Welcome to the official event schedule and directory for the 10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium.  Congratulations to Carl Adams of DWQ. He was nominated by peers, and celebrated with peers, as the 2016 Watershed Steward of the Year!

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Wednesday, November 16 • 3:35pm - 4:00pm
Birds Provide Insight for Stewardship of Urban Riparian Areas

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Birds Provide Insight for Stewardship of Urban Riparian Areas
Our riparian areas are important and complex components of Salt Lake County’s urban mosaic, and they provide benefits to both human and animal inhabitants. Multiple streams, creeks, and the Jordan River supply resources, ecosystem services, recreational opportunities, and access to natural spaces for Salt Lake County residents, and these waterbodies also yield critical habitat for our urban bird communities. However, urban riparian areas are heavily impacted by diverse human uses and historic disturbances, which create complex consequences to river and stream health. Since 2011, Tracy Aviary’s citizen science program has developed and implemented a series of participatory bird monitoring projects in urban riparian areas throughout the Salt Lake County Watershed. Our projects include diverse objective, partners, stakeholders, and geographic locations, but they all investigate avian use of urban riparian habitat. Patterns of bird occurrence, distribution, and community composition can serve as important indicators of watershed quality and overall ecosystem health, and data we have collected over the years have increased our understanding of local avian ecology, best management practices, and how to balance competing objectives for our region’s riparian areas.

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Cooper Farr

Director of Conservation, Tracy Aviary
Cooper Farr is the Director of Conservation at Tracy Aviary, where she coordinates Tracy Aviary’s many avian conservation initiatives, allocates grants through Tracy Aviary’s Conservation Fund program, and implements a number of community science projects throughout the state... Read More →

Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:35pm - 4:00pm MST
Room 104/105 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City UT 84119