Carson and Walker Watershed Focused Meeting

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08/12/2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Carson and Walker Watershed Focused Meeting

Turtle Rock Park Community Center
Address: 17300 State Route 89, Markleeville, CA 96120

American Rivers and The Truckee River Watershed Council are generously co-hosting two meetings being convened by The Nature Conservancy, the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, the Institute for Bird Populations, Point Blue Conservation Science and the US Forest Service (Region 5). The project team would like to share information and solicit feedback on their project that focuses on beaver restoration and management, especially as it relates to the recovery of Willow flycatcher (WIFL) and other focal species, in the Desert Terminal Lakes (DTL) geography. The target audience is land managers, agency staff, conservation groups, tribal members, other relevant stakeholders and the interested public.

The topics covered in this meeting will include beaver restoration, its relevance to riparian/meadow restoration and focal species recovery and how the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT) model could aid in restoration prioritization processes. The BRAT model, developed by Utah State University, predicts where and what kinds of beaver restoration would be most effective based on reliable water source, stream bank vegetation, flow and typical flood data. As part of this effort they have used the (BRAT) model to map suitable beaver habitat in the Carson, Walker, Tahoe and Truckee watersheds.

(CARSON/WALKER RSVP HERE)

 

Project partners will be conducting a limited number of site visits the week of these meetings to give input on what beaver restoration techniques could be utilized to restore degraded systems and improve habitat for WIFL and other focal species. If you manage a site that currently or recently has had beaver, WIFL and other focal species on it and would like to discuss arranging for a field visit, please reach out to Kate at the email address below.

 

Please contact Kate Lundquist at kate@oaec.org with questions or to propose a site for a field visit.

 

Acknowledgement of Support: Funding for this project was provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Desert Terminal Lakes fund and Science Catalyst and program funding from The Nature Conservancy, California.

 

Disclaimer: The views and conclusions contained in these presentations are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of American Rivers, the Truckee River Watershed Council, the U.S. Government or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its funding sources.  Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government, or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation or its funding sources.

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