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Project Summary

Project 2007-072-00 - Flathead Subbasin Flowering Rush and Yellowflag Iris Project
Project Number:
2007-072-00
Title:
Flathead Subbasin Flowering Rush and Yellowflag Iris Project
Summary:
This research, demonstration, and education project on the environmenal impacts of flowering rush and yellowflag iris on wetland and aquatic habitats will help determine the biological potential and identify the future impact and test control measures.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Salish Kootenai College (Edu)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Columbia Flathead 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
None
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 100.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-072-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-072-00 - Flathead Subbasin Flowering Rush and Yellowflag Iris Project
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-072-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-072-00 - Flathead Subbasin Flowering Rush and Yellowflag Iris Project
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This proposal is well written, technically sound, and thoughtfully constructed but the benefits to fish and wildlife are not sufficiently demonstrated.

This proposal does not make a strong case that this is a problem outside of the Flathead Subbasin (perhaps they are a problem in the Flathead). The sponsors describe a case in the St. Lawrence where the rush exploded and subsequently died back.

However, without evidence to the contrary this seems to be a regional problem. Neither plant species seems to gather more than passing mention, if that, in other subbasin plans. The iris has been present for many years in other basin provinces (Hells Canyon Dam complex in Idaho, for example), and has not become dominant.

Discussion of the plant species with which the iris and rush interact, and the extent to which the iris and rush impact other plants and an ecosystem would be useful.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-072-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-072-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Invasive weed management, landowners required to address.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-072-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-072-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None