Tribute to Capt. Paul Ashley

We recently became aware that on September 6TH, 2017, a mentor, beloved colleague and our dear friend, Paul Ashley passed away after a quarter century battle with heart disease. Paul worked tirelessly for wildlife and their habitats for over 40 years. He was employed with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for 30 years, and the Columbia Basin Fish …

Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers (OFWIM)

The Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers (OFWIM) is a international nonprofit group. Formally established in 1993 was cofounded by The Habitat Institute’s Director and Chief Ecologist Mr. O’Neill. He was OFWIM’s second President. OFWIM’s Mission: To promote the management and conservation of natural resources by facilitating technology and information exchange among managers of fish and wildlife information. OFWIM’s …

Happy New Year!

  The Habitat Institute is dedicated to addressing our nation’s most serious environmental issues. By building ecological health indicator metric(s) implemented at the state and federal level for conservation strategies, ecosystem restoration, advanced mitigation, and regulatory ecosystem management. ECOLOGY WILL LEAD THE WAY 2018

Regional Approval Concluding a 10-year Review of, CHAP

The Habitat Institute have submitted all obligatory CHAP documents to the Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District for their review and submittal  to their Planning Center of Expertise for Regional Approval. This concludes a 10-year review that cumulated last year in a review process that followed the National Academy of Science Guidelines. Regional approval would allow CHAP to be used by …

Whittier Narrows Dam Safety

The Habitat Institute – Baseline Condition Field Data Collection Completed: June 17, 2017 Whittier Narrows Dam and Reservoir: Is a flood control and water conservation project constructed in 1957 operated by the Los Angeles District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers at the Whittier Narrows in Montebello, California. Whittier Narrows Dam is a central element in the Los …

A Conservation Success Story – Columbia Spotted Frog

Nevada Department of Wildlife uses the Institute’s Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris) range data for inclusion in their story map for their final Conservation Agreement prepared by the Columbia Spotted Frog Technical Team. THI’s data was applied to shows species distribution of this resilient little amphibian. See story here: “Nevada is a state covered by desert and semi-arid landscape. It is also a state full of …

Andrea Thorpe Ph.D. Joins The Habitat Institute Board of Directors

Corvallis, Oregon—January 30, 2017—The Habitat Institute© today announced that Andrea Thorpe, Director of science with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Program and Battelle Ecology, has been elected to The Habitat Institute’s board of directors. “Andrea is highly skilled in gathering and synthesizing data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and …

CHAP TO BE UTILIZED UNDER USFWS NEW MITIGATION POLICY

FINAL USFW MITIGATION POLICY On November 21, 2016 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a final notice of the Service’s Mitigation Policy, which has been a guide for recommendations on mitigating adverse impacts of water and land developments on fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats since 1981. The revisions set forth are motivated by changes in conservation challenges and practices since 1981, including accelerating …