Nursery Plants as a Pathway for Plant Pathogen Invasion Precautions are needed to protect our restoration investments

With the broad range of plants susceptible to Phytophthora and other plant pathogens, there is the potential in restoration activities to inadvertently introduce Phytophthora-infected nursery stock into sensitive habitats, setting up a direct pathway for pathogen introduction and spread, and destroying the ecological values that restoration is trying to enhance.

SERCAL 2016 Poster Presentations

SERCAL 2016 Poster Presentations

Riparian & Wetlands

SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Riparian & Wetlands

Creativity in Upland Restoration

SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Creativity in Upland Restoration

Creative Collaboration for Multiple Benefits

SERCAL 2016 Technical Session: Creativite Collaboration for Multiple Benefits

Creativity, Collaboration, and Cost-Effective Solutions: Enhancing fish habitat on a regulated river, Little Truckee River below Stampede Dam, Nevada County, California

In 2011, efforts for a large-scale habitat enhancement project in this section of the Little Truckee River began, first with characterization of the system’s functional impairments, followed by development of a conceptual habitat enhancement design. 

Collaborative Partnership Fosters Adaptive Management: From TMDL implementation to Squaw Creek meadow restoration

Squaw Creek and the montane meadows of Olympic Valley are iconic of Sierra watersheds with prominent visibility as an international tourist destination. As Squaw Creek winds its way down from the Pacific Crest to the Truckee River, three landowners account for about 90% of the watershed’s land base. The protection, restoration, and enhancement of the Squaw Creek watershed warrants participatory collaboration amongst these landowners for the mutual benefit of the resource. 

How Do Plant Invasions and Habitat Restoration Affect Invertebrate Diversity and Function? A meta-analysis and review

Invertebrates can be effective indicators of the consequences of non-native plant invasions due to the important functional roles that they play in ecosystems, including nutrient recycling and energy flow, pollination, seed dispersal, and the maintenance of plant and animal community structure.

Biodiversity and Vulnerability of Aquatic Insects in California

As practitioners tasked to plan or evaluate restoration projects and meet permit requirements in freshwater habitats, we often neglect non-listed species. Half of all freshwater species in California are considered to be vulnerable to extinction, and extinction rates in freshwater ecosystems are 4 to 5 times higher than those of terrestrial systems. 

SWAMP’s New Bioassessment Website: A resource for freshwater monitoring and conservation

SWAMP has developed a variety of tools for use in bioassessment, including indices for interpreting stream health based on biological data, taxonomic resources for identifying BMIs and benthic algae, and standard operating procedures for conducting field sampling and sample processing in the laboratory.