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Wetlands and Watershed
       Planning
         Mike Gracz
            Ecologist
     Kenai Watershed Forum
        Ph.D. ...
Overview
• General Background
• History
  – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function
• Applications
  – Public Awareness: Avoid...
Watershed Planning
         Strategy

• Wetlands:
   • Important Water Resource
   • Valuable Ecosystem Services
   • Perm...
Alaska Watershed Planning
       Differences

• Wetlands:
   • High Cover
   • Relatively Pristine
   • Peatlands
Overview
• General Background
• History
  – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function
• Applications
  – Public Awareness: Avoid...
Map-Based Watershed-Level
    Management Tool
NWI: Registration errors
NWI: Incomplete
NWI: Not predictive
of wetland function
A New Classification
Predictive of Function
A New Classification
Predictive of Function
   Locally Relevant
A New Classification
Predictive of Function
    Locally Relevant
  Wetland Management Tool
A New Classification
Predictive of Function
     Locally Relevant
  Wetland Management Tool

Watershed-level Assessments
Hydrology + Geomorphology =
              Wetland Function



          H+G∝W

 “First Principles” of wetland function
   ...
Results
Cook Inlet Classification >
          NWI >
      (National Wetland Inventory)

              LLWW
    (Tiner 2003...
Overview
• General Background
• History
  – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function
• Applications
  – Public Awareness: Avoid...
Wetland Management Strategies

         • Avoid

         • Minimize

         • Mitigate
Overview
• General Background
• History
  – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function
• Applications
  – Public Awareness: Avoid...
Coho Salmon Analysis

                      Kenai R.


Kasilof R.



      Anadromous Waters Catalog (AWC)
Coho Salmon Analysis




  New streams connected to AWC
Coho Salmon Analysis




 Connected Open-Water Wetlands
Coho Salmon Analysis

 Slikok
 Creek




      Coal Creek
          All Adjacent Wetlands
Coho Salmon Analysis




                 All Wetlands
Sandhill Crane Nesting
Caribou Summer & Calving
Overview
• General Background
• History
  – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function
• Applications
  – Public Awareness: Avoid...
Homer Wetland
Management Project

  • Mapping
  • Assessment
  • General Permit?
  • Local Ordinance?
Homer Wetland Management Strategies
Homer Wetland Management Strategies
Overview
• General Background
• History
  – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function
• Applications
  – Public Awareness: Avoid...
Alaska is Different

• High wetland cover
• Peatlands
• Functioning in “reference standard condition”
Alaska is Different

• High wetland cover
• Peatlands
• Functioning in “reference standard condition”
• Maintenance rather...
Alaska is Different

• High wetland cover
• Peatlands
• Functioning in “reference standard condition”
• Maintenance rather...
Alaska is Different

• High wetland cover
• Peatlands
• Functioning in “reference standard condition”
• Maintenance rather...
Alaska is Different

