Using an Understanding of Stream and Riparian Geomorphic Sensitivity and Ecological Resilience to Guide Management

Description

Join the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station for the two-part Science for Managers webinar series cohosted by:

  • Dr. Jerry Miller, Blanton J. Whitmire Professor of Environmental Science at Western Carolina University
  • Dr. Mark Lord, Professor of Geology at Western Carolina University
  • Dr. Jeanne Chambers, emeritus senior scientist with USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Part 1. Watershed processes and traits
Tuesday, April 25th | 10am MDT
This webinar provides a framework for assessing and characterizing the geomorphic sensitivity and ecological resilience of upland watersheds based on their predominant processes and the controls on these processes.  The presenters illustrate how understanding the sensitivity, resilience ,and process interactions can be used to assess the nature, magnitude, and potential responses of watersheds and stream reaches to disturbances and to determine their potential for restoration.

Part 2. Meadow hydrology and traits
Thursday, April 27th | 10am MDT
This webinar provides a framework for understanding and characterizing the ecological value and hydrologic support for meadows and for identifying key threats.  The presenters illustrate how understanding the present-day status and sensitivity of the meadows can be used to prioritize areas for management and guide management strategies based on the potential for restoration.

View a related StoryMap: Sensitivity and Resilience of Great Basin Streams and Riparian Ecosystems

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Date(s)

Apr 25, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Apr 27, 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
MDT

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Webinars, Seminars and Presentations