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Low-Tech Wet Meadow Restoration: Reading the Landscape to Recognize Opportunities
July 22nd, 9am-10:30am PDT/10am-11:30am MDT

Co-presenters:
Shawn Conner, Restoration Ecologist, BIO-Logic, Inc., Montrose, CO
Jeremy Maestas, Ecologist, USDA-NRCS, Portland, OR

Wet or mesic meadows are rare but disproportionately important habitats within western rangelands. Gully erosion and channel incision are widespread problems reducing natural resiliency and water storage capacity, which is impacting wildlife and working lands. Simple, low-tech restoration methods using sticks and stones provide effective tools for protecting and restoring meadow systems. While there is no shortage of degraded areas that need help across the West, there is a shortage of time and money to address them.  In this 1.5-hour long webinar, Jeremy and Shawn will introduce participants to how to use Bill Zeedyk’s principles of “Reading the Landscape and Thinking like Water” to recognize and prioritize meadow restoration.

Hosted by Mandi Hirsch, Sagebrush Collaborative Conservation Specialist,
Intermountain West Joint Venture, Lander, WY

Sponsors: NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife & Intermountain West Joint Venture

Jul 22, 2020 10:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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