North Sound Riparian Conference
During the 2020 Pandemic a group of colleagues from the Skagit including SRSC Skagit Watershed Council and Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group. 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.
- 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.
- 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