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Restoring the West: Down by the River: Managing for Resilient Riparian Corridors

October 21-22, 2014, Utah State University, Logan, Utah |

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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

Alexander Fremier
A Riparian Conservation Network to Develop Ecological Resilience

Alexander Fremier, Assistant Professor, School of the Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

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

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