Program (pdf)

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Thursday, Plenary Session

Overview of the Salt River through the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
Kris Randall, President, Arizona Riparian Council and US Fish and Wildlife Service

Upper San Pedro River, Arizona
Holly Richter, The Nature Conservancy

Santa Cruz River: Tucson’s Green Infrastructure
Julia Fonseca, Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation

An Ecological Response Model for the Cache la Poudre River, Colorado
David Merritt, U.S. Forest Service, Fort Collins, Colorado

Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program: Community Based Ecological Monitoring
Dan Shaw, Bosque School and Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Friday, Session 1. Vegetation, Wildlife, Green Spaces: What is Our Vision?

Bird and Herpetofauna Communities along the Salt River in Central Arizona
Heather Bateman, Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management, Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus

The Role of Safe Harbor Agreements in Endangered Species Conservation along the Salt River, Phoenix, Arizona
Mike Martinez, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Past and Present Vegetation along the Urban Salt River
Juliet C. Stromberg, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Riparian Restoration in an Urban Environment: Unique Challenges and Opportunities
Wendy Wonderley, City of Phoenix

Session 2. Environmental Flows: How Do We Restore the Physical Environment?

Tempe Town Lake
Basil Boyd, City of Tempe

Surface Water Requirements
Debra Daniel, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Vegetation in Rivers and Washes Modified for Flood Control
Theresa Pinto, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

Tres Rios Environmental Restoration Project
Robert Upham, City of Phoenix

Instream Flows: What Are They? How Do I Get One?
Steve Westwood, Salt River Project

Session 3. Taking Action, Engaging the Public

Rio Salado and Tres Rios Projects
Joe Dixon, US Army Corps of Engineers (retired)

Environmental Activities of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Thomas Krebs, Water Quality Program, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Wetland and Riparian Restoration on the Salt/Gila Rivers
Roland Wass, WGA, Inc.

Engaging Urban Communities with Local Riparian Areas through the Maricopa County Master Watershed Program
Summer waters, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County

Public Engagement: Why It Matters More than You Think
Cathy Wise, Audubon Arizona