2015 Annual Conference of the 

Society of Ecological Restoration –

Southwest Chapter

 

November 20-22, 2015

Reid Park Double Tree Hotel

Tucson, Arizona

 

SER-SW 2015 Annual Conference Program

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Presentations 

 

Plenary Sessions:

From Restoration to Resilience Ecology: Do We Need a New Paradigm?
Donald A. Falk

 

In Gratitude for Seeds: Growing a Restoration Economy

Steve Buckley

 

Planting the Seeds of Change

Caleb Pipes, Oscar Medina, Andy Bennett, Vicente Guerrero, and Brandon Landeros

 

Rural Arizona’s Youth Restoration Movement – the BECY Institute and Beyond

Caleb Weaver

 

The National Seed Strategy: The Right Seed in the Right Place at the Right Time

Peggy Olwell

 

Status of Danaus plexippus (monarch butterfly) in Arizona

Maps in this presentation were current at the time of the conference, but additional information collected subsequently would change them. Please contact the author if you would like additional details.

Gail Morris, C. Kline, and S. Morris.

 

No Pat Answers – Restoration in Novel Environments

Jonathan Horst

 

 

Concurrent Sessions:

Topic: Invasives

Tamarisk Beetle Expert Panel Report

Ben Bloodworth, Pat Shafroth, Anna Sher, Rebecca Manners, Dan Bean, Matt Johnson, and Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta

 

Case Study: Ravenna Grass Management on the Rio Grande

Chad Mckenna and Todd Caplan

 

Implementation of a Multi-Benefit, Multi-Jurisdictional Salt Cedar Management Plan for the El Rio Reach of the Gila River, Maricopa County, AZ

Jennifer Pokorski and Pat Ellison

 

From Buffelgrass Monoculture to Upland Saguaro/Ironwood/Palo Verde Landscape: The Waterman Restoration Project

John Scheuring and Ries Lindley

 

Buffelgrass Excludes Native Plants through Resource Competition rather than Allelopathy or Intensifying Consumption by Animals

Pacifica Sommers and Peter Chesson

 

Multi-benefit Floodplain Vegetation Management for the El Rio Reach of the Gila River, Maricopa County, AZ

Zooey Diggory, Glen Leverich, Bruce Orr, Pat Ellison, Doug Williams, Jennifer Pokorski

 

Predicting Treatment Windows for Invasive Buffelgrass in Southern Arizona using MODIS and Climate Data

Cynthia S.A. Wallace, Jessica J. Walker, Caroline Patrick-Birdwell, Jake F. Weltzin, Helen Raichle

 

Topic: Fire Effects: Restoration of Watersheds and Springs Workshop

Geomorphic Responses of Burned Watersheds in Arizona:  Floods, Debris Flows, and Long-term Recovery

Ann Youberg, Ph.D.

 

Forecasting Post-wildfire Flood Risk under Current Conditions and Future Scenarios: Examples from Saguaro National Park East

Jon D. Pelletier, Tyson L. Swetnam, and Perry Grissom

 

Three Years of Post-fire Land Treatment Effectiveness Monitoring of the 2013 Silver Fire, Gila National Forest

Michael Natharius

 

Sediment Reduction and Watershed Restoration in Response to 2010 Schultz Fire, Flagstaff, Arizona

Allen Haden

 

Watershed Restoration Pre and Post-fire in the Chiricahua Mountains

Carianne Campbell and Louise Misztal

 

Fire Effects on Tinajas and Frog Habitat at Saguaro National Park

Don Swann, Kara O’Brien, and Chuck Perger

 

Initial Response to Fire on Springs

Samantha Hammer, Louise Misztal, Carianne Campbell, and Christopher Morris

 

Response of Vegetation after Wildfire on the Warm Springs Natural Area in Moapa, Nevada

Von K. Winkel, Ph.D. and David J. Syzdek

 

Increasing Resilience and Creating Habitat Refugia at Springs in the Chiricauhua Mountains

Carianne Campbell and Louise Misztal

 

2002 Rodeo-Chediski Post-Wildfire Restoration Efforts

Daniel Pusher

 

Developing Guidance for Climate-informed Springs Ecosystem Restoration

Louise Misztal, Carianne Campbell, Larry Stevens, Jeri Ledbetter

 

Topic: Utilities, Plants, and Wildlife

TEP Panel: Working Together to Balance the Natural and Man Made Environment

Leslie Carpenter, Michael Clark, Cheryl Eamick, Christina Frazer, Robin Lewellyn

 

Native Plant Conservation on the Pinal Central to Tortolita 500kV Transmission Line Project

Leslie Carpenter and Diana Shiel

 

Did the Increase of Lehmann Lovegrass cause the Decline of Grassland Sparrows in the Sonoita Plains?

