Central Chapter Meeting
9/27/2023 - 9/28/2023
September 27 from 09:00-16:00 (Sign-in from 08:30-09:00)
Day 1 of this meeting will feature presentations by industry professionals and academics on a range of wetland-related topics. Our speaker list currently includes:
- Brody Garner (USACE)
- Jodie Murray Burns, PWS (Cattail Environmental, LLC)
- Darren Mitchell, PWS (Farnsworth Group)
- Riley Norman, CPESC (Farnsworth Group)
- Vona Kuczynska (USFWS)
- Shane Staten, SPWS (Swallowtail)
- Chris Daniel (MO Department of Conservation)
- Dr. JeJung Lee (UMKC)
September 28 from 08:00-16:00
Day 2 will include a full-day workshop led by the Institute of Botanical Training. This workshop can be used to partially fulfill the criteria of the Society of Wetland Scientist's Professional Wetland Scientist certification.
Wetland Flora Workshop
Given the issues surrounding wetlands today, it is vital for land managers, conservationists and consultants to possess an intimate knowledge of wetland flora. Through this course, participants will learn to quickly identify the majority of wetland species as well as those species of wetland/upland interfaces. Special attention is given to notoriously difficult groups such as sedges, grasses and composites. This class begins with an introduction to botanical terminology and a discussion of major plant families. The remainder of the course is conducted in the field and is based largely on vegetative characters. In order to ensure that students assimilate the material, instructors utilize various exercises and activities that allow students to use, review and thus fortify the plant names and characters as they learn them. This course includes discussion of Floristic Quality Assessment, Wetland Indicator Status, invasive species and various topics relating to the plant ecology of wetlands. This course can be used to partially fulfill the criteria of the Society of Wetland Scientist's Professional Wetland Scientist certification.
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