Impact Evaluation 2014-2015 Washington Conservation Corps Restoration Sites

Program/Intervention: 
Washington Conservation Corps
Implementing Organization: 
Washington State Department of Ecology
Summary: 
Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) focuses on the design and implementation of environmental restoration projects, including wetland and riparian corridor enhancement and restoration. This report was contracted to The Watershed Company (TWC) to evaluate the success of grant-funded restoration projects by evaluating the efficacy of the WCC restoration activities from 2014-2015. TWC assessed changes in native cover and invasive cover via a Before-After, Control-Impact (BACI) statistical analysis. 
 
Results of the analysis indicates that restoration efforts achieved the goals of improving native cover and diversity and decreasing invasive cover.
CNCS Program(s): 
AmeriCorps State and National
CNCS Focus Area(s): 
Environmental Stewardship
Outcomes Category(s): 
At Risk Ecosystems
Study Type(s): 
Impact
Study Design(s): 
Quasi-Experimental (QED)
Level of Evidence: 
Strong
Evaluator: 
The Watershed Company
Year Published: 
2015
Date Posted Online: 
October 27, 2016
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