Restoration practitioners are challenged by projects in which recovery toward a reference model community is not attainable. In these cases, it becomes advantageous to restore ecosystem function, rather than a historical suite of species. In this symposium, we will look at restoring ecosystems beyond reference conditions − from the theoretical background, practical application, and ethical dimensions that practitioners need to understand in order to restore ecological communities and functions across a complex and ever-changing landscape.
This symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the Northwest Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and is part of a collaboration to provide continuing education for restoration ecology practitioners. Come to ask questions, to hear your colleagues’ stories of their successes and challenges, and to learn about cutting-edge approaches being used to improve restoration project success.
*NEW in 2019: REMOTE ATTENDANCE: We are excited to offer remote attendance, helping make this symposium more accessible to a broader audience throughout our region. However, in order to cover the associated costs, remote viewing availability is contingent on a minimum number of registrations. Remote registrants will be notified when the minimum has been met and availability is confirmed. If the minimum is not met, we will provide a full refund of your registration fee or transfer it towards an in-person registration.
- Novel and designed ecosystems: challenges for ecological restoration
Dr. Eric Higgs, Professor of Environmental Studies | University of Victoria
- Reference Communities: Classification of Native Vegetation in the Pacific Northwest
Tynan Ramm-Granberg, Vegetation Ecologist | Washington Dept. of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program
- Union Bay Natural Area: A Dynamic Mosaic of Visions
Rodney Pond, Executive Director | Sound Salmon Solutions
- Cross-wise: When climate impacts intertwine with human legacies
Emily Howe, PhD, Aquatic & Estuarine Ecologist | The Nature Conservancy
- Conservation of an Endangered Butterfly and the Management of Novel Plant Assemblages
Amy Lambert, Ph.D., Full-Time Lecturer | University of Washington, Bothell, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
- Indigenous Restoration Perspectives
Ashley Alvarez, Unangan, Black, & Filipina, Co-owner of Indigenous Roots LLC
Pah-tu Pitt, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Member, Native Kut
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Pre-approved for 3 CECs under SER's CERP program.