Thanks for start recording this talk … It would be nice to upload it to YouTube or some platform like that.
Mark will upload it to our website.
can we get this info of tour as a doc?
The VNPS has visited The Pinnacles as part of a week-long field trip.
Trails shoild be less than 19 feet wide for all species to be able to cross and maintain less fragmentation, 45 feet wide for most mammals.
Are the trails maintained? Blazed?
The Preserves that are open to the public have well-marked trails.
Think Pinnacle was a refuge for oaks/maples at the Last Glacial Maximum, or has the species mix changed so much in last 15,000 years that the original First Families of Virginia saw hemlock, pine and spruce there?
Is it typical of limestone slopes to have those two trees more associated with riparian zones -- pin oak and silver maple?
80% of snails are found in limestone habitats because they need calciun for their shells
I see a lot of goldenrod
How is that powerline meadow maintained -- if by mowing, how often and when?
so mow the way the buffalo grazed, which native plants are adjusted to, not the way cattle graze.
what is the name of this pink flower
Tall Barbara's Buttons
The Virginia record for species richness at 100 square meter scale is in the difficult creek powerline
Doesn’t mowing spread invasive species?
Will Dominion consider standardizing selective herbiciding; that is, treat all rights-of-way as though there are occurrences of rare plants so we can keep what is still 'common'?
on crow's nest, what impacts from green ash dieoff are you noticing at the herb layer?
crow's nest again--looks like bidens aristosa--happy with that, nativity uncertain?
is hydrology of preserves sufficiently intact that they are not at risk of damaging fires - such as those in Dismal Swamp?
This is an amazing presentation. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to watch it again and then to visit these sites.
Sorry if this was already asked...but are there any rules in place for hikers to reduce the likelihood of tracking in invasives? e.g., washing shoes before hiking?
Beautiful!!! Thank you!!
I was wondering about the mosses, ferns and lichen at The Channels. Looks lovely.
I can’t believe what wonderful places we have only in our state
Does the Natural Heritage Program have reliable support in the VA legislature?
Valerie Kenyon Gaffney
What an amazing, inspiring presentation! Can’t wait to put my hiking boots on!
wonderful presentation. Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful. Many thanks, Chris.
This has been great! So glad we could join you from Indiana.
Love this presentation! Thank you so much!
Thanks to Hal Wiggins of Army Corp & erstwhile Fredericksburg Chapter for his decades of work to make Crow's Nest a reality!
terrific presentation, thanks!
Nicely done! Thank you.
Oh, I SOOOOOO MISS VIRGINIA! Thanks for a great presentation!
Great talk! Thanks for preserving these beautiful places!
We do too, Jan!
Did the VNPS campaign to raise funds for the Cedars accomplish all that it sought to do?
Thanks so very much! Loved this presentation! I miss Virginia; hope I can help NC to catch up!
Thank you. Beautiful program.
Thank you, Chris! The longer the better!!!
Thanks for a great program!!
Thanks to all - wonderful progrma
Marvelous! Thanks Nancy, Chris, & VNPA
Thank you so much!
Reminder that there is currently a public comment period for petition to deregulate transgenic clone of the American Chestnut. Plenty of interesting debate to be had to here. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/sa_by_date/sa-2020/sa-08/ge-chestnut
Thank you Chris!