Restoring The West Conference 2014

    Restoring The West Conference 2014

    westconference 2014

    Click HERE for the conference program booklet.


    The Colorado River: Supply and Demand, David Merritt, Riparian Plant Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, Colorado



    Lindsay Reynolds

    Climate Change and Riparian Forest Communities: Implications for Small Streams in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Lindsay Reynolds, Research Scientist, Colorado State University and the US Geological Survey, Fort Collins, Colorado


    Carol Evans

    Managing Livestock Grazing for Riparian Recovery in Northeastern Nevada, Carol Evans, Fishery Biologist, Elko District Office, Bureau of Land Management, Elko, Nevada



    Grazing to Promote Riparian Health on a Private Ranch in Nevada, Agee Smith, Co-Owner, Cottonwood Ranch, Wells, Nevada

    Mary O'Brien

    Building Riparian Resilience through Collaboration, Mary O'Brien, Utah Forests Program Director, Grand Canyon Trust, Moab, Utah





    Mark Peterson

    Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Riparian Areas, Mark Petersen, Director of Water Quality Programs, Utah Farm Bureau, Salt Lake City, Utah


    John Stella

    Riparian Forest Dynamics and Management Challenges on Mediterranean-Climate Rivers, John Stella, Associate Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York




    Pam Harrington

    Identifying, Restoring and Protecting Critical Coldwater Refugia in the high desert Owyhee Subbasin in southwestern Idaho, Pam Harrington, Restoration Coordinator, Trout Unlimited, Boise, Idaho




    Alexander Fremier

    A Riparian Conservation Network to Develop Ecological Resilience, Alexander Fremier, Assistant Professor, School of the Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington




    Nick Bouwes

    Partnering with Beaver to Improve Fish Habitat: An Example of Cheap and Cheerful Restoration to Provide a Population Benefit to an Endangered Species, Nick Bouwes, Ecologist/Owner, Eco Logical Research, Inc., Providence, Utah





    Robert Beschta

    Restoring Riparian Ecosystems with Large Predators: the Yellowstone Experience, Robert Beschta, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon


    Daniel Sarr

    Riverscapes and Mindscapes: Using Inventory, Monitoring, and Biogeography to Explore Riparian Management Domains in the West, Daniel Sarr, Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator, Klamath Network, National Park Service, Ashland, Oregon





    Christy Meredith

    Understanding Challenges in Managing Riparian Systems at a Landscape Scale, Christy Meredith, PACFISH/INFISH Biological Opinion Effectiveness Monitoring Program (PIBO), USDA Forest Service, Logan, Utah



    Mark Dixon

    Effects of the 2011 Flood on Missouri River Cottonwood Forests: Implications for Restoration, Mark Dixon, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota




    Nate Hough-Snee

    Riparian vegetation guilds: applications to small streams of the interior Pacific Northwest, Nate Hough-Snee, PhD Student, Dept. of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University



    Malia Volke

    The Emergence of Reservoir Deltas in the Regulated Missouri River: Opportunities for Cottonwood Forest Restoration, Malia Volke, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University


    Gregory S. Bevenger

    A Prioritized Procedure for Determining Stream and Riparian Area Existing and Desired Conditions on Public and Private Lands Subject to Ungulate Use, Gregory S. Bevenger, Hydrologist, WyoHydro Professional Hydrology Services, Meeteetse, Wyoming


    Sarah Null

    Regulated Rivers: Hydropower Relicensing, Climate Change, and Stream Habitats in the American West, Sarah Null, Assistant Professor, Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, Utah



    William Wallace

    Modeling the Capacity of Riverscapes to Support Dam-Building Beaver: Utah Statewide Implementation, William Wallace (Wally) McFarlane, Research Associate, Dept. of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University




    Casey Burns

    Impacts of Riparian Invasive Plant Species to Native Fauna, Casey Burns, State Biologist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Salt Lake City, Utah




    Michael Scott

    Monitoring Channel and Vegetation along the Free-Flowing Yampa River, Michael Scott, Research Ecologist, Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, Colorado






    Heida Diefenderfer

    Evidence-Based Evaluation of Hydrologic Reconnection of Floodplain Wetlands: Lower Columbia River and Estuary, Heida Diefenderfer, Senior Research Scientist, Marine Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sequim, Washington