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SERCAL 2017 Poster Presentations

SERCAL 2017 Poster Presentations

Restore, monitor, mitigate… Repeat? Adapting Habitat Restoration Projects for Climate Change

SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Restore, monitor, mitigate… Repeat? Adapting Habitat Restoration Projects for Climate Change 

Stream and Riparian Restoration

SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Stream and Riparian Restoration

SERCAL 2016 Poster Presentations

SERCAL 2016 Poster Presentations

Riparian & Wetlands

SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Riparian & Wetlands

Creative Collaboration for Multiple Benefits

SERCAL 2016 Technical Session: Creativite Collaboration for Multiple Benefits

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. 

Jump-Starting Riparian Restoration in a Disturbed Riverscape: The Hammon Bar Riparian Enhancement Project on the Lower Yuba River

The lower Yuba River has been heavily altered by hydraulic mining debris, dredger mining, upstream dams and an altered flow regime. While over the last half century (following the control of hydraulic mining sediments and dredging), riparian vegetation cover has been increasing on the lower Yuba River floodplain, succession has not progressed and the vegetation is largely comprised of shrubby willow species. 

Carbon Sequestration as a Co-benefit of Riparian Restoration

Recently, the state of California has adopted mechanisms for paying forest landowners for the sequestration they capture by reforesting or by changing forest management and harvesting. These tradeable carbon credits are part of California’s cap-and-trade system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The price of a ton of carbon dioxide equivalent, or approximately the amount of carbon locked up in a good-sized, 20-year-old Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii), is currently $11.43.

Dos Rios Ranch: A Landscape-scale Model for Multi-benefit Riparian Restoration

Multi-benefit restoration planning is part of a suite of emerging concepts that represent the “state of the art” for restoration ecology and ecological restoration. These include targeted restoration strategies for optimal site selection, economic analyses of restoration costs and ecosystem service benefits, and recognition of the role of restoration in enhancing ecosystem resilience to climate change. 

Lower Yolo Tidal Marsh Restoration Project

Utilizing historical ecological information recently developed by the San Francisco Estuary Institute, the Project seeks to utilize the site’s unique position on the landscape. The proposed Project seeks to partially restore some of these ecological functions, including reconnecting the historic lake features with surrounding natural tidal waterways and removing obstructions to tidal inundation to allow seasonal and tidal waters to drain slowly through the marsh plains.