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Developing a Riparian Bird Index to Communicate Restoration Success in Marin County, California

Developing a Riparian Bird Index to Communicate Restoration Success in Marin County, California Restoration Notes Restoration Notes have been a distinguishing feature of for more than 25 years. This section is geared toward introducing innovative research, tools, technologies, programs, and ideas, as well as providing short-term research results and updates on ongoing efforts. Please direct submissions and inquiries to the editorial staff (ERjournal@ aesop.rutgers.edu). Nathaniel E. Seavy (PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Drive #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, nseavy@prbo .org) and Thomas Gardali (PRBO Conservation Science, tgardali@prbo.org) espite being widely recognized as an important component of successful restoration, ecological monitoring to evaluate project success is often not conducted (Bernhardt et al. 2005). Even when projects are monitored, data may not be used to its greatest capacity, usually because monitoring has been conducted without specific measures of success (Ruiz-Jaen and Aide 2005). As a result, the ability to provide stakeholders with relevant and timely information about restoration progress is limited. There is a need to develop monitoring frameworks that clearly define restoration success and provide pathways to improve restoration performance and ultimately to enhance ecosystem performance from investments in restoration. To address these challenges in the context of riparian restoration in coastal California, we used historical monitoring data from reference and restoration sites http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Developing a Riparian Bird Index to Communicate Restoration Success in Marin County, California

Ecological Restoration , Volume 30 (3) – Aug 2, 2012

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Restoration Notes Restoration Notes have been a distinguishing feature of for more than 25 years. This section is geared toward introducing innovative research, tools, technologies, programs, and ideas, as well as providing short-term research results and updates on ongoing efforts. Please direct submissions and inquiries to the editorial staff (ERjournal@ aesop.rutgers.edu). Nathaniel E. Seavy (PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Drive #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, nseavy@prbo .org) and Thomas Gardali (PRBO Conservation Science, tgardali@prbo.org) espite being widely recognized as an important component of successful restoration, ecological monitoring to evaluate project success is often not conducted (Bernhardt et al. 2005). Even when projects are monitored, data may not be used to its greatest capacity, usually because monitoring has been conducted without specific measures of success (Ruiz-Jaen and Aide 2005). As a result, the ability to provide stakeholders with relevant and timely information about restoration progress is limited. There is a need to develop monitoring frameworks that clearly define restoration success and provide pathways to improve restoration performance and ultimately to enhance ecosystem performance from investments in restoration. To address these challenges in the context of riparian restoration in coastal California, we used historical monitoring data from reference and restoration sites

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Aug 2, 2012

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