Sr. Geomorphologist, Virginia Mahacek to Present at 2020 River Restoration Northwest Symposium

WRA is a proud sponsor of the 2020 River Restoration Northwest annual Stream Restoration Symposium on February 3rd-7th in Stevenson, Washington. Virginia Mahacek, WRA Senior Geomorphologist and long time RRNW member (and past Board of Directors President) will be presenting a talk titled “Opportunities from the Ashes: Pursuing Multiple Benefit Community and Landscape Resilience to Catastrophic Wildfire”. Virginia’s presentation builds on her experience and research as the Watershed Coordinator in the County of Sonoma’s Office of Recovery and Resilience, following the 2017 North Bay fires.  Her talk explores how the increasing economic burden of response, property damage, and recovery after catastrophic wildfire is becoming a driver of watershed management. Additionally, Virginia will describe innovative opportunities for monetizing multi-benefit aquatic ecosystem, water resources, and wildfire resilience projects. 

To learn more about the Symposium, visit the website. If you plan to attend the event, be sure to connect with Virginia and Ashley Zavagno when you see them.