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?