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Land Board Awards 2005
Stream Project Award
Wallowa River - McDaniel Habitat Restoration Project - Lostine, Oregon

 Restored channel of the Wallowa River on the
McDaniel/Hammack property near Lostine
 Whitman College students plant native
vegetation along Wallowa River
Property owners Doug McDaniel and Gail Hammack worked with a variety of public agencies and organizations to undertake the project in 1998 to restore a half-mile, channelized reach of the Wallowa River, and reestablish native vegetation in the area.  The project was completed in August 2005. 
The primary purpose of the project was to improve instream habitat diversity and water quality for adult and juvenile summer steelhead and spring Chinook salmon.  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists observed steelhead spawning in the restored channel in spring 2005, which will result in several thousand juvenile fish. 
Project partners included the landowners, Wallowa Resources (project sponsors), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (lead technical agency), USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Grand Ronde Model Watershed Program.  Funding for the project was provided by the Bonneville Power Administration and the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. 
Property owners and agency partners receive the 2005 Stream Project Award
at the April 11, 2006, State Land Board meeting in Salem. 

Lessee of the Year Award
The abandoned "Harmony" was removed from the marina
Port of Siuslaw
The Port of Siuslaw was recognized for its outstanding public-safety and economic development efforts in the Florence area on state-owned lands, notably along the Old Town Wharf. 
In 2005, the port removed three abandoned vessels from the Port of Siuslaw marina – at their expense – which stemmed the continued threat of oil pollution and other hazards posed by the vessels. 
In addition, the Port of Siuslaw has been a key partner with the Department of State Lands in helping launch the program to bring unregistered docks in the Siuslaw into compliance with state law.  Funds from these registrations are deposited into the Common School Fund, which benefits schoolchildren in all of Oregon’s 198 public school districts.  
Port Commission President John Scott, Port Commissioner John Buchanan and Port Manager Tom Kartrude receive the 2005 Lessee of the Year Award at the April 11, 2006, State Land Board meeting in Salem. 
Previous Award Recipients
2004 Award Recipients