Measuring success of River Restoration Projects: The Case of the Weber River, UT

Restoration efforts are underway worldwide to restore, improve, and preserve rivers’ ecological conditions. Restoration aims to minimize and limit human-caused environmental damage and bring rivers back to a functioning ecosystem habitat for threatened species. Federal, state, and local governmental agencies who participate in these projects are increasingly challenged to justify their approaches and expenditures. At … Continue reading Measuring success of River Restoration Projects: The Case of the Weber River, UT

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Yes for Cache Water District, Water Conservation, and more Holistic Management

Much discussion about creating a Cache Water District (Proposition 11) has focused on long-running, familiar, and—in my opinion—distracting debates to build new reservoirs or create new government. Instead, we should ask: when will we start managing water in Cache County to meet challenges posed by population growth, urbanization, and uncertain climate? Also, how can we … Continue reading Yes for Cache Water District, Water Conservation, and more Holistic Management

A new tool for wetland management

Thanks to the publicity efforts of Matt Jensen in the USU College of Engineering, our recently published paper that describes a new systems modeling tool to manage water and invasive vegetation in wetlands has been getting media attention. To date, there are articles in 8 online and radio outlets: Phys.org Cage and Aviary Bird Magazine … Continue reading A new tool for wetland management