Welcome to our workingroup
As a result of mounting pressure on both natural and managed landscapes, restoration is becoming a more critical component of preparing for, limiting and even reversing the loss of key functional groups across natural areas as well dealing with production loss in agricultural systems. We organized a new restoration working group in order to address stakeholder needs.
What we are about
This workgroup will facilitate collaboration on ecological restoration research and outreach by cultivating knowledge transfer among individuals from different disciplines in order to address long-standing issues associated with vegetation management on natural and working landscapes. Land owners, managers, agencies, growers, and the public are interested in the development of novel vegetation management strategies that are logistically and monetarily feasible, do not take land out of production, and promote sustainable and healthy communities.
What we want to accomplish
This working group will link stakeholders with the UC system through the development of practical restoration tools that facilitate the achievement of multiple management goals while mitigating the adverse impacts of disturbances associated with urbanization, development, energy generation and distribution, resource extraction and other diverse land uses of California.
In the last two decades, restoration has grown to become a dominant land-use paradigm in California among agricultural landowners, agencies, and federal and state land managers. Join this new workgroup in order to help address interdisciplinary needs.
Want to join?
Restoration ecology is an intrinsically interdisciplinary field. Therefore, in order to address stakeholder needs in a comprehensive manner, the development of relevant research and outreach activities requires contributions from individuals representing a variety of fields, including weed ecology, agricultural ecology, natural resources management, community engagement, rangeland management, and plant ecology. These disparate fields rarely overlap at academic conferences or networking meetings, highlighting the need for organized, formal opportunities for cross discipline discussion.