Mapping ecosystem services in Napa @ EcoHackSF

Mapping ecosystem services in Napa @ EcoHackSF

26773f97b860e43e25a379c5634868ea?s=128

EcoHackSF

May 09, 2014
Tweet

Transcript

  1. Quantifying Ecosystem Services of Environmental Restoration Projects Ecohack Project Concept

    ! May 9, 2014 ! ! Shaun Horne Watershed & Flood Control Resource Specialist Napa County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
  2. • Concept • Why • Prototype • Project Elements •

    Datasets • Development Questions • Outcomes Presentation Overview
  3. Concept Develop a web-based tool to quantify ecosystem services of

    environmental restoration projects to demonstrate how these projects can help communities adapt to climate change and increase landscape resilience.
  4. Why-1 -Raise public awareness and support for environmental restoration projects

  5. Why-2 -Quantify ecosystem services of restoration projects individually and on

    a regional scale Ecosystem services: Valuing ecosystems for climate Bruce A. Hungate1, & Haydee M. Hampton1, Journal name:Nature Climate Change Volume:
  6. -Provide ecosystem service valuations for regulatory agencies, non-profits, property owners

    and municipalities to incentivize for further funding and conservation efforts Why-3
  7. Prototype Create user friendly (citizen scientists & professional scientist) web

    based interface to map and quantify the ecosystem services of restoration projects
  8. Project Element-1 -Develop a website to geolocate environmental restoration projects

  9. Project Element-2 Credible, USDA FS peer- reviewed tools Public domain

    software •Air pollution removal •By species •Monthly •Hourly •Carbon sequestration •Carbon storage •Oxygen production •Avoided run-off •VOC production •$ value of ecosystem services www.itreetools.org -Incorporate i-Tree software and input restoration data
  10. Project Element-3 - Publish restoration project ecosystem services data on

    website - Allow users and citizen monitors to input project data and photos
  11. Dataset-1 -GIS shape files for Napa River Restoration Project Reaches

  12. Dataset-2 -Native planting data associated with Napa River Restoration 2011

    2012 2013 Common Name Qty Planted Qty Alive % Survival Qty Planted Qty Alive % Survival Qty Planted Qty Alive % Survival Health White alder 30 30 100% 30 30 100% 30 30 100% Good Big Leaf Maple 29 29 100% 29 26 90% 29 26 90% Good California buckeye 29 8 28% 29 12 41% 29 6 21% Poor Coyote brush 60 60 100% 60 88 147% 60 170 283% Good Western spice bush 241 241 100% 241 220 91% 241 183 76% Good Oregon Ash 100 91 91% 100 88 88% 100 49 49% Good Toyon 9 4 44% 9 9 100% 9 18 200% Poor CA black walnut 50 56 112% 50 55 110% 50 74 148% Good Honeysuckle 87 64 74% 87 64 74% 87 46 53% Fair Coast live oak 132 71 54% 132 48 36% 132 50 38% Fair Valley oak 90 49 54% 90 64 71% 90 50 56% Fair Fremont's cottonwood 136 97 71% 136 118 87% 136 112 82% Fair California wild rose 147 147 100% 147 140 95% 147 128 87% Good Red willow 136 142 104% 136 115 85% 136 90 66% Good Arroyo willow 136 95 70% 136 84 62% 136 104 76% Fair Snowberry 147 147 100% 147 155 105% 147 151 103% Good California bay 44 44 100% 44 39 89% 44 6 14% Good Total 1603 1375 86% 1603 1355 85% 1603 1293 81%
  13. Dataset-3 -Napa River Restoration Monitoring Photos Before After

  14. Development Question-1 -Can we develop a website that leverages existing

    modeling software and what other biophysical processes can be modeled? ! USDA Forest Services (i-Tree software) www.itreetools.org ! Open Tree Map https://www.opentreemap.org/ ! Natural Capital Project (InVEST, RIOS) www.naturalcapitalproject.org/toolbox.html
  15. -Can we incorporate Napa River Restoration data to demonstrate functionality

    and what other existing data could be pulled in? Development Question-2
  16. -How else could we expand the functionality and use of

    this type of tool? Development Question-3 ©IUCN Water
  17. Outcomes Data Input-Allows users to input project specific data to

    quantify ecosystem services ! ! Website- Raises awareness about the benefits of environmental restoration projects and engage citizen monitors ! ! Benefits- Incentives funding for environmental restoration projects
  18. None
  19. Future Development • Connect website and restoration projects to crowd

    source funding • Increase biophysical modeling capabilities • Integrate mitigation banking elements through connecting & track mitigation projects • Allow citizen scientist to input monitoring photos • ???
  20. That’s the big idea!