Beyond Recovery: Restoration for the Future

A marvelous gathering of attendees / presenters / sponsors / enthusiasts 10–12 April 2019 at the santa barbara veteran’s building in downtown santa barbara

Inspiring morning plenary presentations by CNPS Executive Director Dan Gluesenkamp and John Muir Project’s Chad Hanson were standing-room-only events.

Inspiring morning plenary presentations by CNPS Executive Director Dan Gluesenkamp and John Muir Project’s Chad Hanson were standing-room-only events.

The goodwill was palpable…

Conference Co-Chairs

Maurício Gomez South Coast Habitat Restoration and Will Spangler H. T. Harvey & Associates

Want to relive it? Or want to get a glimpse of what it was like? Click on the Ecesis cover below and get inspired for SERCAL 2020 in Carmel Valley. The Call for Abstracts will be mailed and emailed in September.

Technical Sessions

Coastal Restoration and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Increasing resiliency to sea-level rise in coastal, island, and estuarine projects Session Chair: Jeannine Ross, KMEA

Grassland Ecosystems and Coastal Prairies Restoration of some of the most endangered ecosystems in the United States Session Chair: JP Marié, CNGA

Mitigation Banking, Land Use, and Conservation Opportunities to conserve and protect habitat Session Chair: Carol Presley, Carol Presley Consulting

Restoration and Recovery after Fire and Debris Flows Restoration and monitoring in a time of increased fire risk Session chair: Stacie Smith, NOAA Affiliate

Stream and Fisheries Restoration Interplay of riparian habitat, geomorphology, invasive species management, and fisheries health Session Chair: Ross Taylor, Ross Taylor and Associates

Technology and Tools Emerging tools for field work and data analysis Session Chair: Kari Dupler, WRA

Thinking Outside the Box Three presentations to cap off the conference. Session Chair: Kevin MacKay, ICF

Threats, Pests, and Pathogens How Phytophthora, shot-hole borers, pine bark beetles, aquatic pests, and climate change impact landscapes Session Chair: Ralph Vigil, Habitat Restoration Sciences

Water Conservation for Improved Habitats How water conservation ripples through restoration from landscape design to instream flows Session Chair: Jane Gray, DUDEK

Plus a Poster Session featuring a Student Poster Competition Session Chair: Elihu Gevirtz, Channel Islands Restoration


Many thanks to the generous support of our conference sponsors!

Golden Ear Drops $5,000 in-kind

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Chamise $3,000

Burleson Consulting

Dudek | HRS


Fire Poppy $2,000

Habitat West



Chaparral Blazing Star $1,500

Balance Hydrologics

H. T. Harvey & Associates

S&S Seeds


Calistoga Navarretia $1,000

Ecological Concerns

Hedgerow Farms


Westervelt Ecological Services

Pacific Manzanita $500



American Conservation Experience

California Invasive Plant Council

California Native Grassland Association

cbec eco engineering

Channel Islands Restoration

Davey Resource Group

Marin Municipal Water District

Rocky Mountain Bio Products

Stover Seeds

Swaim Biological

UC Irvine Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science

The Watershed Nursery

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