• Maintenance rather than restoration
• Assessment not on disturbance gradient
  •Assessment for miti...
Cook Inlet Wetland
                Management Tool
                                     Special Thanks:
                  ...
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
Municipal Wetland Mapping by Mike Gracz
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  1. 1. Wetlands and Watershed Planning Mike Gracz Ecologist Kenai Watershed Forum Ph.D. Candidate University of Minnesota 235-2218 mike@kenaiwatershed.org cookinletwetlands.info
  2. 2. Overview • General Background • History – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function • Applications – Public Awareness: Avoidance of Fill Activity – Habitat Analyses – Wetland Assessment in Homer • Lessons Learned
  3. 3. Watershed Planning Strategy • Wetlands: • Important Water Resource • Valuable Ecosystem Services • Permitting Process
  4. 4. Alaska Watershed Planning Differences • Wetlands: • High Cover • Relatively Pristine • Peatlands
  5. 5. Overview • General Background • History – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function • Applications – Public Awareness: Avoidance of Fill Activity – Habitat Analyses – Homer Wetland Assessment • Lessons Learned
  6. 6. Map-Based Watershed-Level Management Tool
  7. 7. NWI: Registration errors
  8. 8. NWI: Incomplete
  9. 9. NWI: Not predictive of wetland function
  10. 10. A New Classification Predictive of Function
  11. 11. A New Classification Predictive of Function Locally Relevant
  12. 12. A New Classification Predictive of Function Locally Relevant Wetland Management Tool
  13. 13. A New Classification Predictive of Function Locally Relevant Wetland Management Tool Watershed-level Assessments
  14. 14. Hydrology + Geomorphology = Wetland Function H+G∝W “First Principles” of wetland function (Brinson 1993, 1995)
  15. 15. Results Cook Inlet Classification > NWI > (National Wetland Inventory) LLWW (Tiner 2003, 2011 version of HGM)
  16. 16. Overview • General Background • History – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function • Applications – Public Awareness: Avoidance of Fill Activity – Habitat Analyses – Homer Wetland Assessment • Lessons Learned
  17. 17. Wetland Management Strategies • Avoid • Minimize • Mitigate
  18. 18. Overview • General Background • History – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function • Applications – Public Awareness: Avoidance of Fill Activity – Habitat Analyses – Homer Wetland Assessment • Lessons Learned
  19. 19. Coho Salmon Analysis Kenai R. Kasilof R. Anadromous Waters Catalog (AWC)
  20. 20. Coho Salmon Analysis New streams connected to AWC
  21. 21. Coho Salmon Analysis Connected Open-Water Wetlands
  22. 22. Coho Salmon Analysis Slikok Creek Coal Creek All Adjacent Wetlands
  23. 23. Coho Salmon Analysis All Wetlands
  24. 24. Sandhill Crane Nesting
  25. 25. Caribou Summer & Calving
  26. 26. Overview • General Background • History – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function • Applications – Public Awareness: Avoidance of Fill Activity – Habitat Analyses – Homer Wetland Assessment • Lessons Learned
  27. 27. Homer Wetland Management Project • Mapping • Assessment • General Permit? • Local Ordinance?
  28. 28. Homer Wetland Management Strategies
  29. 29. Homer Wetland Management Strategies
  30. 30. Overview • General Background • History – Wetland Mapping to Predict Function • Applications – Public Awareness: Avoidance of Fill Activity – Habitat Analyses – Homer Wetland Assessment • Lessons Learned
  31. 31. Alaska is Different • High wetland cover • Peatlands • Functioning in “reference standard condition”
  32. 32. Alaska is Different • High wetland cover • Peatlands • Functioning in “reference standard condition” • Maintenance rather than restoration of lost function
  33. 33. Alaska is Different • High wetland cover • Peatlands • Functioning in “reference standard condition” • Maintenance rather than restoration of lost function • Assessment not on disturbance gradient
  34. 34. Alaska is Different • High wetland cover • Peatlands • Functioning in “reference standard condition” • Maintenance rather than restoration of lost function • Assessment not on disturbance gradient • Assessment for mitigation = biggest challenge
  35. 35. Alaska is Different • Maintenance rather than restoration • Assessment not on disturbance gradient •Assessment for mitigation = biggest challenge Maybe not so different: • Local control requires commitment • Unexpected outcomes most effective
  36. 36. Cook Inlet Wetland Management Tool Special Thanks: Matt LaCroix Paul Glaser Field Crew: Technical Support: Phil North Karyn Noyes Chris Clough Funding: Robert Ruffner Mike MacMillian Bill Holloway US Environmental Protection Agency Bill Rice Matt LaCroix Dan Regan US Army Corps of Engineers Mary Price Doug Van Patten Laura Shelton Claudette MacDonald Logan Sander Doug Van Patten US Fish and Wildlife Service David Wigglesworth Katy Rice Mike Mungoven Kenai River Center Karyn Noyes Tessa Hovland Stephanie Kobylarz University of Minnesota Jerry Tande Gayle Martin Karyn Noyes Doug Van Patten Mary Moffett John DeLapp Geoff Coble Lisa Rabbe Don Siegel Mike Gracz Valerie Ringold Birgit Hagedorn Richard Reger Susan Klein mike@kenaiwatershed.org Andy Reeve Julie Engebretsen cookinletwetlands.info Frankie Barker Monica McTeague 907-235-2218 Mary Moffett

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