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Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Project - Warms Springs Tribes

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Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Project - Warms Springs Tribes

  1. 1. By Kelly WarrenWillamette Basin Wildlife Coordinator Within Our Reach Conference December 12th 2012
  2. 2. Warm Springs Acquisition andMitigation Experience  Pine Creek Conservation Area  BPA wildlife mitigation acquisition in 1998.  35,000 acres and is being managed by CTWSRO  Forrest Conservation Area  BPA fish and wildlife mitigation acquisition in 2001  3,445 acres and is managed by CTWSRO  Middle Fork Forrest Conservation Area  BPA fish and wildlife acquisition in 2001  786 acres and is managed by CTWSRO Pine Creek Conservation Area near Clarno Oregon  Oxbow Conservation Area  BPA fish and wildlife acquisition in 2002  1,022 acres and is managed by CTWSRO“The CTWSRO through the Branch of Natural Resources manages resources through an integrated approach that recognizes the importance of diversity, long-term productivity, and provision for sustainable economic growth”.
  3. 3. CTWSRO and BPA’sWillamette Wildlife MitigationProject Mission Statement:  Goals:  We are looking basin wide for acquisitions asThe Confederated Tribes of the a part of the Willamette Mitigation Project.Warm Springs Reservation of  Work cooperatively with the ConfederatedOregon (CTWSRO) strives to Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Rondeassist in forming working  Form working relationships with stakeholderspartnerships with stakeholders to whom play a role in the WWMP.acquire the most ecologically  Partner with stakeholders to manage/restorebeneficial lands within the culturally significant species.Willamette Basin and to conserve  Assist with funding and provide expertise in resource and habitat management.and provide cultural resources  Work cooperatively to get funding for theand harvest opportunities without project to submit to the WWMPaffecting the management goals  Acquire fee-title propertyof the property.  If the management and goals of the property will allow it, provide an opportunity to harvest culturally significant species.  Provide education and outreach to those wanting to learn tribal history, natural resource management, and significance of culturally important species.  Ensure that lands acquired reach and maintain their highest ecological potential for the future.  Work cooperatively with landowners and their families to ensure long lasting relationships.
  4. 4. Culturally Important Species Lamprey Salmon Steelhead Camas Wapato Black Tailed Deer NOTE: A more developed list is available. See me for details. Pictures by: FWS, Mary Edwards, and John Howard
  5. 5. Management Strategies for the WMP Acquire land with the highest ecological value to meet the goals of the WWMP. Purchase lands that have cultural resources that are significant to the Tribes and can be restored for the future. Develop harvest opportunities for cultural resources by tribal members as long as the impact does not put at risk the management strategy of the property. Manage and restore acquired properties to maximize the highest ecological potential Use historical management techniques on acquired properties where feasible(fire). Allow tribal members to harvest wildlife sustainably (fish and wildlife). Allow public access as CTWSRO recognizes this is a primary goal for BPA, ODFW and the WWMP. Develop working relationships with conservation partners and landowners to ensure successful management and restoration of acquired properties Utilize partnerships to complete management and restoration of projects to enable ecological potential of the property and to lower overall cost. Engage tribal representatives to assist with the management of WWMP properties of interest to CTWSRO. Utilize tribal work crews to assist with restoration WMP properties of interest in addition to those contracted for restoration. Pictures from: Willamette live, North Santiam Watershed, B and A magazine
  6. 6. Upcoming Plans: Use acquired knowledge and relationships with stakeholders to actively pursue properties that would benefit BPA’s WWMP. Continue to build relationships with active stakeholders and landowners in the Willamette Basin. Provide support, assistance and education of tribal natural resource management to partners and stakeholders. Be an active participant in the WWMP project panels and committees following solicitation. Visit sites brought to my attention by potential partners in a WWMP project for consideration by CTWSRO for FY14 or to assist in finding a group who would consider the property. Form new relationships with landowners who have an interest in the WWMP. Actively pursue landowners who have habitat that would compliment the WWMP project and may benefit from the BPA process. Photos by: ORST
  7. 7. Thank you for your time!!Thank you Meyer Memorial Trustfor the opportunity to present today!

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