Measuring Success for Protecting Watershed Habitats
We document all our efforts in preventing or containing toxic spills, in preventing and suppressing fire, and in the amount of invasive plants controlled or removed. View more information on habitat protection metrics.
Measuring Success for Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Restoration
We document number and location of large logs created, number and location of conifer underplanting and release projects, and number and location of thinning projects. See aquatic and riparian habitat restoration metrics.
Measuring Success for Road Improvements and Decommissioning
We document amount and location of roads decommissioned and improved, and estimate the resultant reduction in sediment delivery to aquatic systems. See road decommissioning metrics.
Measuring Success for Upland Forest Habitat Restoration
We document the number and location of large logs created and number and location of areas treated with variable density thinning within 0.5 mile of open water. View upland forest habitat restoration metrics.
See slideshow of the 14 Lakes habitat enhancement project.
14 Lakes Habitat Enhancement Projects
We implemented an upland forest and a riparian habitat enhancement project at and around the 14 Lakes wetland complex with specific goals of benefiting amphibian habitat.
- Green Valley Habitat Enhancement Project (pdf)
- 14 Lakes Riparian Habitat Enhancement Project Plan and As-Built Report (pdf)
Rock Creek Invasive Species Control Project
Removal of a road through the Rock Creek wetland system restored hydrologic connectivity for all species and improved habitat quality. A large infestation of knotweed along the road required a special project to control spread of the species. Maintaining native vegetation and hydrologic conditions in wetland systems such as Rock Creek is important to protecting amphibian species in the watershed.