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UncertaintyIs the protection and restoration of watersheds and riparian/aquatic habitats sufficient to sustain fish populations during periods of unprecedented climate that cause extreme events (e.g., droughts or floods) and in watersheds declining in overall condition?
ThemeHabitat tributary
SubthemeRestoration - role of variability
Sources NPCC Fish and Wildlife Program 2014
Criticality Level Priority
Rationale Extreme climate events are becoming more frequent (e.g., Salathé et al. 2010) and causing extreme and unfavorable habitat conditions for fish and wildlife. A highly critical question is whether restoration can provide resilience to buffer against these extremes sufficiently to sustain and recover native species of interest.

last updated: Jan 26, 2016