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…..
  • Ripass Brdmeeting May09

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

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