Numerous management guidelines suggest incorporating climate change effects into planning and design of ecological restoration projects. This provides practitioners with challenges of balancing multiple sometimes conflicting goals in actionable restoration design. Practitioners learn by case studies, the application of ecological science and study. This symposium will provide examples of how general guidelines for climate change adaptation were incorporated into existing projects in the Pacific Northwest. While introducing their local restoration projects, practitioners will highlight which pertinent questions of restoration and adaptation they have addressed and conclude with take-home messages for the practitioner community on how to transfer their experience to related settings.
David L. Peterson, Professor | University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Roger Fuller, Ecosystem Ecologist | Western Washington University, Huxley College of the Environment
Brett Shattuck, Restoration Ecologist, and Phillip North, Conservation Scientist | The Tulalip Tribes
Matt Distler, Staff Ecologist and Restoration Coordinator | Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center
Steven Seefeldt, PhD, Assistant Research Faculty | WSU-Mount Vernon NW Research and Extension Center
Professional Credits Pending: APLD, ASLA, CPH, ecoPRO, NALP/WALP, ASCA, SER CERP, ISA
An extensive network of professional restoration practitioners are actively engaged in restoring habitats in the Pacific Northwest. In the Ecological Restoration Symposium, we will present case studies to explore lessons learned from recent projects, enhance participants’ understanding and knowledge of best practices, and stimulate thinking about alternative approaches to tackle thorny problems. Come to ask questions, to hear your colleagues’ stories of their successes and challenges, and to learn about cutting-edge approaches being used to improve restoration project success. This symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the Northwest Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and is part of a new collaboration to provide continuing education for restoration ecology practitioners.
Kern Ewing, Professor | University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences