Creativity in Collaboration: SERCAL 2016 in Tahoe

Thanks to every single one of our attendees,  SERCAL 2016 in Tahoe was a giant success! Here are some of the highlights…

SERCAL President and 2016 Conference Chair, Dave Shaw of Balance Hydrologics, presented the 2016 SERCAL President’s Award for Outstanding and Creative Collaboration toward Ecological Restoration to plenary speakers Lisa Wallace, Kathy Eagan, and Joanne Roubique of the Truckee River Watershed Council. 

SERCAL President and 2016 Conference Chair, Dave Shaw of Balance Hydrologics, presented the 2016 SERCAL President’s Award for Outstanding and Creative Collaboration toward Ecological Restoration to plenary speakers Lisa Wallace, Kathy Eagan, and Joanne Roubique of the Truckee River Watershed Council. 

Congratulations to Julia Michaels of UC Davis who presented the winning poster in our Student Poster Competition. 

Congratulations to Julia Michaels of UC Davis who presented the winning poster in our Student Poster Competition. 

Wednesday evening’s hosted poster reception gave everyone a chance to unwind and catch up after the day’s 3 rounds of concurrent technical sessions.

Wednesday evening’s hosted poster reception gave everyone a chance to unwind and catch up after the day’s 3 rounds of concurrent technical sessions.

The Simpletones — SERCAL’s official conference band since SERCAL 2000 — made Wednesday evening so delightful that folks stayed long after the evening officially ended. A second appreciation plaque was awarded to bandleader (and former SERCAL President) Michael Hogan for his valuable contributions to the field and the organization.

The Simpletones — SERCAL’s official conference band since SERCAL 2000 — made Wednesday evening so delightful that folks stayed long after the evening officially ended. A second appreciation plaque was awarded to bandleader (and former SERCAL President) Michael Hogan for his valuable contributions to the field and the organization.

 The four post-conference fieldtrips — touring a variety of restoration sites around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe — filled up well before the conference, prompting a signup sheet at the conference for any openings. 

 The four post-conference fieldtrips — touring a variety of restoration sites around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe — filled up well before the conference, prompting a signup sheet at the conference for any openings. 

Many thanks to the generous support of our conference sponsors:

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mt. rose—$3,000  

Burleson Consulting, Inc.  |  HRS Dudek  |  WRA, Inc.  

 
 

Freel Peak—$2,000  

ICF International  |  Wildlands

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Mt. Tallac—$1,500

Balance Hydrologics

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Castle Peak—$1,000  

AECOM  |  Cardno  |  Environmental Science Associates  |  Habitat West, Inc. | Hedgerow Farms  |  H. T. Harvey & Associates  |  Nichols Consulting Engineers  |  Northwest Hydraulic Consultants  |  Pacific Coast Seed and S&S Seeds  |  Westervelt Ecological Services

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Mt. Lola—$500  

California Invasive Plant Council  |  cbec, Inc.  |  California Native Grasslands Association  |  Greenheart Farms, Inc.  |  Rocky Mountain Bio Products  |  Stillwater Sciences  |  The Watershed Nursery  |  Wildnote  |  Wildscape Engineering, Inc.

and Great Appreciation to our Dedicated Conference Team:

Conference Chair  Dave Shaw  SERCAL President, Balance Hydrologics

Session Chairs  Gavin Archbald  H. T. Harvey & Associates  |  Carol Presley  Carol Presley Consultants  |  Andrew Rayburn  California Native Grasslands Association  |  Will Spangler  H. T. Harvey & Associates  |  Ross Taylor  Ross Taylor & Associates  |  Ralph Vigil  Habitat Restoration Sciences  |  Mark Young  Westervelt Ecological Services

Fieldtrip Chair  Will Spangler  H. T. Harvey & Associates  and Leaders:  Beth Christman  Truckee River Watershed Council  |  Jason Drew  NCE  |  Julie Etra  Western Botanical Services  |  Michael Hogan  Integrated Environmental Restoration Services  |  Virginia Mahacek  Cardno  |  Michele Prestowitz  Truckee River Watershed Council  |  Will Spangler  H. T. Harvey & Associates  |  John Svahn  Truckee Donner Land Trust  |  John Zanzi  HRS Dudek