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Latah SWCD Reports and Plans
Resource Conservation Plan (Five-Year Plan) FY23-27
Potlatch River Management Plan. October 2007
Potlatch River Management Plan- 2019 Amendment
2021 Latah SWCD Vegetation Monitoring
Riparian Vegetation Monitoring Protocol
Latah SWCD Riparian Revegetation Strategies V2022.1
Palouse Prairie Restoration
Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan
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 Seeding Summary Report- 2021
Latah SWCD Spalding's Catchfly Recovery Planting Summary and Habitat Restoration Report- 2021
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.
Latah SWCD Soil Health Program and Reports
Palouse and Nezperce Prairies Soil Quality Card Guide. January 2004
Regional Approaches to Climate Change - Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH)
Soil Health Literature Summary - Effects of Conservation Practices on Soil Properties in Areas of Cropland.
Partner Agency Resources
Snake and Clearwater Rivers
Current Snake River Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan Documents
A Biological and Physical Inventory of Clear Creek, Orofino Creek, and the Potlatch River, Tributary Stream of the Clearwater River, Idaho
Potlatch River Basin - Fisheries Inventory Latah, Clearwater, and Nez Perce Counties, Idaho 2003 - 2004