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1 Implementation, Limiting Factors, and Threats
(Chapter 2) Cameron Thomas U.S. Forest Service and RTT

2 Key Management Questions (shorthand)
Did we follow the implementation schedule? How many actions did we do, and what type were the actions? Did we meet the target in the implementation schedule or adaptive management plan? What type of actions were done? Have we completed actions to address limiting factors?

3 Presentations at the Workshop
Summary of Completed Habitat Actions in each Subbasin over the Last 10 Years; D. Van Marter . A Comparison of Project Implementation with Factors Limiting VSP Parameters in Each Subbasin; C. Baldwin, J. White.

4 Presentations at the Workshop
RTT Barrier Prioritization Framework and its Application in the Wenatchee and Entiat Subbasins; C. Baldwin. Barrier Removal in Omak Creek; R. Dasher.

5 Answers to the Key Mgmt Questions
We have broadly followed the schedule According to the Habitat Work Schedule project tracking tool, ~163 projects. Meeting targets was mixed. More to the story…… Many types of actions completed, numerically, barrier removal & instream complexity were largest categories Implemented some actions to address limiting factors

6 Recommendations and Lessons Learned
Habitat Work Schedule – a good thing RTT Prioritization Matrix – Funders and implementers should focus on high priority actions. Standardize implementation monitoring “Dialing In” through adaptive management Clarify the difference between limiting factors, degradation, and threats

7 Habitat Work Schedule FOR THE 1ST TIME!!! Can go to one place and see what’s been done for the ESU/DPS Varying levels of data so can’t make all the comparisons we want for past projects

8 RTT Prioritization Matrix
Based on updated limiting factors analysis Assigns importance to actions Ultimately, improves meaningful project selection and development- address VSPs Actions that increase juvenile survival and productivity should be the priority. Makes guidance available to Watershed Action Teams

9 Standardize Implementation Monitoring-an important need
How do we know what we did with certainty? How can we aggregate what we have accomplished in a way that helps us understand if we have reduced or eliminated a limiting factor?

10 “Dialing In” through adaptive management
It’s a journey and we are on the road The workshop provided focus and helped to identify recommended future adaptations

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