Planning Riparian Restoration with Plant Functional Group Approaches, a webinar by Dr. Hough-Snee on Dec. 19, 2017, from 9:00 to 9:45 AM PDT.
The event is free and open to the public. Interested parties may register for the event at:
Riparian restoration has historically been conducted at the reach, stream segment, or site scale. These scales have allowed restoration to take place in relatively small areas with well-known relationships between land use, hydrology, disturbance, and the regional and local flora. However, as riparian restoration and conservation have evolved to be undertaken and implemented at larger scales, from individual states to entire watersheds, the need for synthetic, applicable approaches has grown.
Dr. Hough-Snee will discuss a variety of recent approaches and tools that can be used when monitoring riparian vegetation and floodplain ecosystems at scales relevant to land management, including watershed and administrative unit scales (grazing allotment, National Forest Ranger District, etc.). He’ll begin by discussing historic monitoring, innovation in field methods, and how contemporary data that fits into project-scale and regulatory frameworks can aid project planning, monitoring, and evaluation.