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Training

Helping to Make Riparian Restoration “Climate Smart” A Workshop for Funders, Regulators, and Public Trust Agency Staff

 

This workshop aimed to broaden knowledge about supporting riparian restoration projects that use the principles of climate-smart restoration. 

Date

Thursday, December 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State University - Capitol Room
Sacramento
Lunch will not be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Mr. Tom Gardali
Director of the Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group
Point Blue Conservation Science

Contact

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

Sponsors

Description

See also: Riparian Restoration, Habitat Restoration

Workshop Goal

 

This workshop aimed to broaden knowledge about designing and implementing restoration projects that will persist and thrive in the face of climate change (climate-smart restoration). 

 

Workshop Description

The workshop consisted of a presentation by Point Blue on a set of principles designed to guide restoration planning to incorporate anticipated climate change. Following, we shared case studies where recent funding mechanisms have facilitated climate considered restoration design, and discuss some of barriers our practitioners face when attempting to fund and implement climate considered restoration projects. Through a facilitated discussion, we discussed together possible solutions.

 

 

Workshop Objectives

 

Objective 1

Increase participants’ knowledge of concepts and principles for guiding riparian restoration design to incorporate anticipated climate change (a.k.a. ‘Climate Smart Riparian Restoration’), such as

  • Addressing questions of climate uncertainty in restoration design
  • How to consider climate change vulnerability in developing restoration designs
  • The importance of building in ecological insurance in restoration design
  • Identifying current barriers practitioners are facing

 

Objective 2

IIncrease participants’ understanding of funding RFP’s have been developed to enable climate-smart restoration.

  • Highlight programs that have worked or are working

 

Objective 3

 

Learn from participants what constraints they face in helping practitioners make riparian restoration more climate-smart, and discuss possible solutions.

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
A How-to Guide and Metadata for the Riparian Restoration Design Database
PDF, 676KB
Point Blue Conservation Science
Climate smart planting design tool
XLSX, 5.5MB
Point Blue Conservation Science
Climate‐smart restoration principles
PDF, 82KB
Tom Gardali
Point Blue Conservation Science
Presentation: Making ecological restoration climate-smart
PDF, 454KB
Thomas Gardali
Point Blue Conservation Science
Presentation: Making ecological restoration climate-smart
PDF, 1.7MB
Tom Gardali
Point Blue Conservation Science

Questions and Answers

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