Successfully reported this slideshow.

Progress and Challenges in the Willamette River Floodplain - David Hulse

1,526 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Progress and Challenges in the Willamette River Floodplain - David Hulse

  1. 1. Progress  and  Challenges  in  the  Willame2e  River  Floodplain    Within  Our  Reach  II  Dave  Hulse  University  of  Oregon  
  2. 2. crea9ng  and  sustaining  desired  quali9es  in  places  is  not  an  ecological  problem…    or  an  economic  problem…    or  a  social  problem.    It  is  all  three.  
  3. 3. The  Three  Realms      •  ecology…  •  economy…  •  social  wants  and  needs…  
  4. 4. Progress  and  Challenges      •  influen9al  ideas  from  4  key  efforts  over   the  past  15  years  •  enduring  challenges  •  floodplain  forests  –  tracking  change    
  5. 5. 4  Key  Efforts   Willame WillameIe  Restora9on   Ie Strategy  (2001)   Plannin  River  Basin   g  Atlas  ( 2002)   n   Ie  Basi )  Wi llame e  (1997 orcT ask  F
  6. 6. Willame2e  Basin  Task  Force  (1997)   •  governance   •  funding   •  monitoring  &  data   •  outreach  
  7. 7. Willame2e  RestoraEon  Strategy  (2001)   •  focus   •  ac9ons   •  measures  
  8. 8. Willame2e  River  Basin  Planning  Atlas  (2002)   Conserva9on   2050   Pre-­‐European   Current   SeIlement   Condi9ons   Plan  Trend   1850   1990   2050  •  trajectories  •  priori9za9on  •  river  dynamism   Development   2050  
  9. 9. Willame2e  Special  Investment  Partnership  (2008)   •  common  ecological  priori9es   •  informal  implementa9on   network   •  coordinated  backbone  support  
  10. 10. Willame2e  Special  Investment  Partnership  (2008)   PRIORITIES:     •  Improved  water  quality  (temperature,   nutrients,  and  toxics);     •  Increased  mainstem  complexity  and   river/floodplain  interac9on;     •  Invasive  species  management;  and     •  Expanded  riparian  buffers  and   floodplain  forests.  
  11. 11. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status   Overarching   Concerns  &   Monitoring  &     Governance   Funding     Data   Outreach   Enduring   Management   Challenges  
  12. 12. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status   Overarching   Monitoring  &     Concerns  &   Enduring   Governance   Funding     Data   Outreach   Management   Challenges   Informal  network  -­‐  based  more  on  trust  than  authority     Engage  landowners    (farmers,  NGOs,  tribes,  aggregate  operators,  rural    &  urban  residents)       Improve  public  lands    (federal,  state,  county,  municipal)    
  13. 13. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status   Overarching   Monitoring  &     Concerns  &   Enduring   Governance   Funding     Data   Outreach   Management   Challenges   Sustained     Predictable     Commensurate  with  task  
  14. 14. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status   Overarching   Monitoring  &     Concerns  &   Enduring   Governance   Funding     Data   Outreach   Challenges   Management   Thought  about  systemically     Targeted  by  topic,  space  &  9me     Coordina9ng  framework  
  15. 15. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status   Overarching   Concerns  &   Monitoring  &     Enduring   Governance   Funding     Data  Management   Outreach   Challenges   WOR!!!   …and  many  others  
  16. 16. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status  Overarching  Concerns  &   Monitoring  &     Governance   Funding     Outreach   Enduring  Challenges   Data  Management   RestoraEon  Strategy:  focus                acEons                measures    
  17. 17. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status  Overarching  Concerns  &   Monitoring  &     Governance   Funding     Outreach   Enduring  Challenges   Data  Management   Strategy:  focus  à  W.Q.,  channel  complexity/floodplain        interac9on,  invasives,  floodplain  forests              acEons              measures    
  18. 18. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status  Overarching  Concerns  &   Monitoring  &     Governance   Funding     Outreach   Enduring  Challenges   Data  Management   Strategy:  focus  à  W.Q.,  channel  complexity/floodplain  interac9on,  invasives,          floodplain  forests                                acEons  à  way  too  many  to  list              measures    
  19. 19. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status  Overarching  Concerns  &   Monitoring  &     Governance   Funding     Outreach   Enduring  Challenges   Data  Management   Strategy:  focus  à  W.Q.,  channel  complexity/floodplain  interac9on,  invasives,          floodplain  forests                                  acEons  à  way  too  many  to  list            measures  à  need  framework  for          tracking  changes  in  key                quali9es  at  appropriate  loca9ons  and                intervals  
  20. 20. InfluenEal  Ideas  :  Present  Status  Overarching  Concerns  &   Monitoring  &     Governance   Funding     Outreach   Enduring  Challenges   Data  Management   Strategy:  focus  à  W.Q.,  channel  complexity/floodplain  interac9on,  invasives,          floodplain  forests                                  acEons  à  way  too  many  to  list            measures  à  need  framework  for  tracking  changes  in  key              quali9es  at  appropriate  loca9ons  and  intervals                      example:  floodplain  forests  
  21. 21. Progress  and  Challenges  in  the   Willame2e  River  Floodplain     Gail  Achterman   Jim  Sedell  

×