By Derek Buckner, Kern Ewing, Jim Fridley, and Lisa Ciecko
In 2005 the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) was established as a twenty-year restoration plan for 2,500 acres of urban forests. After ten years an analysis was made to determine which areas might move into the Phase 4 of maintenance. A logistic regression showed that the latest monitoring data on invasive cover and understory cover were significantly correlated to Phase 4 status, while five other monitoring categories were not significantly correlated.
By Thomas Peterman, Kern Ewing, Jim Fridley, and Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria
Monitoring nearshore sites that have undergone restoration work after wood waste contamination is critical for assessing restoration objectives. The project had four elements that may be used as a model for future nearshore restoration efforts: assessing intertidal sediment characteristics, evaluating benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages, surveying for forage fish spawning activity, and observing for the potential spread of native eelgrass (Zostera marina) into the restoration site.
By Nicolette Neumann, Kern Ewing, Sarah Reichard and Jim Fridley
Many species of pollinators are experiencing declines due to a variety of environmental pressures, including habitat loss, which has had impacts on agricultural production. Restoring habitat adjacent to farms by planting hedgerows composed of native species that provide ample forage, nutrients, and nesting sites can help boost populations of wild, native pollinators which will in turn enhance crop yield.”
Growth and development is a natural part of urban areas, but it has adverse effects on natural ecosystems, causing fragmentation or complete loss of these areas over time. Before urban restoration projects begin appropriate sites must be identified and ownership details compiled.
Keywords: habitat restoration, ecosystem fragmentation, natural area survey, green spaces, urban development
Urban development and its attendant increase in stormwater has led to water quality degradation and an increase in the cost of infrastructure to handle flows. Detention close to the point of generation addresses these issues.