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2015 NRDP Conference

Thanks to all the speakers and attendees for a very successful conference!!!


Wednesday April 15th
Restoration by Stealth: Addressing the “W’s” in Watershed Management (Traci Sylte P.E., Hydrologist and Soil, Water, and Fisheries Program Manager, Lolo National Forest)

Threat of the Lesser Known Invasive Plant Species on Establishing Desired Riparian and Floodplain Vegetation (Amy Sacry Restoration Ecologist, Geum Environmental Consulting)

Floodplain Connectivity in Restoration Design (Karin Boyd, PG)

The Evolution of Channel and Floodplain Restoration Design Approaches Based on Lessons Learned over the Past Few Decades (John Muhlfeld, Hydrologist, River Design Group, Inc.)

Navigating the DNRC Process For Instream Flow: Thoughts on Strategy, Things to Do, Things to Avoid, Some Cautionary Tales (Stan Bradshaw Staff Attorney, Montana Trout Unlimited, Montana Water Project)

Ingredients for Success: Making Instream Flow Work in Western Montana (Andy Fischer, Project Manager for the Clark Fork Coalition)

Thursday April 16th
Habitat Restoration Efforts and Riparian Management on Working Lands – Some Successes and Failures along the Milk River (Kelvin Johnson, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 6 Wildlife Habitat Biologist)

The Significance of Land Acquisition in the Management of Wildlife in Montana (Mike Thompson, FWP, Region 2 Wildlife Manager)

Clark Fork River Cleanup Update and Introduction to the Tour (Brian Bartkowiak, Project Manager, Montana DEQ)

Groundwater Replacement– (Pat Cunneen, NRDP)

Telling the Good Truth (Mike Gurnett retired FWP filmmaker)

Friday April 17th
Opportunities and Challenges in Monitoring Fishery Restoration in the Upper Clark Fork (Pat Saffel, FWP Region 2 Fishery Manager)

Prescient Revegetation: Factors Influencing Riparian Plant Establishment Period (Tom Parker, Principal Ecologist, Geum Environmental Consulting, Inc.)

Knowledge is Power: Developing Monitoring Programs that Increase Understanding of Restoration Outcomes (Cara R. Nelson, Associate Professor of Restoration Ecology and the Director of the Ecological Restoration Program at University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation)

Upper Clark Fork River Bird Monitoring Erick Greene, University of Montana

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