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Columbia River Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Procedures Report For The Bliss, Burlington Northern, James, and Straub Tracts Of The Stiegerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Description: Steigenvald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR, refuge) was established as a result of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) transferring ownership of the Stevenson tract located in the historic Steigerwald Lake site to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS, Service) for the mitigation of the fish and wildlife losses associated with the construction of a second powerhouse at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River and relocation of the town of North Bonneville (Public Law 98-396). The construction project was completed in 1983 and resulted in the loss of approximately 577 acres of habitat on the Washington shore of the Columbia River (USFWS, 1982). The COE determined that acquisition and development of the Steigenvald Lake area, along with other on-site project management actions, would meet their legal obligation to mitigate for these impacts (USCOE, 1985). Mitigation requirements included restoration and enhancement of this property to increase overall habitat diversity and productivity. From 1994 to 1999, 317 acres of additional lands, consisting of four tracts of contiguous land, were added to the original refuge with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) funds provided through the Washington Wildlife Mitigation Agreement. These tracts comprised Straub (191 acres), James (90 acres), Burlington Northern (27 acres), and Bliss (9 acres). Refer to Figure 1. Under this Agreement, BPA budgeted $2,730,000 to the Service for 'the protection, mitigation, and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat that was adversely affected by the construction of Federal hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River or its tributaries' in the state of Washington (BPA, 1993). Lands acquired for mitigation resulting from BPA actions are evaluated using the habitat evaluation procedures (HEP) methodology, which quantifies how many Habitat Units (HUs) are to be credited to BPA. HUs or credits gained lessen BPA's debt, which was formally tabulated in the Federal Columbia …
Date: September 2001
Creator: Allard, Donna

Habitat Evaluation Procedures Report: Graves Property - Yakama Nation

Description: A habitat evaluation procedures (HEP) analysis was conducted on the Graves property (140 acres) in June 2007 to determine the number of habitat units to credit Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for providing funds to acquire the property as partial mitigation for habitat losses associated with construction of McNary Dam. HEP surveys also documented the general ecological condition of the property. The Graves property was significantly damaged from past/present livestock grazing practices. Baseline HEP surveys generated 284.28 habitat units (HUs) or 2.03 HUs per acre. Of these, 275.50 HUs were associated with the shrubsteppe/grassland cover type while 8.78 HUs were tied to the riparian shrub cover type.
Date: February 2008
Creator: Ashley, Paul & Muse, Anthony

Habitat Evaluation Procedures Report: Carl Property - Yakama Nation.

Description: A baseline habitat evaluation procedures (HEP) analysis was conducted on the Carl property (160 acres) in June 2007 to determine the number of habitat units to credit Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for providing funds to acquire the property as partial mitigation for habitat losses associated with construction of McNary Dam. HEP surveys also helped assess the general ecological condition of the property. The Carl property appeared damaged from livestock grazing and exhibited a high percentage of invasive forbs. Exotic grasses, while present, did not comprise a large percentage of the available cover in most areas. Cover types were primarily grassland/shrubsteppe with a limited emergent vegetation component. Baseline HEP surveys generated 356.11 HUs or 2.2 HUs per acre. Habitat units were associated with the following HEP models: California quail (47.69 HUs), western meadowlark (114.78 HUs), mallard (131.93 HUs), Canada goose (60.34 HUs), and mink (1.38 HUs).
Date: February 2008
Creator: Ashley, Paul R. & Muse, Anthony

An exploration systems approach to the Spokane Mountain area uranium deposits, northeastern Washington

Description: Within the gross content of economic exploration techniques developed through case studies of know mineralization, this report of research into the Spokane Mountain uranium deposit integrates the results of numerous field surveys and the application of proven scientific methods with the effects of alternative methods.
Date: April 1981
Creator: Babcock, Lyndon; Beck, P.; Farley, W.; Lechler, P.; Lindgren, J.; Miller, D. et al.

Beneficiation of Chromite Ores From Western United States

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the sampling of chrome ore deposits in the western United States. Physical properties of the samples collected are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Batty, J. V.; Mitchell, T. F.; Havens, R. & Wells, R. R.

Aquatic Disposal Field Investigations, Duwamish Waterway Disposal Site, Puget Sound, Washington: Appendix D, Volume 1

Description: The following report describes work done by the Marine and Freshwater Ecology Branch, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory (CERL), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Corvallis, Oregon. The study was conducted on the chemical and physical effects of open-water disposal of dredged material from the Duwamish River into Elliot Bay, Washington.
Date: June 1978
Creator: Baumgartner, D. J.; Schults, Donald W. & Carkin, J. B.

Washington Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Description: This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of Washington.
Date: September 22, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M.

