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Monday, June 3 • 10:00am - 10:25am
Healing Rivers and Prairies: Active Restoration Efforts After Floods LIMITED

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In 2015, the Blanco River experienced two back to back historical flood events that dramatically affected the landscape and people in this region. This presentation includes discussion regarding riparian function, historical site conditions, and active methods for preserving or enhancing private landscapes, with a case study demonstrating how the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department would advocate for private property owners to deal with storm water and riparian restoration on their properties. We also provide a complete design drawing set with commonly found conditions along the Blanco River such as upland, residential, canopy, riparian buffers, and river access points.  The design guidelines are intended to give landowners options for dealing with rainwater runoff, plantings for areas adjacent to the Blanco (and rivers in general), and design suggestions so that landowners may successfully blend “natural” and “formal” areas. Every landowner won’t necessarily be able to implement all of the strategies, but they can look at each component (upland, residential, canopy, riparian buffer, river access) and choose those that make the most sense given their property type. Viewing each property as part of a larger riparian system strengthens the impact of each the suggested strategies, and more importantly, contributes to the overall health of Texas' rivers. 

Speakers
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John Hart Asher

LBJ Wildflower Center (Austin, TX)


Monday June 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:25am
Room 1313

Attendees (39)