WORKSHOP SERIES WITH JIM TOLSTRUP: PART 1: RESTORING NATIVE OPEN SPACE
Sat. Feb 22, 2020
HPEC DIRECTOR, JIM TOLSTRUP, WILL GUIDE PARTICIPANTS THROUGH A STEP BY STEP PROCESS FOR RESTORING NATURAL AREAS INCLUDING:
Inventory – assessing the ecological and cultural site conditions of the proposed natural area
Identification – determining the primary landscape functions (aesthetics, water, wildlife and plant conservation) that are important to the project area
Zoning – delineating the project area into functional groups – those that have similar aesthetic needs and desires
Design – developing a plan that mimics the specific ecological attributes and conditions found in high quality natural areas
Implementation – executing the design in the project area making appropriate on-site adjustments to fit the specific site conditions.
After Care – managing the project area making mid-course corrections to achieve the landscape function and conservation goals.
Other topics that will be explored include: specific plant materials, weed management issues, habitat requirements for various types of wildlife, and human impacts on natural areas, as well as turning existing common areas and lawns into native grass.
WEATHER PERMITTING WE WILL SPEND TIME OUTSIDE NEARBY THE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER TO LOOK AT RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD.
Required Materials: Notebook, Pen, Layers & Appropriate Footwear for Field Work
*COFFEE, TEA, & SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED; PLEASE BRING SACK LUNCH*
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