Research & Monitoring Work Group

Purpose:  To establish a common set of protocols with instructions on field methods and reporting to yield a body of comparable data from all restored and protected meadows in the greater Sierra Nevada. With this large body of comparable data, critical questions that span multiple meadows within a watershed, or across regional and program areas can be addressed.

 

Goals:

  1. Serve as a robust, replicable and cost-efficient monitoring plan to track and understand the extent and effectiveness of meadow restoration and conservation actions by employing protocols pre and post-restoration and/or conservation.

  2. Provide critical information for adaptive management of the Sierra Meadow Strategy.

 

Deliverables:

Completed Sierra Meadows Wetland Riparian Area Monitoring Plan (SM-WRAMP) to include:

  1. Set of protocols and training materials to guide implementing the SM-WRAMP

  2. Develop guidance on adaptive management of the protocols. 

  3. Develop guidance on training and implement training. 

  4. Establish and coordinate long term data management and storage. 

Meadow Restoration Flow Chart