A survey was conducted of the existing information about multiple
interrelated aspects of the Lower Owyhee Watershed. An evaluation
of the data concluded that the major current threat to the health of the
Lower Owyhee Watershed is the spread of noxious, invasive species, such
as tamarisk in riparian areas and medusahead rye in the rangelands.
This document should be cited as:
Shock, Candace, Myrtle Shock, and Clinton Shock.
2007. Lower Owyhee Watershed
. Prepared for the Owyhee Watershed Council,
prepared by Scientific Ecological Services. Accessible online,
Other Owyhee Watershed Council assessments:
Special thanks are due to Ray Perkins who helped formulate much
of the Fish and Fish Habitat component. Valuable information and
reviews were provided by Walt VanDyke, Bill Krueger, Gary Page, Andy
Bentz, and Barry Nord. We are indebted to information available
from many published sources and public presentations.
The Owyhee Watershed Council contributed by reading components and
offering many helpful comments. Of special note are the
suggestions received from Jerry Hoagland, Jennifer Martin, Carl Hill,
Martin Andre and Donna Culley.