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State Wildlife Issues and Ranking 2012

State Wildlife Issues and Ranking

 

State Ranking Criteria Points
Healthy Plant & Animal Communities - Wildlife Habitat Conservation – Will the proposed project assist the applicant to:
(For Question 1, answer one or the other, but not both.)  
1. Will the conservation treatment maintain or improve habitat for terrestrial T&E or at-risk species on land coming out of CRP?      OR 20
1. Will the conservation treatment improve plant diversity for wildlife on land coming out of CRP? 15
2. Will the conservation treatment restore or enhance at least one of the following Strategy Habitats: Native Grasslands, Sagebrush Steppe, Oak Woodlands/Savannahs, Ponderosa Pine Woodlands, Aspen Woodlands, Conifer Forests or Fresh Water Aquatic Habitats (as identified in the ODFW Oregon Conservation Strategy)? 20
3. Will the conservation treatment be implemented within or adjacent to a Conservation Opportunity Area (as identified in the ODFW Oregon Conservation Strategy)? 20
4. Will the conservation treatment include planting at least 3 different flowering species of forbs, legumes,  shrubs, or trees? 20
5. Will the conservation treatment reduce noxious or invasive species that will improve habitat for a T&E or at-risk species? 20
(For Question 6, answer one or the other, but not both.)  
6. Will the conservation treatment restore or enhance T&E or at-risk aquatic species habitats and/or fish passage?              OR 20
6. Will the conservation treatment restore or enhance aquatic habitats and/or fish passage? 15
(For Question 7, answer one or the other, but not both.)  
7. Will the conservation treatment improve habitat for T&E or at-risk species that are listed in the Oregon Conservation Strategy that primarily utilize forested areas?                           OR 20
7. Will the forestry improvements involve improving habitat complexity through variable thinning densities and the retention/creation of large woody debris or snags? 15
8. Will the conservation treatment convert cropland, pastureland, hayland or orchard/vineyard back to the original historical plant community for that site? 20
Business Lines – Conservation Implementation - Additional Ranking Considerations:
(For Question 9, answer one or the other, but not both.)  
9. Will funds from state, local, and/or other wildlife partners contribute at least 50% toward the actual implementation of practices for this project?                          OR 20
9. Will funds from state, local, and/or other wildlife partners contribute at least 25% toward the actual implementation of practices for this project? 10
10. Will the project be part of a research study or have regular monitoring using a scientifically accepted method that will measure the effects of conservation practices implemented on wildlife or their habitat?  

TOTAL

200

 

Oregon WHIP Fiscal Year 2012 Contacts

Local Contact:
Please contact the District Conservationist in the USDA Service Center nearest the location of your property.

Oregon WHIP Program Manager:
Todd Peplin
USDA-NRCS Farm Bill Specialist
625 SE Salmon Avenue
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: (541) 923-4358 x131
Email:  todd.peplin@or.usda.gov