USACE, Seattle District, WA

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USACE, Seattle District, WA
yakima training center, WA

sage grouse enhancement

Harris Environmental holds a multi-year IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) contract for Natural Resource Management Support at Yakima Training Center, in support of managing a population of sage grouse, one of two remaining in Washington. Projects focus on habitat enhancement, predator assessment and management plan, and common raven and sage-grouse augmentation trapping and telemetry monitoring. Many of these natural resource projects are part of collective efforts to rehabilitate sagebrush-steppe habitat across the range that has been impacted by ongoing drought and subsequent wildland fires caused by military operations. Habitat enhancement projects included constructing and installing small temporary and permanent erosion control features such as wattles, rock structures and gabion baskets. Big Sagebrush (1,162,989 seedlings) were planted across six training areas, with additional seed applied over 3,000 acres through aerial application. All projects have components to stabilize soils, restore native sagebrush-steppe, and improve habitat for wildlife across the base.

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