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Training

Adaptive Restoration of the West Coast's Tidal Wetlands

Adaptive Restoration of the West Coast's Tidal Wetlands program image

Date

Thursday, January 12, 2006
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Unity in Marin
Novato
Lunch will be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Craig Cornu
Stewardship Program Coordinator
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Tom Gandesbery
Project Manager
State Coastal Conservancy

Dr. Joy Zedler
Professor of Botany
University of Wisconsin

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Tidal Wetlands, Habitat RestorationThe recognition of the value of tidal wetlands has led to an unprecedented national focus on their restoration. Although we have a few decades of tidal wetlands restoration experience, long-term monitoring of the projects was rarely completed, available data was rarely shared, and comparisons across sites were rarely made. Applying the principles of adaptive management can help us consistently achieve success in restoring tidal wetlands. These principles entail designing restoration projects to answer the leading questions challenging the success of tidal wetland restoration, collecting and sharing data on relevant geographical- and time-scales, and adapting future restoration methodologies to respond to past trends. This workshop further developed the rationale and methodological approach for adaptive restoration. Speakers presented examples of adaptive restoration and shared the lessons learned from these experiments. Finally, we facilitated discussion and group exercises to further train stewards to incorporate an adaptive restoration approach into current and future projects. This was a beginning to intermediate level workshop aimed at managers, practitioners, and stewards of tidal wetland restoration projects on the west coast. If you have questions about the information that was presented at this workshop please contact us.

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: Adaptive Restoration of the West Coast's Tidal Wetlands
PDF, 29KB
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program

Contact List: Adaptive Restoration of the West Coast's Tidal Wetlands 2006
PDF, 32KB
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program

1/3/06
Presentation: An Adaptive Approach to Restoration of Dutch Slough
PDF, 811KB
John Cain

Presentation: Estuarine wetland restoration: lessons learned from South Slough, Oregon
PDF, 1.3MB
Craig Cornu

Presentation: Hamilton wetland restoration project: a work-in-progress
PDF, 528KB
Tom Gandesbery

Zedler Presentation Notes
PDF, 23KB
Dr. Joy Zedler

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Physical and functional responses to experimental marsh surface elevation manipulation in Coos Bay's South Slough
PDF, 1.4MB
Cornu, Craig E. and Sadro, Steven
Restoration Ecology 10(3):474-486
September 2002
Residence Time and Seasonal Movements of Juvenile Coho Salmon in the Ecotone and Lower Estuary of Winchester Creek, South Slough, Oregon
PDF, 183KB
Miller, Bruce A. and Sadro, Steve
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:546-559
2003
Salt Marsh Restoration Experience in San Francisco Bay
PDF, 876KB
Philip Williams and Phyllis Faber
Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 27, 203-311
2001

Links

Design Guidelines for Tidal Wetland Restoration in San Francisco Bay
http://www.wrmp.org/design/

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org