Heernett Foundation Plans
From the Heernett Foundation proposal
1. A long-term commitment of various sectors and interests must be achieved.
2. A five year proposal must be developed, and put into action with all allocated funds available.
A. Completely restore streams and watersheds on front 250 acres at the Mill Pond
- Remove all culverts and replace them with bridges to allow for salmonid and woody debris passage.
- Plant and develop native riparian zones along all water ways
- Remove invasive plants that are and will potentially choke out water passage.
- Remove high sediment build up and re-channel for salmonid passage.
- Distribute gravels for salmonid spawning and water filtration.
- Place Large Woody Debris (LWD) throughout stream system.
- Plant and insure native cover and canopy is conducive for salmonid runs throughout the entire spawning season. (October to February).
- Repair main beaver dike at pond and create an egress for seasonal water overflow
B. Completely restore forest and prairie lands on front 250 acres at the Mill Pond
- Thin and select cut diseased Doug Firs, Conifers and Alders.
a. Horse drawn pulling team for low impact
b. Save whole lumber for Education Center and Farmers Market construction.
- Remove all invasive and noxious plants, both native and non-native.
a. Common Tansy
b. Black Berry
c. Scotch Broom
- Plant more native species to refurbish cover and litter for under growth.
a. Western Red Cedar
b. Salmon Berry
c. Twisted Stalk
d. Elder Berry
e. Miners Lettus
g. Mock Orange
i. Gary Oak
j. Cat Tails
k. Stinging Nettle
- Create minimal road systems and decommission all remaining roads.
C. Map, inventory and classify all habitat and watershed
sectors on 250 acres at Mill Pond.
D. Build Environmental Education Center and Farmers Market
1. Decide locations at Mill Pond
2. Design buildings
3. Acquire all building permits and licenses
4. Select contractors
5. Begin construction
E. Investigate and negotiate further land purchases
3. A ten year proposal must be developed, and be available for possible amendments and application
A. Continue stream and Watershed restoration on remaining 500 acres.
1. Insure collaboration and permits to continue restoration
throughout other private properties
2. Channel water ways for salmonid passage continuously throughout valley
3. Distribute gravel's throughout stream system
4. Place LWD throughout stream system
5. Plant native plants for continuous riparian zones and cover
B. Continue Forestland and Prairie restoration
1. Select cutting and thinning of diseased and encroaching trees
2. Remove all invasive and noxious plants, both native and non-native
3. Plant more diverse native species for undergrowth and canopy
C. Map, inventory and classify all habitat and watershed sectors on remaining foundation and trust properties
D. Investigate and negotiate further land purchases