Creekside’s Goals and Objectives

 

 

Creekside Conservancy’s Objectives: The Path Forward

 

1. A five year proposal are being developed for the following tasks A. Completely restore streams and watersheds on front 250 acres at the Mill Pond

  • Replace non-functioning culverts with bottomless/arched culverts or bridges to allow for salmonid mobility and woody debris passage.
  • Plant and enhance native riparian zones along water ways
  • Address invasive plants that are and will potentially choke out water passage
  • Add and distribute  vairous gravels for salmonid spawning and water filtration during enhancment projects
  • Place Large Woody Debris (LWD) throughout critical reaches of project stream systems
  • Monitor and protect historic beaver dam at Mill Pond site

 

  • B. Enhance and manage forest within the Mill Pond properties
    • Thin and select cut diseased Doug Firs, Conifers and Alders.
      1. Use low impact methods
      2. Manage invasive and noxious plants

 

    • Plant more native species to refurbish cover and under growth.
      1. Western Red Cedar
      2. Salmon Berry
      3. Twisted Stalk
      4. Elderberry
      5. Miners Lettuce
      6. Trillium
      7. Mock Orange
      8. Wapato
      9. Gary Oak
      10. Cat Tails
      11. Stinging Nettle

C. Map, inventory and classify habitat areas on the Mill Pond properties.

D. Build Environmental Education Center and Farmers Market

  • Decide locations at Mill Pond
  • Design buildings
  • Acquire all building permits and licenses
  • Select contractors
  • Begin construction

E. Research and negotiate further land purchases adjacent to Mill Pond Property

 3. A ten year proposal is being developed – with a long-term perpetual focus

A. Continue stream and Watershed enhancements on properties

  • Insure collaboration with adjacent landowners to continue holistic restoration efforts
  • Develop projects to enhance connectivenss and consistancy for salmonid passage throughout stream systems
  • Create plans to distribute gravel’s throughout project stream reaches
  • Place LWD throughout stream system
  • Plant native plants for continuous riparian zones and cover

B. Continue Forestland and Prairie restoration

  • Select cutting and thinning of diseased and encroaching trees
  • Remove invasive and noxious plants
  • Plant more diverse native species for undergrowth and canopy

C. Map, inventory, and classify habitat areas on remaining foundation properties

 

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