Knotweed Control Strategy Riparian Habitat Assessment Funding Riparian Successional Strategy Riparian Successional Strategy Knotweed Control Strategy Riparian Habitat Assessment Funding
  • 16. Riparian Habitat & Invasive Species
    • Salmon Recovery Plans
      • Rip. Habitat is a limiting factor
    • PSP Action Agenda
      • A.5
      • Local threats in HC Profile