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 Export to Your Calendar 11/12/2020 to 11/13/2020
When: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Where: United States

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The Society for Ecological Restoration Southwest Chapter is hosting its annual meeting on Zoom. The day and a half meeting will consist of a movie screening, panel discussion and lots of talks by practitioners and researchers zeroing in on how to best do restoration in arid systems. Please join us! Registration for the meeting is only $10 for non students (free registration for students!). Please check out the meeting website here:

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5:30 - 7:30pm
The NAU student chapter will be screening the documentary DamNation, followed by a panel discussion
This 2014 film explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.


9:00 - 9:10am
Welcome and logistics
9:15 - 10:00am
Kristen Hulvey, Working Lands Conservation
Can innovative grazing partnerships restore ecosystem services on arid Western workinglands?

10:00 - 10:45am
Akasha Faist, New Mexico State University
Unlocking the potential found at the soil surface to enhance arid and semi-arid restoration efforts

10:45 - 11:30am
Nancy Shakelford, University of Victoria; Daniel Winkler, USGS; Lauren Svejcar USDA
The Global Arid Zone The Global Arid Zone Project (GAZP) as an emerging tool to understand patterns of dryland restoration success

11:30 - 12:30pm
Lunch Break

12:30 - 1:15pm
Maria Mullins, Institute for Applied Ecology

Prioritizing ecologically-appropriate native plant materials for successful Southwest restoration

1:15 - 2:00pm
Naomi Fraga, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Leveraging the power of partnership: working with collaborative networks to achieve seed conservation success in California

2:00 - 3:00pm
Additional questions / discussion