H. Ronald Pulliam, Matt Brown, Kelly Fleming, Randy Moore, and David Seibert

 

Critical Habitat Restoration on the Upper Gila River

Shawn Stone, J. Johnson, G. Leverich, R. More-Hla

 

A Comparison of Intraspecific Variation in Early Life History Characteristics of Native Colorado Plateau Forbs

Magdalena Eshleman and Andrea Kramer

 

How much is Enough: Lessons from Native Plant Restoration in support of Hummingbirds in Southern Arizona

Molly McCormick and Ron Pulliam

 

Developing Monitoring Protocols for Vegetation Response to Watershed Restoration; Preliminary Results from Southeastern Arizona

Natalie R. Wilson, Laura M. Norman, Miguel Villarreal, Steve Buckley, Joel Sankey, David Dean, Steve Delong, Whitney Henderson, Carianne Campbell, Kate Tirion, David Seibert and H. Ron Pulliam

 

Topic: Collaborative Watershed Restoration

Restoration of Cienegas and Headwater Tributaries of the Rio San Bernardino

David Hodges and Valer Austin Clark

 

Sky Island Restoration Cooperative (SIRC) – An Overview

Michele M. Girard and SIRC Members

 

House Pond Renovation at Brown Canyon Ranch: Promoting Partnerships and Improving Wetland Habitat

John Kraft

 

Restoration Work by Cuenca Los Ojos in the North Eastern State of Sonora México.

Jose Manuel Perez-Cantu

 

A Multidisciplinary Multi-method Approach to the Assessment of the Hydrologic and Geomorphological  Effects of Watershed Restoration

James Callegary, Laura Norman, and Stephen Wiele

 

The North-Central New Mexico Watershed Restoration Project

Cody L. Stropki and Dierdre L. Tarr

 

Cross-Watershed Network

Lindsay Murdoch

 

Topic: River Restoration – Flows

Response of Riparian Vegetation to Minute 319 Environmental Flow in the Colorado River Delta, Mexico.

Martha Gómez-Sapiens, Pat Shafroth, Erick Lundgren, Karl Flessa, and Edward P. Glenn

 

Restoration Treatments to Improve Vegetation Response to Environmental Flows in the Colorado River Delta

Karen J. Schlatter, Matthew R. Grabau, and Francisco Zamora-Arroyo

 

Restoring Flows on the Verde River, Arizona

Jeanmarie Haney and Kim Schonek

 

Take Back the Rain! Stream Dynamics & Urban Water Harvesting in Silver City, NM

Claire Catlett and Van Clothier

 

Electromagnetic Induction to Determine Soil Salinity Trends for Floodplain and Riparian Restoration

Matthew R. Grabau, Chad McKenna, Tzung-Mow Yao, and Karen J. Schlatter

 

Evaluating the Effect of Gabions on Vertical Water Flux in an Ephemeral Stream using Wildlife Cameras and Temperature Sensors

Chloe Fandel, James Callegary, Ty Ferre, Laura Norman, Christopher Scott

 

Stormwater Capture and Recharge to Enhance Riparian Habitat

Michael Milczarek, Cyrus Miller, Karen Riggs, Brooke Bushman, Robert Rice, Lindsey Bunting and Laurel Lacher

 

Topic: Wetland Restoration

Reflections on 30 Years of Restoration

Valer Austin Clark

 

Native Woody Riparian Restoration and Mapping Potential Beaver Habitat in New Mexico to Increase Wetland and Riparian Habitat
Jim Matison, Bryan Bird, and Kurt Menke

 

Wetland Sod: Living, Self-Repairing Riprap

Van Clothier

 

El Rio Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan

Doug Williams

 

Automated Soil Moisture and Surface Water Monitoring to Enhance Restoration Monitoring and Adaptive Management

Lindsey A. Bunting, Matthew R. Grabau, and Michael A. Milczarek

 

Topic: Rivers – Restoration and Monitoring

Improving River-Floodplain Connectivity on Regulated Rivers in the Southwestern United States: A Case Study from the Rio Grande, New Mexico.

Todd R. Caplan, Mark Stone, Colin Byrne, Chad McKenna, and Grace Haggerty

 

Bringing New Life to America’s Most-Endangered River – Trail Development Leads to Channel Restoration along the Santa Fe River

Robert M. Oberdorfer

 

Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition: Four Years of Applied Riparian Restoration

Anna Schrenk

 

Binational Collaboration for Restoration of the Colorado River Delta

Karen J. Schlatter, Francisco Zamora-Arroyo, Edith Santiago Serrano, Tomás Rivas Salcedo, and Matthew R. Grabau

 

Southwestern Riparian Habitat Restoration Effectiveness Monitoring

David C. Lightfoot