SERCAL 2017 Poster Presentations
SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Restore, monitor, mitigate… Repeat? Adapting Habitat Restoration Projects for Climate Change
SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Native Plant & Seed Sources: Challenges and Solutions in Plant Propagation and Seed Collection
SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Riparian & Wetlands
SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Creativity in Upland Restoration
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.
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.
What do you get when you mix Caltrans, an environmental advocacy group, tufa soil (pH8.3), a 60-degree slope, and the need to make sure you can effectively stabilize that slope?
Adaptive management has become popular precisely because it has been recognized and shown that command and control structures are often not applicable to dynamic, complex, and oftentimes chaotic, natural processes. But what is adaptive management and does it work?
This article describes the specific ways that avian monitoring has guided the design and implementation of restoration in this region, but similar stories of partnership and adaptation can be told regarding small mammal monitoring and restoration, large-scale fundraising and leveraging, and integration of multiple overlapping conservation objectives.