North Sound Riparian Conference
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This conference is an annual event hosted by the Western Washington Riparian Workgroup, a technical learning group that aims to unite riparian restoration practitinoers to build networks, share practical information, and improve outcomes.
In 2021 group of colleagues from the Skagit including SRSC Skagit Watershed Council and Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group obtained a SRFB grant. With a limited web presence, they attracted 180 individuals across Puget Sound that wanted to learn and teach and discuss riparian restoration, with a focus on revegetation of plan communities.
Video Archive of 2022 Presentations
- Evaluating Skagit Riparian Zones Using LiDAR - Tim Hyatt
- Mapping the Puget Sound Nearshore with Imagery and Data - Brian Footen
- Adaptive Riparian Restoration: an appeal for a coordinated approach - Jon Bakker
- Correlating Soil Texture and Seedling Mortality in Upland Planting Settings - Brenda Clifton
- Strategies for Increasing Conifers in Riparian Forests of the Skagit Basin - Curk Veldhuisen
- Reed Canarygrass, Voles and Livestakes - Bryon Rot
- Utilizing Offenders Crews to Support Riparian Restoration - Jason Anderson and Andrew Zeiders
Video Archive of 2021 Presentations
- Moving the Target: Managing Your Forest in a Changing Climate, by Dave Peterson, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
- Climate Change Genetics, by Deborah L. Rogers, Co-Executive Director & Director of Conservation Science and Stewardship at the Center for Natural Lands Management
- The Seedlot Selection Tool, by Dominique Bachelet, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University
- Stossel Creek Climate Adaptation Project: Assisted Migration Planting – Data From Year One, by Denise Krownbell, Strategic Advisor for Seattle City Light
- Around the Woods: How Practitioners are Adjusting for Climate Change, by Brenda Clifton, Senior Restoration Botanist for the Skagit River System Cooperative, and Michael Yadrick, Plant Ecologist for the City of Seattle.
- Revegetating Emergent Wetlands: Emergent Species, Functions, Permits, and Monitoring Results, by Josh Wozniak, President of the Society of Wetland Scientist’s Pacific Northwest Chapter and Environmental Sciences Group Lead at Parametrix.
- Around the Woods: Lessons Learned from Wetland Restoration Projects, by Kerrie McArthur, Senior Biologist at Confluence Environmental Company, and John Soden, Professional Wetland Scientist at Natural Systems Design.
Notes on Potential Topics and Related Pages
- Revegetation and Riparian Buffering Functions topic pages provide related content.
- File:Cereghino 2021 north sound riparian conference notes.pdf provides rough notes from one notetaker.
- https://www.facebook.com/events/1033875923691785 is the facebook announcement for the event.
- The following topics recurred as possible areas of future work:
- Browse Protection Best Practices (including plastic reduction) - This could be an expansion of the Revegetation topic.
- Use of Language to Capture Our Cultural Needs (“Restoration”)' - Don't know how to capture this issue.
- Designing Revegetation in Beaver Habitat - see Beaver for related links.
- Funding Systems for Local and Long-term Stewardship - see Acquisition Barrier Analysis for related efforts. We likely need to expand our comprehension of government funded stewardship on public and private land and how that relates to private stewardship.
- Managed Migration and Genetic Sourcing - specialized topic related to both Climate Change and Revegetation
- Standard Project Recordkeeping Practices and Tools - Good potential Resource collection related to Revegetation. Many individuals have resources here.
- http://ecosystemguild.org/2019/09/02/ecological-site-assessment/ provides some standard resources on ecological site assessment using google sheets for data collection.
- Efficient Conversion Strategies, from blackberry/knotweed/reed canarygrass
- Blackberry Conversion is a sample page that could be part of a set.
- Cutting and Livestake Production, Processing and Installation includes some information presented at the conference about reed canarygrass conversion.
- Mitigation Performance Standards (biodiversity and emergents) - an open and unresolved issue