Join Us at Our Next Meeting
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
(A Virtual Meeting on Zoom)
Building Communities that Conserve Wetlands
Involving the public in conservation research can be a powerful aid in preserving the ecological functions of our lands and waters. Coastal Plains Institute’s research project to repatriate striped newts back to Apalachicola National Forest wetlands provides a unique opportunity for citizens to witness, and participate in, species and habitat restoration and recovery. CPI director Rebecca Means used the infrastructure put in place by this project and created a program for school groups, community organizations, and the general public. All can actually take part in systematic data collection and can learn experientially within the longleaf pine sandhill ecosystem.
Rebecca's presentation will cover the importance of ephemeral wetlands in terms of plant and animal biodiversity as well as ways that we can get involved with ephemeral wetland research.
The Zoom meeting link will be provided by the Sarracenia Chapter.
(Rebecca Means is an ecologist with a passion for backpacking, travel, and food. With undergraduate grounding in both wildlife ecology and biology, she holds an M.S. degree in Forestry from Texas A&M. As CPI Director she has worked with wildlife ranging from fire ants to the Florida panther, but her expertise is with the amphibians that inhabit temporary wetlands.)
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