SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Restore, monitor, mitigate… Repeat? Adapting Habitat Restoration Projects for Climate Change
Looking back, 12 years later, the willow canopy is forty-plus feet tall and thriving. This project site has survived one El Niño and the current 90-year historical drought. The three keys to this success was creating a healthy soil through de-compaction, agronomy, and utilizing low ground pressure equipment.
The effects of an ongoing drought may result in plant diseases and insect infestations along with increased erosion, a decrease in air quality and degradation of landscape and habitat, along with an increased risk of fire due to drier vegetation. While the environments can quickly bounce back from short-term droughts, it’s the long-term droughts that cause the most damage to not only animal life but plant life too.