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2011 Desert Restoration Workshop
Jul 13 - Jul 14, 2011 at Hampton Inn, Lenwood (Barstow), CA

Wednesday, July 13
 9:30 am Registration 10:00 am Welcome/Introductions (Ilima Hawkins, NRCS)
10:15 am Meeting Charge (Russell Scofield, DMG)
10:30 am Desert Restoration: Status of Knowledge and Future Directions (Scott Abella, UNLV)
11:00 am Evaluating Roadside Restoration Techniques and Success: Case Studies from Joshua Tree National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Cayenne Engel and Lindsay Chiquoine)
11:30 am Insights Gained About Vegetation Recovery in Large Disturbances Following Multiple Years of Post-Fire Treatment Monitoring (Lesley Defalco, USGS)
12:00 pm Lunch
 1:15 pm Restoration Planning in a Changing Climate, Panel Discussion (Cam Barrows, UCR; Scott Abella, UNLV)
 2:15 pm Native Plant Materials Panel Discussion (Peggy Olwell, BLM; Troy Wood, USGS; Fred Edwards, BLM; Josh Hoines, NPS)
 3:20 pm Brassica tournefortii Control (Curt Deuser, NPS)
 3:50 pm Synthesis of the Day (Josh Hoines, NPS)
 4:00 pm Adjourn

Thursday, July 14
 7:00 am (Optional) Soils Workshop and Field Trip (Peter Fahnestock and Carrie-Ann Houdeshell, NRCS)
10:00 am Workshop - What Techniques Work in the Mojave/Colorado Deserts; What Techniques Don't (Josh Hoines, NPS)
11:00 am Workshop - Which Internal and Commercial Restoration Resources are Available for the Mojave/Colorado Deserts (Chris McDonald, UC Extension) 12:00 pm Lunch
 1:15 pm Data Sharing Across Agency Boundaries (Doug Zeliff, Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program)
 1:30 pm Collaborative Restoration Planning (Shea O'Keefe, NRCS)
 2:00 pm Opportunities for Collaboration (Russell Scofield, DMG)
 3:00 pm Next Steps
 3:30 pm Adjourn

For more information, contact Russell Scofield at or Ilima Hawkins at

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