Salmonid Restoration Federation
April 19 - 22, 2022
Santa Cruz, California

Mountain Meadows: Restoring Functions in Headwater Catchments under Changing Climate and Wildfire Regimes

22 April 2022
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Session Coordinators: Jay Stallman, Stillwater Sciences and Gabrielle Bohlman, US Forest Service

The importance of mountain meadows for hydrologic function, ecological diversity, and climate resilience has become increasingly recognized over the past few decades, especially within the context of recent catastrophic wildfires and severe drought throughout California.  This session will focus on restoration and management of mountain meadow systems with emphasis on current tools and approaches, linkages between hydrogeomorphic processes and aquatic habitat responses, and the role of mountain meadows in landscape-scale fire resilience and post-fire recovery.

Restoring Ecological Function to California’s Montane Meadows, Karen Pope, PhD, US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station
Effects of Twenty Years of Climate Warming and Livestock Grazing on High Elevation Meadows in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Devyn Orr, PhD, USDA ARS 
LTPBR in Sierra Nevada Meadow Systems: A Case Study from the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sabra Purdy, Trout Unlimited and Anabranch Solutions
The Hundred-Year Summer—PBR, Fire, Flood, and the Return of Beavers to Tasmam Koyom, Kevin Swift, Swift Water Design
A Decade of Data and Lessons Learned from Restoring a Sierra Meadow Complex, David Shaw, PG, Balance Hydrologics
Restoring Headwaters along Davy Brown Creek in the Los Padres National Forest, Mauricio Gomez, South Coast Habitat Restoration, and Kristie Klose, PhD, Los Padres National Forest