Creating Opportunities for Community Involvement to Address Common Urban Stream Management Issues
Session Coordinator: Jessica Hall, California Urban Streams Partnership
This session will focus on addressing community involvement in some of the most pressing issues facing urban streams, highlighting why community engagement in urban areas is crucial to successful long-term restoration and management. Speakers will focus on engaging diverse communities in stream stewardship, including homeless populations, landowners, the urban and rural divide, and under-served urban populations. How can we forge and maintain collaborative relationships to steward our shared resources? How can we learn from our past mistakes in urban stream management to create more inclusive and comprehensive collaborations? We will examine how urban stream management can benefit both human populations and stream ecosystems through holistic flood management, steelhead recovery, trash management and more.