C AT H Y S A M P S E L L E
NISQUALLY INDIAN TRIBE
RIPARIAN RESTORATION
PLANTINGS
-  Permanent restoration crew since
2007 through Salmon Recovery
Program
-  Project landowners: NIT, NLT, the
Refuge, priv...
-  Since 2007, installed over 260 acres
of plantings
-  Two to three years of maintenance
following installation
-  GIS da...
-  Monitor survival rates & canopy
cover – on the ground the first three
years, then remotely through GIS
-  Performance s...
Braget planting:
-  Tribally owned, co-managed
with Refuge
-  Dikes surrounding 100 acres
removed in 2006
-  53 acres plan...
Image: Google Earth 2010
Image: Google Earth 2011
Image: Google Earth 2013
- After 3 years, 70-80% survival
with exception of 3-acre area
of complete failure
ArcGIS remote sensing of canopy
coverage (Image: NAIP 2011)
Wilcox Flats:
-  44 acres since 2011
-  Sandy soils & limited
access
-  Exposed portions of the
plantings struggle
-  NRCS planting: 13 acres,
5750 plants in 2012
-  65-75% survival
-  Replanting has been
necessary in spots
SRFB planting: 6 acres, 3000
plants in 2012
-  Exposed section: almost
complete failure
-  Replanting planned for
Winter 2...
Ohop planting
-  100 acres, 70,000
plants, 2009-2012
-  USFW monitoring
grant
-  Large volunteer
component
Year 3: 70-90% survival, 15-25% canopy cover
Nisqually Indian Tribe's Riparian Restoration Plantings
Nisqually Indian Tribe's Riparian Restoration Plantings
Nisqually Indian Tribe's Riparian Restoration Plantings
Nisqually Indian Tribe's Riparian Restoration Plantings
Nisqually Indian Tribe's Riparian Restoration Plantings
Nisqually Indian Tribe's Riparian Restoration Plantings
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Nisqually Indian Tribe's Riparian Restoration Plantings

  1. 1. C AT H Y S A M P S E L L E NISQUALLY INDIAN TRIBE RIPARIAN RESTORATION PLANTINGS
  2. 2. -  Permanent restoration crew since 2007 through Salmon Recovery Program -  Project landowners: NIT, NLT, the Refuge, private individuals, others -  Funding: Internal, NRCS, WA Dept. of Ecology, Foundations, etc.
  3. 3. -  Since 2007, installed over 260 acres of plantings -  Two to three years of maintenance following installation -  GIS database to compile As-builts & monitoring data
  4. 4. -  Monitor survival rates & canopy cover – on the ground the first three years, then remotely through GIS -  Performance standards: 70% survival after three years, 15% cover after three years
  5. 5. Braget planting: -  Tribally owned, co-managed with Refuge -  Dikes surrounding 100 acres removed in 2006 -  53 acres planted 2007-2009
  6. 6. Image: Google Earth 2010
  7. 7. Image: Google Earth 2011
  8. 8. Image: Google Earth 2013 - After 3 years, 70-80% survival with exception of 3-acre area of complete failure
  9. 9. ArcGIS remote sensing of canopy coverage (Image: NAIP 2011)
  10. 10. Wilcox Flats: -  44 acres since 2011 -  Sandy soils & limited access -  Exposed portions of the plantings struggle
  11. 11. -  NRCS planting: 13 acres, 5750 plants in 2012 -  65-75% survival -  Replanting has been necessary in spots
  12. 12. SRFB planting: 6 acres, 3000 plants in 2012 -  Exposed section: almost complete failure -  Replanting planned for Winter 2015
  13. 13. Ohop planting -  100 acres, 70,000 plants, 2009-2012 -  USFW monitoring grant -  Large volunteer component
  14. 14. Year 3: 70-90% survival, 15-25% canopy cover

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