2016 Annual Conference of the

Society of Ecological Restoration –

Southwest Chapter

 

November 9-11, 2016

Springs Preserve

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

SER-SW 2016 Annual Conference Program

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Presentations

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Restoring America’s national parks in an era of global change

Scott Abella

 

An integrated approach for rehabilitating degraded mojave desert shrublands

Lesley DeFalco

 

 

PLENARY SESSIONS:

Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest (RAMPS)

Munson

 

Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Johnson

 

Community engagement and restoration in the Colorado River Delta

Gonzalez-Olimon

 

Using species in restoration that will persist now and into the future

Butterfield

 

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

TOPIC: ENDANGERED SPECIES

Consequenses of disturbed landscapes to desert tortoise populations when habitats are not restored or protected

Drake

 

New distribution of the tamarisk beetle (Diorhabda spp.) in the Lower Colorado River Basin and implications for future riparian restoration

Bloodworth

 

TOPIC: EROSION CONTROL STRUCTURES

Effects of the minute 319 environmental flows on established riparian vegetation in the Colorado River Delta, Mexico: A close-up view

Gomez-Sapiens

 

Restoration of burned and unburned watersheds of the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, using loose rock erosion structures

Hammer

 

Quantifying erosion control structures effects on surface inundation and soil moisture in arid ephemeral streams

Bunting

 

Impacts of grade control structure installations on hydrology and sediment transport as an adaptive management strategy during climate change

Tosline

 

Vegetation response to watershed restoration in southeastern Arizona

Wilson

 

TOPIC: PLANNING AND PLANT MATERIALS

Suggested practices for dryland restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring in the arid southwest

Williams

 

Assessing native plants for seed collections, growers, and restoration specialists for rehabilitating disturbed Desert Tortoise habitat

Esque

 

Spatial and temporal patterns of vegetation treatments in the Southwest: variability and trends with implications for restoration success

Copeland

 

Covering more ground: Meeting the challenge of native plant materials development at the scale it demands

Weber

 

TOPIC: SPRINGS AND AQUATIC RESOURCES

Lower Portal Road Spring Habitat Improvement Project

McMaster

 

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and conservation of aquatic endemics in the Mojave Desert

Manville

 

Ecological restoration at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve

Winkel

 

TOPIC: RIPARIAN RESTORATION

Modeling shallow groundwater for support of riparian areas in the Colorado River Delta

Grabau

 

Quantifying geomorphic change at ephemeral stream restoration sites using a coupled-model approach

Norman

 

Water harvesting in arid lands

Clark

 

Fountaingrass control initiative: An education, control and restoration program for an invasive weed

Jones

 

The Las Vegas Wash: A multi-agency stakeholder process to protect and enhance a key ecological and hydrologic resource

Eckberg

 

Assessment of streamside herbaceous and riparian woody vegetation along the lower Santa Cruz River, year 4

Bunting

 

TOPIC: FORESTS AND SOILS

Passive restoration of biological soil crusts

Warren

 

Pre and Post Tamarisk Beetle Establishment Management Options

Curt Deuser

 

 

Tree thinning effects on wildlife in pinyon-juniper woodlands of the Manzano Mountains, New Mexico

Lightfoot