OHA's Restoration Program

Timeline


2010

January

OHA hires Conservation Coordinator to assist in implementing restoration program

January

OHA purchases Lost Lake wetland

June

Initial Lost Lake Management Plan approved by OHA board

2011

June

First annual bird survey at the Myers Creek Mitigation Site

August

OHA and Curlew Job Corps collaborate to begin building hiking trails at Lost Lake (additional work done in October)

September

OHA completes installation of wildlife friendly fence to protect Lost Lake wetland from trampling by cattle in nearby grazing allotments

September

Myers Creek Plan approved by regulatory agencies

2012

June

OHA and Curlew Job Corps collaborate to build hiking trail at Pine Chee wetland

September

Lost Lake Wetland and Wildlife Preserve informational signboard/kiosk is constructed

2013

May

OHA fences a spring at Myers Creek Mitigation Site that had been trampled by cattle

June/July

Trailside interpretive signs are installed along hiking trails at Lost Lake

August

DNR Natural Heritage Program surveys Lost Lake wetland and discovers features that qualify wetland for status as a wetland of Conservation Significance in WA State

2014

April

OHA invites Trout Unlimited to partner with landowners and OHA on the Triple Creek Restoration Project, planning process is initiated and USFWS joins team shortly afterward

May

16 owl, swallow, duck, and flying squirrel nest boxes are installed at Lost Lake Wetland and Wildlife Preserve

June

OHA and Curlew Job Corps add upper loop to Lost Lake upland forest hiking trail

July

Trail markers and trailhead signs are added to trail

August

OHA kicks off multi-year forest thinning plan with work party; habitat piles are built using slash and downed wood

September

Myers Creek Habitat Restoration Plan is implemented at the Myers Creek Mitigation Site, including five beaver dam analogues and five large woody debris installations.

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