How to prioritize restoration actions and develop effectiveness monitoring programs
Join us May 3rd and 4th, 2016 at Oregon State University!
Organized by Brianna Beene, Guillermo Giannico, Phil Roni and Jon Souder || OSU Extension Service & Sea Grant Extension
The first day of the workshop (5/3) will be held in the
Johnson Lounge of the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
The second day (5/4) will take place in Richardson 107.
Join us for a combination of both lecture and small work group sessions that will examine methods of both prioritizing and monitoring restoration projects at regional, watershed and reach scale.
This workshop is designed for:
- Restoration practitioners;
- Inter-disciplinary team members working on watershed assessments and action plans;
- Recovery teams; and
- Funders who want to keep abreast of current best practices.
During the first day, trainees will be introduced to a transparent and flexible decision making tool that was developed in Coos Bay, Oregon under the coordination of Drs. Guillermo Giannico and Jon Souder (OSU) with support from Sea Grant. Some of the main collaborators in the development of this tool included Drs. Phil Roni, Tim Beechie and George Pess (NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, USA), and Dr. Gordie Reeves (U.S. Forest Service). The “Coos Bay Prioritization Approach” (as it is commonly referred to) involves ample public consultation at various stages and has been adopted during the past eight years by several watershed councils in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
On the second day of this workshop, Dr. Phil Roni, will cover the key steps needed to evaluate the effectiveness of single and multiple restoration projects at various scales both spatial (reach, watershed, province) and temporal. Trainees will also learn successful effectiveness monitoring strategies, efficient and effective protocols, how to select parameters and estimate adequate sample sizes (i.e., number of years and/or sites) to detect relevant restoration responses or “signals”. Hands on exercises will include monitoring plan development, sample size estimation, and how to summarize and analyze effectiveness monitoring data.
Registration fee for this two-day workshop is $450. You can choose to attend just one day of the workshop for $290.
All scholarships have been awarded and the application is no longer available.
The possibility of partial financial assistance in the form of scholarships applicable towards registration fees is available for members of watershed councils, soil and water conservation districts and tribes. The number of scholarships will be very limited, however, and they will be assigned on a competitive basis. Individuals requesting financial assistance are required to submit an application describing their job responsibilities and their involvement in stream restoration projects.
We would like to thank The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
for the financial support that makes scholarships possible!