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March 14th, 2023 9:00am to 3:00pm PST
DFO and PSF are pleased to provide an opportunity to share knowledge on practices and standards for restoration effectiveness monitoring from a diverse panel of researchers, scientists and field professionals working in the Pacific Region and beyond.
(click on each title below to view the video and a brief description of the presentation)
Mike Bradford: Thinking about habitat monitoring
Success of a habitat monitoring program depends on clear thinking about why we want to monitor. Identification of realistic restoration goals is essential in developing an effective monitoring program.
Doug Braun: Overview of the North Thompson Salmon Ecosystem Research Program
Doug Braun, DFO: Overview of the North Thompson Salmon Ecosystem Research Program (Watch on YouTube)
A discussion how watershed scale monitoring and research can inform restoration activities.
Mike Pearson: Using Indicators, Thresholds, Automated Calculators and Report Cards
Mike Pearson, Pearson Ecological: Using Indicators, Thresholds, Automated Calculators and Report Cards to create Regional and Habitat-specific Monitoring with a Standardized Foundation (Watch on YouTube)
GIS-based analysis to identify potential reaches for reconnecting anthropogenically-incised streams to some (Stage 8) or all (Stage 0) of their pre-disturbance floodplains.
Morning Session Panel Q&A
Kasey Moran: Opportunities to advance diverse objectives through riparian restoration monitoring
Monitoring objectives and protocols associated with two restoration methods for riparian Cottonwood communities in the Okanagan
Karilyn Alex: A History of Restoration Monitoring on the Okanagan River Restoration
Tom Williams: Characterization of thermal refuge habitats and habitat use by stream-dwelling juvenile Pacific salmon and steelhead – Nicola River, BC.
Tom Williams, NVIT: Characterization of thermal refuge habitats and habitat use by stream-dwelling juvenile Pacific salmon and steelhead – Nicola River, BC. (Watch on YouTube)
An overview of how mapping, characterizing and studying migration patterns of thermal refuge habitats can provide insight into restoration and monitoring strategies.
Afternoon Session Panel Q&A & Closing Remarks