Dr. Bruce Orr, Senior Ecologist, and Glen Leverich, Senior Geomorphologist, presented at the Cross Watershed Network Riparian Restoration Workshop in Cottonwood, Arizona on September 10-12. Workshop topics focused on peer-to-peer information exchange and training in the areas of geomorphology, wildlife habitat restoration, and long-term maintenance strategies. Instruction took place in the classroom and in the field along the beautiful Verde River.
Dr. Orr and Mr. Leverich provided an overview of our approach to riparian restoration planning at the river corridor scale in the southwest using our work on the Virgin River as a case study. The Cross Watershed Network invited us to present due to members’ strong interest in learning more about the importance of linking fluvial geomorphology with ecology for restoration planning in the dynamic river-riparian systems of the Arid West and Southwest.