Riparian Restoration in Dammed Rivers

Pine tree on left side of image, water flowing through dam on the other

Thursday, April 22, 2021
5:30 p.m.




Check out this video to watch the Riparian Restoration in Dammed Rivers.

Huxley Earth Day Event

Brought to you by Huxley on the Peninsulas in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association

Join us to learn more about riparian restoration in dammed rivers. Riparian zones are key because of their in role and influence on fauna, aquatic ecosystems, and habitat biodiversity to name a few. 

Based on Huxley College's main campus interdisciplinary curricula, Huxley College on the Peninsulas offers students in the greater Puget Sound region the opportunity to pursue degree options in environmental science and environmental studies.

Huxley on the Peninsulas is pleased to partner with the Alumni Association to celebrate Earth Week by hosting several wonderful speakers who will be discussing topics surrounding restoration, water scarcity, and ecological impacts in the greater Pacific Northwest region.

Rebecca Brown

Dr. Rebecca Brown


Dr. Brown studies plant ecology in a range of ecosystems, including riparian zones, Inland Northwest prairies, and the Channeled Scablands. Recent projects include riparian restoration after dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, prairie restoration on the EWU Campus, invasive annual grass distribution and management, and assessing the role beaver play in mitigating wildfire effects in eastern Washington. She has expertise in Plant Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Riparian Ecology, and Invasive Plant Management.

Jenise Bauman

Dr. Jenise M. Bauman


Dr. Jenise Bauman is a restoration ecologist and professor at Western Washington University in Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas.  She earned her Ph.D. from Miami University, M.S. from West Virginia University, and B.S. at Eastern Kentucky University.  Dr. Bauman is initiating projects that are focused on the restoration of coal mine landscapes in the Appalachian forests, the recovery of riparian forests in the Pacific Northwest, and the reconstruction of estuaries in urban areas of the Western Washington peninsulas.  Her research couples field methods with molecular techniques to better understand vegetation establishment, plant interactions, and system recovery in disturbed soils.  Research foci include belowground interactions of beneficial fungi during restoration, impact of invasive species on plant-fungal mutualisms, and plant pathology within forest restoration.

Alex Tadio

Alex Tadio


Alex Tadio is the Program Coordinator & Advisor for Huxley College on the Peninsulas at Western Washington University. A Huxley alum, he earned his BS from Western Washington University in Environmental Science. Alex utilizes his academic history and program knowledge to advise current and prospective Huxley on the Peninsulas students. He enjoys being an environmental steward and connecting with the community!

Questions and Accommodations

Contact the WWU Alumni Association for this event. Feel free to call at (360) 650-3353 or email at if you have any questions or comments.

There will be auto-captions available for this event. To request closed captions, please mark the request on the registration form. Advance notice of three days to one week is appreciated.