Forest Riparian Buffer Establishment Workshop and Tour

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Forest Riparian Buffer Establishment Workshop and Tour

Time: September 17, 2014 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Street: 3266 State Route 352
City/Town: Big Flats, NY
Website or Map: http://events.constantcontact…
Phone: 607-562-8404
Event Type: workshop, presentations, and, field, tour
Organized By: Paul Salon, USDA NRCS NY Plant Materials Specialist
Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2014

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Event Description

On Sept. 17, 2014, (registration starting @ 9:30am) the USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center will be hosting a Forest Riparian Buffer Establishment Workshop and Tour from 9:30am-3:30pm.  The morning will consist of indoor presentations from:

  • Dr. Bern Sweeney and David Wise (Stroud Water Research Center) -stream and river ecology and the importance of riparian buffers and low cost methods for establishment
  • Beth Roessler (Hudson River Estuary Program)- methods for establishing trees and shrubs and her experiences from the Trees for Tribs Program in NY
  • Art Gover (Penn State)-weed control methods for tree and shrub establishment and invasives
  • Aaron Ristow (Upper Susquehanna Coalition)-projects underway in the Upper Susquehanna watershed

In the afternoon, the following presenters and topics will be covered:

  • Paul Salon and Shawnna Clark (USDA NRCS)-field projects at the PMC relating to tree and shrub establishment
  • Jim MacKenzie (Octoraro Nursery)-nursery perspective on plant stock, care and handling and conservation plantings over the past 25 years.

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