EPA REGION 9 CONFERENCE

  

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the EPA Region 9 Wetland Program Development Grant Virtual Conference. We watched a diverse range of presentations from 2019 Wetland Program Development Grantees who shared information, lessons learned, and findings from nine unique wetland program grant funded projects. Topics included: using technology to expand wetland program capacity; developing riparian management goals; development of a tribal wetland program plan; conservation of key landscapes; wetland mapping, management and partner engagement; coral restoration decision-making; regional monitoring plans; and tools for assessing stream ecosystem function. The conference concluded with an open discussion regarding Wetland Program Grant Applications for 2022-2023.

 

AGENDA

Agenda

 

ABSTRACTS/PRESENTERS
(Click on the title of the presentation to download the abstract and presenters biographical information.)

~Presentaton Recordings Coming Soon~

#1 - Developing Riparian Management Goals through Validation of Assessment Tools 

Presenters:

  • Ross Clark, Central Coast Wetlands Group
  • Kevin O'Connor, Central Coast Wetlands Group

Presentation


#2 - Chicken Ranch Rancheria Wetland Program Plan

Presenter:

  • Bailey Hunter, Chicken Ranch Rancheria

Presentation

 

#3 - Bay Area Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program Plan

Presenters:

  • Xavier Fernandez, San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Kelly Santos, California Sea Grant State Fellow, San Francisco Estuary Partnership

Presentation

 

#4 - Coral Restoration Decision-Making Framework for Hawaii

Presenter:

  • Bert Weeks, National Coral Reef Management Fellow, DLNR-DAR

Presentation  

 

#5 - Nevada Wetland Program Development – Inventory, Mapping and Data Management Tools, and Partner Engagements 

Presenters:

  • Kristin Szabo, Administrator, Nevada Division of Natural Heritage 
  • Ken McGwire, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Desert Research Institute
  • Jeff Jenness, GIS Analyst, Museum of Northern Arizona, Springs Stewardship Institute

 Presentation

 

#6 - Wetland Management and Restoration for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Presenter:

  • Robyn Mercer, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe  

Presentation

 

#7 - Development of next generation molecular tools for assessing stream ecosystem function

Presenter:

  • Susanna Theroux, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)

Presentation

 

#8 - Assessment and Planning Support for Conservation of Key Remaining Vernal Pool Landscapes in California’s Great Valley and Modoc Plateau Regions

Presenters:

  • Jean Okuye, East Merced Resource Conservation District
  • John Vollmar, Vollmar Natural Lands Consulting, Inc.

Presentation 

 

#9 - Building Capacity of the California Wetland Program to Protect/Restore Vernal Pools

Presenters:

  • Sarah Lowe, San Francisco Estuary Institute
  • Sarah Pearce, San Francisco Estuary Institute 

Presentation  

 

Resources

Springs Ecosystem Classification