MSRA Webinar Series - Expanding Monitoring and Performance to Dynamic Stream Systems feat. Samuel Leberg
MSRA is excited to continue our series of webinars featuring leading industry researchers and partners, as we strive to offer opportunities for discussion and promote advancement of the stream restoration science. Visit our website and social media channels for upcoming webinars. Continuing Education Credits will be offered for these events. We hope you will join us:
When: Thursday March 16, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Following your registration, and prior to the event, you will receive a webinar link from GoToWebinar which will give you access to the webinar.
Will you be attending?
Register Today! Registration will close at 5pm on Wednesday March 15.
Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members
Samuel Leberg is an ORISE participant with the EPA, in the Freshwater and Marine Regulatory Branch. His Master’s research focused on the community response to tile drainage in restored oxbow wetlands. Currently, his research is focused on performance, monitoring, and management of dynamic stream restorations as compensatory mitigation.
Historically, compensatory stream mitigation has discouraged restoration of dynamic stream systems (i.e. streams that are likely to change in the number and width of channels between monitoring periods) because the majority of performance standards and monitoring requirements were designed with relatively static, single thread channels in mind. However, the restoration of dynamic systems (including Stage 0, beaver related, and valley restorations) have grown in frequency, and can achieve high ecological lift depending on the region or project. Accommodating these restoration methods in compensatory mitigation projects will require new regulatory tools including the rework of performance standards and monitoring requirements. In conjunction with a comprehensive literature review, we have been conducting interviews with regulators, practitioners, and academics within the stream restoration community with the goal of identifying existing and potential best practices for evaluating dynamic stream restorations for compensatory mitigation. Here, we present the findings from the literature review and the ongoing interviews and conclude with initial recommendations for setting performance standards and monitoring the restoration of dynamic stream systems.
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