National Uranium Resource Evaluation, Okanogan Quadrangle, Washington

Description: From Introduction: "The Okanogan Quadrangle, located in north-central Washington between lat 48º and 49º N. and long 118º and 120º W. (Fig. 1), was evaluated to identify geologic environments and delineate areas that exhibit characteristics favorable for the occurrence of uranium deposits."
Date: May 1982
Creator: Bernardi, M. L.; Powell, L. K. & Wicklund, M. A.
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A Miocene Flora From Grand Coulee, Washington

Description: From introduction: The fossil plants described in the present report were collected at the north end of Grand Coulee during the summer of 1927 by Messrs. T. A. Bonser, F. A. Roberts, and Walter Bruce, of Spokane, and F. W. McCann, of Coulee City. The locality is in the big bend of the Columbia River near the northern boundary of Grant County, Wash., about 85 miles west of the plant-bearing Latah sediments around Spokane. The outcrop in Grand Coulee is about the same distance east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains, about 100 miles northeast of the plant beds at Ellensburg, which are of approximately the same age, and some 200 miles west of beds in Idaho yielding a similar flora and assigned to the Payette formation by Knowlton and others.
Date: 1931
Creator: Berry, Edward Wilber

Jigging, Classification, Tabling, and Flotation Tests of Coals Presenting Difficult Washing Problems, with Particular Reference to Coals from Pierce County, Washington

Description: From Content and Arrangement of Report: "For the convenience of the reader the bulletin has been divided into two parts. Part I describes the investigation and summarizes the most important results. Part II gives the detailed data of the best of the washing tests by each process."
Date: 1931
Creator: Bird, B. M. & Marshall, S. M.

Decontamination of Dissolver Vent Gases at Hanford

Description: The preceding report follows an extensive study made at Hanford of methods and equipment to remove effectively the dissolver vent gases.
Date: February 16, 1951
Creator: Blasewitz, A. G.; Carlisle, R. V.; Judson, B. F.; Katzer, M. F.; Kurtz, E. F.; Schmidt, W. C. et al.

Washington state basic data for thermal springs and wells as recorded in GEOTHERM

Description: This report on Washington is one of a series intended to preserve the data collected for GEOTHERM and make the data available to the public. Three computer-generated indexes are found in appendices A, B, and C of this report. The indexes give one line summaries of each GEOTHERM record describing the chemistry of geothermal springs and wells in the sample file for Washington. Each index is sorted by different variables to assist the user in locating geothermal records describing specific sites. Appendix A is sorted by county name and the name of the source. Also given are latitude, longitude (both in decimal minutes), township, range, section, GEOTHERM record identifier, and temperature (/sup 0/C). Appendix is sorted by county, township, range, and section. Also given are name of source, GEOTHERM record identifier, and temperature (/sup 0/C). Appendix C is first sorted into one-degree blocks by latitude, and longitude, and then by name of source. Also given are GEOTHERM record identifier, and temperature (/sup 0/C).
Date: July 1, 1983
Creator: Bliss, J. D.

Estimating Natural Mortality in Stock Assessment Application

Description: The following document is a report taken during a three-day workshop to estimate natural mortality for use in stock assessment applications. The workshop covered biological aspects of mortality, methods for estimation of mortality, and best practices for use of mortality in assessment models. This document presents the findings during this workshop.
Date: June 2011
Creator: Brodziak, Jon; Ianelli, Jim; Lorenzen, Kai & Methot, Richard D., Jr.

U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessments: 2011

Description: This is an assessment report on the population of marine mammals along the U.S. Pacific coastline. These reports are ever-growing and subject to change annually.
Date: December 15, 2011
Creator: Caretta, James V.; Forney, Karin A.; Oleson, Erin; Martien, Karen; Muto, Marcia M.; Lowry, Mark S. et al.

U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessment: 2012

Description: This is an assessment report based on the population of marine mammals along the Pacific coastline in the year 2012. It is a working document that will continue to be updated as data changes.
Date: January 2013
Creator: Carretta, James V.; Oleson, Erin; Weller, David W.; Lang, Aimee R.; Forney, Karin A.; Baker, Jason et al.

NURE Aerial Gamma Ray and Magnetic Detail Survey of Portions of Northeast Washington, Final Report: Volume 2. Midnite-Sherwood Mines, Washington Area

Description: Volume 2-B of reports that follow the study of rotary wing detailed high sensitivity radiometric and magnetic survey in portions of northeast Washington state. This volume presents the stacked profile data, statistical summaries, and historgrams acquired over Midnite-Sherwood Mines, Washington.
Date: June 1981
Creator: Carson Helicopters, Inc.
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