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2017 Riparian Summit: Confluence to Influence

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This 3-day Summit hosted provides an opportunity to share knowledge from multiple communities on the science, community values, and strategies for managing, protecting, and restoring California’s riparian corridors. It will feature plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, an art and science component, and opportunities for field activities.
When Oct 17, 2017 09:00 AM to
Oct 19, 2017 05:00 PM
Where UC Davis Conference Center
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riparian summit imageDespite well recognized contributions of riparian ecosystems to the natural capital of California’s ecosystems, much of the original riparian habitat of California has been heavily modified or lost. With that loss has come a loss of the ecological and hydrological integrity, resilience, and productivity of riparian systems, and reduction in water supplies, and the quality of life in riparian dependent communities.

With the state preparing to make major investments in green infrastructure, riparian restoration and its natural infrastructure should be a major focus for effective public investment. The goals of the Summit are to share emerging understanding of riparian processes, to identify priorities and opportunities for investment, and to highlight contributions of riparian corridors to natural capital, the arts, and to human well-being throughout California.

Registration will open soon.  A full agenda and registration information can be found at 


The organizing committee is currently seeking proposals for individual presentations and postersIn particular, the organizing committee seeks work that contributes to one or more of the following themes:

  • Shared science, community values, methods, and techniques for advancing the care and management, protection, and restoration of riparian areas
  • Describing and evaluating the latest research, lessons learned, best practices from California and beyond
  • Understanding and communicating the multiple benefits of riparian conservation, highlighting the interplay among habitats, ecosystem services, human communities, and the persistence of our natural heritage encompassed by riparian lands
  • Influencing policymakers to recognize the importance of riparian conservation and integrate the value of riparian areas into decision-making
  • Describing and sharing how the arts can be used to enhance our appreciation of riparian settings


Go to: for guidance on the major themes and topics of interest. To guarantee review, applications should be submitted by August 31, 2017 to

We also have some limited opportunities for hosting exhibits, field trips, or workshops. Please direct any proposals or inquiries to as soon as possible.


Anticipated audience:

If you have a suggestion for specific organizations or communities you believe would enliven the
proceedings and engage a broader audience, please let us know and we will try to work them
into the program: It is our hope that the following people will be attending:
● Scientists/Researchers
● Restoration Practitioners, Land Managers
● Policymakers
● Local, State, and federal government agency staff
● Private landowners and the public interested in riparian landscapes and riparian management



The 2017 Riparian Summit is hosted by the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis and the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment in cooperation with the California Department of Water Resources and the California Riparian Habitat Joint Venture.

Addition support comes from Point Blue Conservation Science, United States Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Conservation, Environmental Defense, Wildlife Conservation Board, and Stillwater Sciences.

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Event Details

When Oct 17, 2017 09:00 AM to
Oct 19, 2017 05:00 PM
Where UC Davis Conference Center
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One Shields Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA

(530) 752-3915