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Improving Restorations: Planning for success in stream restoration

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Add to Calendar 2021-04-01 12:00:00 2021-04-01 13:00:00 Improving Restorations: Planning for success in stream restoration Wondering how to get the most out of your next ecological restoration project? Extension and the Legacy Fund Restoration Evaluation Program are teaming up to offer a series of free professional development webinars focused on improving restorations in Minnesota. Visit the course page to see all of the webinars being offered in the series. Improving Restorations webinar series Planning for success in stream restoration Stream restorations can be complex and costly. Having a consistent planning process can help project managers make informed decisions and achieve desired outcomes. Presenters Amanda Hillman has a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Resources and has been the Restoration Coordinator for the Minnesota DNR’s River Ecology Unit for the last 9 years. She is primarily involved in ranking, funding and coordinating stream restoration projects across the state of Minnesota.  Molly Tranel Nelson is the regional natural resource specialist for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails division. She manages natural resources on Parks and Trails lands in the southwest region of the state through prescribed burning, invasive species management, and native community restoration. She also protects the natural and cultural resources on Parks and Trails lands through environmental review, sustainable development, and project mitigation. Molly finds the job of balancing development of recreational opportunities for visitors with the protection of high quality natural habitats and features challenging but rewarding. In the fall you can find Molly out on remnant prairies, collecting seed for her next restoration project.  Dr. Karen Gran is a fluvial geomorphologist in the Earth & Environmental Sciences department at the University of Minnesota Duluth whose research focuses on understanding how rivers respond to changes, from land use changes to long-term post-glacial adjustments to rivers in the region. She has extensive experience studying river erosion and landscape adjustment, and will be talking about efforts to bring in a wide array of stakeholders during the research process to help develop a consensus approach to reducing sediment loading in a large watershed.  America/Chicago public

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Location

Webinar series

Contact

Julia Bohnen, CFANS researcher
bohne001@umn.edu or 612-624-0779

Wondering how to get the most out of your next ecological restoration project? Extension and the Legacy Fund Restoration Evaluation Program are teaming up to offer a series of free professional development webinars focused on improving restorations in Minnesota.

Visit the course page to see all of the webinars being offered in the series.

Improving Restorations webinar series

Planning for success in stream restoration

Stream restorations can be complex and costly. Having a consistent planning process can help project managers make informed decisions and achieve desired outcomes.

Presenters

Amanda Hillman has a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Resources and has been the Restoration Coordinator for the Minnesota DNR’s River Ecology Unit for the last 9 years. She is primarily involved in ranking, funding and coordinating stream restoration projects across the state of Minnesota. 

Molly Tranel Nelson is the regional natural resource specialist for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails division. She manages natural resources on Parks and Trails lands in the southwest region of the state through prescribed burning, invasive species management, and native community restoration. She also protects the natural and cultural resources on Parks and Trails lands through environmental review, sustainable development, and project mitigation. Molly finds the job of balancing development of recreational opportunities for visitors with the protection of high quality natural habitats and features challenging but rewarding. In the fall you can find Molly out on remnant prairies, collecting seed for her next restoration project. 

Dr. Karen Gran is a fluvial geomorphologist in the Earth & Environmental Sciences department at the University of Minnesota Duluth whose research focuses on understanding how rivers respond to changes, from land use changes to long-term post-glacial adjustments to rivers in the region. She has extensive experience studying river erosion and landscape adjustment, and will be talking about efforts to bring in a wide array of stakeholders during the research process to help develop a consensus approach to reducing sediment loading in a large watershed. 

Audience

Ecological restoration practitioners and project managers

Cost

Free

Registration

You will only need to register once for the Improving Restorations series, and you are welcome to attend any and all of the webinars in the series.

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