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Researching and Writing

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Latah SWCD Reports and Plans

Resource Conservation Plan (Five-Year Plan) FY23-27

FY23 Annual Work Plan

Potlatch River Management Plan. October 2007

Potlatch River Management Plan- 2019 Amendment

Watershed Map of Latah County

2021 Latah SWCD Vegetation Monitoring

Riparian Vegetation Monitoring Protocol

Latah SWCD Riparian Revegetation Strategies V2022.1

Palouse Prairie Restoration

Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan

Monarch Milkweed Mapper

USDA Forb Seedling ID Guide

Spalding's Catchfly (Silene spaldingii)

Latah SWCD Spalding's Catchfly Planting Protocol

Latah SWCD Spalding's Catchfly Monitoring Protocol

Spalding's Catchfly Recovery Plan (Silene spaldingii)

Spalding's Catchfly NRCS Plant Guide

Latah SWCD Spalding's Catchfly Recovery Planting Summary - 2023

Latah SWCD Spalding's Catchfly Seeding Summary Report - 2023


Riparian Restoration

Beavers, Beaver-Based Restoration, and Climate Change

Naiman, R. J., C. A. Johnston, and J. C. Kelley.  1988.  Alteration of North American Streams by beaver: the structure and dynamics of streams are changing as beaver recolonize their historic habitat.  BioScience38 (11). 



Beechie, T., H. Imaki, J. Greene, A. Wade, H. Wu, G. Pess, P. Roni, J. Kimball, J. Stanford, P. Kiffney, and N. Mantua.  2013.  Restoring salmon habitat for a changing climate.  River Res. Applic. 29:939-960. 



Pollock, M. M., T. J. Beechie, J. M. Wheaton, C. E. Jordan, N. Bouwes, N. Weber, and C. Volk.  2014.  Using beaver dams to restore incised stream ecosystems. BioScience Vol. 64 No. 4: 279-290. 



Bouwes, N., N. Weber C. E. Jordan, W. C. Saunders, I. A. Tattam, C. Volk, J. M. Wheaton, and M. Pollock.  Ecosystem experiment reveals benefits of natural and simulated beaver dams to a threatened population of steelhead. 



NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region.  2016.  Proposed ESA Recovery Plan for Snake River Idaho Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Populations.  Chapter 6: Idaho Snake River Steelhead Status and Recovery. 


    • See “Floodplain connectivity / Riparian Vegetation” in Table 6.2-8, “Management Objectives to Address Limiting Factors”.  Reintroduction of beavers and installation of Beaver Dam Analogues are specifically cited in that Habitat Attribute; but of course, using BDAs to restore floodplain connectivity will also increase floodplain storage, raise the groundwater elevation, contribute cool water to streams during summer base flows, restore wetlands, improve establishment and survival of riparian vegetation, etc., which are other cited Management Objectives in the table.



Weber, N., N. Bouwes, M. M. Pollock, C. Volk, J. M. Wheaton, G. Wathen, J. Wirtz, and C. E. Jordan.  2017.  Alteration of stream temperature by natural and artificial beaver dams. 

Soil Health

Latah SWCD Soil Health Program and Reports

Regional Resources


National Resources​

Partner Agency Resources


Snake and Clearwater Rivers

Potlatch River


Palouse River

Soil Health
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