Salmonid Restoration Federation
31 March - 3 April, 2020
Santa Cruz, California

Hydrologic Management Insights from Instrumented Watersheds

Successful watershed management requires a process-based understanding of the outcomes of management alternatives and treatments. Long-term ecological research sites and shorter-term intensively monitored sites both provide important insights into watershed hydrologic response to management strategies and natural variability. Well-designed experiments are needed to understand emerging management techniques. Data from all these approaches will be critical for formulating management responses to the myriad of ecological stressors faced by California's freshwater fisheries including declining summer baseflows. This session will be an opportunity to share data-driven insights into hydrologic responses to climate, disturbance and vegetation management (e.g., fire and timber harvest), restoration, and management interventions such as enhanced groundwater recharge.