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Creativity in Upland Restoration

SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Creativity in Upland Restoration

Considering Habitat Suitability Index Models for Avian Habitat Design

Habitat suitability index (HSI) models offer a tool to guide restoration design for optimal habitat conditions for target species and other species in the same guild — to the extent practicable. HSI models are used in Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) to estimate the value of the habitat in a project area for the selected evaluation species (Stiehl 1995). 

Riparian and Floodplain Restoration Guided by Avian Monitoring: Reflections from the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge

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.