By Kelly WarrenWillamette Basin Wildlife Coordinator Within Our Reach Conference December 12th 2012
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”.
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.
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
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
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
Thank you for your time!!Thank you Meyer Memorial Trustfor the opportunity to present today!