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Connecting People and Nature with Restoration: 2012 Annual Chapter Meeting, Michigan

Posted on 12th Aug 2012

The 4th Annual Meeting of the Midwest-Great Lakes SER Chapter was hosted by University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum on May 4 to 6, 2012.

photo: Dave Brenner, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and the Environment, SNRE)

One-hundred and thirty-eight persons from 9 states (MI, IL, WI, IN, OH, MN, MD, PA, and UT) attended the meeting, which had a plenary session, a keynote presentation, two symposia, two workshops, 21 contributed poster presentations, and 36 contributed oral presentations related to the role of ecological restoration in connecting nature and culture in human-dominated environments.

photo: Dave Brenner, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and the Environment, SNRE)

A meeting highlight was a joint plenary session and field trip focusing on the conservation and restoration of the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. Meeting attendees also had the opportunity to participate in three offsite field trips to local restoration sites in Michigan.

 

photo: Lauren Umek


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