SERCAL 2017 Poster Presentations
SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Restore, monitor, mitigate… Repeat? Adapting Habitat Restoration Projects for Climate Change
SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Stream and Riparian Restoration
SERCAL 2016 Poster Presentations
SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Riparian & Wetlands
SERCAL 2016 Technical Session: Creativite Collaboration for Multiple Benefits
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Introduction to SERCAL 2014 and Spring 2014 Ecesis, Volume 24, Issue 1
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.
Introduction to SERCAL 2013, Spring 2013 Ecesis, Volume 23, Issue 1