WATER Institute helps launch new California Process-Based Restoration Network

WATER Institute Co-Directors Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman are excited to announce the initiation of the California Process-based Restoration (Cal PBR) Network and invite you to participate and spread the word. The goals of the Cal PBR Network are to promote process-based (aka, beaver-based, ecological, low-tech, nature-based) restoration approaches to increase the capacity of degraded river and stream ecosystems to retain water, support biodiversity, create fire resiliency, and adapt to climate change. The reason we are starting this open-source network is to encourage information sharing, increase participation and training opportunities, and to provide a collaborative voice in support of PBR approaches in California.

Get involved!  We encourage anyone interested in stream, river, and meadow restoration to check out our first newsletter and website (calpbr.org) and sign up to be included in future emails about meetings, trainings and project opportunities. We will be holding the very first Bi-monthly CA PBR Network Meeting on May 9th from 2 – 3:30pm PST and invite you to join!  Sign up on the Cal PBR website here.

We look forward to expanding and growing the Network with your participation.


The Cal PBR Coordinating Team

Karen Pope, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station

Carrie Monohan, The Sierra Fund

Garrett Costello, Symbiotic Restoration

Laura McLean, CDFW

Kate Lundquist, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center WATER Institute

Kevin Swift, Swift Water Design

Betsy Stapleton, Scott River Watershed Council

Eli Asarian, Riverbend Sciences

Sheli Wingo, USFWS Partners Program

Matt Kondolf, UC Berkeley

Emily Fairfax, California State University Channel Islands

Jeff Sanchez, CDFW

Jake Shannon, North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

Will Arcand, CDFW

Damion Ciotti, USFWS

Sabra Purdy, Anabranch Solutions & Trout Unlimited

Cooper Leinheart, SLO Beaver Brigade

Terri Rust, Plumas Corporation

Charnna Gillmore, Scott River Watershed Council

Brock Dolman, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center WATER Institute

Jonathan Warmerdam, North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

Matt Berry, USFS Pacific SW Research Station & Sierra Streams Institute

Nick Hatalski, SLO Beaver Brigade

Adam Cummings, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station


What is Process-Based Restoration?

Watch Brock Dolman’s presentation on PBR

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