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Webinar Series on the Ecology and Active Management of Riparian Vegetation in Forested Landscapes

Recent regulatory proposals and research suggest that active management of riparian ecosystems can yield benefits to water quality and associated aquatic habitats. This webinar series will explore the ecological and other functions of riparian ecosystems, setting the stage for understanding how and where active management can achieve desirable benefits. Case studies demonstrating current approaches to active management will be presented.  Field trips in selected regions of California will complement the series by providing opportunities to observe management approaches and results.

Webinar Sponsors

Sponsored by Northern California Society of American Foresters, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, California Department of Fish and Wildlife California Association of Resource Conservation Districts, Forestry and Fire Committee.

Funding provided by the US Forest Service, State and Private Forestry.

Webinar Program

Session 1: May 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Foundation for Active Management of Riparian Vegetation

  • Riparian Ecology and Functions in Forested Landscapes
  • Natural Disturbances Affecting Riparian Vegetation in Forested Landscapes
  • Potential Benefits of Site-Specific Riparian Management

Session 2: May 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Approaches to Selecting Sites for Active Riparian Management

  • Tools for Spatially Explicit Riparian Management
  • Site-Specific Riparian Management Using the Section V Guidance Document

Session 3: May 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Active Riparian Management Case Studies

  • Effects of Active Riparian Management on Microclimate and Water Temperature
  • Managing to Increase Large Woody Debris in Streams: Wood Placement Techniques

Session 4: May 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Active Riparian Management Case Studies

  • Managing to Reduce Wildfire Hazards in Riparian Zones
  • Managing for Plant Species Composition and Improved Nutrient Loading

Session 5: May 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Active Riparian Management Case Studies

  • Active Management to Reduce Sediment Production
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Active Riparian Management

To obtain further details on the series check the University of California Forestry website http://ucanr.edu/riparianwebinar. You may also contact Dr. Richard Harris at rrharris2464@sbcglobal.net or (707) 685-5508.  Instructions for registering for the webinar series will be posted at the website in March 2013. There will be no charge for participation.

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