Event Title

The Provo River Restoration Project: Lessons Learned from Seven Years of Ecosystem Restoration

Presenter Information

Tyler Allred

Location

Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu/

Start Date

3-28-2006 8:40 AM

End Date

3-28-2006 9:00 AM

Description

The Provo River Restoration Project (PRRP) is a large ecosystem restoration in northern Utah that is nearing completion. Large-scale construction has been underway for seven years, and many lessons have been learned. The early phases of the project have now seen several years of spring runoff and channel adjustments, and for these areas, recovery is well underway. However, more recent construction phases are just starting their recovery. To date, the project has been successful in many ways, but challenges still exist. This talk will focus on the lessons learned and the challenges that we still face, and it will highlight the adjustments that have been made to the construction and revegetation processes that we employ. It will also present some early biological results from the project. The talk will include discussion of the following basic questions: What techniques have we used for both design and construction? How have these techniques changed over the seven-year construction period? If we were starting construction today, would we do things differently? What criteria are we using to define success? What lessons learned on the PRRP can be passed on to other restoration projects? What things matter the most? Given the large amount of money being spent on restoration projects around the world, it is important that we learn from the work that is being done today. We need to consolidate our understanding of present work in order to plan for the future.

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Mar 28th, 8:40 AM Mar 28th, 9:00 AM

The Provo River Restoration Project: Lessons Learned from Seven Years of Ecosystem Restoration

Eccles Conference Center

The Provo River Restoration Project (PRRP) is a large ecosystem restoration in northern Utah that is nearing completion. Large-scale construction has been underway for seven years, and many lessons have been learned. The early phases of the project have now seen several years of spring runoff and channel adjustments, and for these areas, recovery is well underway. However, more recent construction phases are just starting their recovery. To date, the project has been successful in many ways, but challenges still exist. This talk will focus on the lessons learned and the challenges that we still face, and it will highlight the adjustments that have been made to the construction and revegetation processes that we employ. It will also present some early biological results from the project. The talk will include discussion of the following basic questions: What techniques have we used for both design and construction? How have these techniques changed over the seven-year construction period? If we were starting construction today, would we do things differently? What criteria are we using to define success? What lessons learned on the PRRP can be passed on to other restoration projects? What things matter the most? Given the large amount of money being spent on restoration projects around the world, it is important that we learn from the work that is being done today. We need to consolidate our understanding of present work in order to plan for the future.

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