*** Due to the public health risks associated with Covid-19 the 2020 Symposium has been postponed, and is currently scheduled for June 16th, 2020. ***

2020 Ecological Restoration Symposium: Pollinators, Pests, and Prey

Considering the roles of and mitigating for the influence of invertebrates within regional ecological restoration efforts

Photo by David Cappaert

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Reception to follow, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

UW Botanic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture – NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105

Cost: In-person – $95 general
$50 student/corps member
Remote attendance – $80 (group discounts available)

For more information and to register, please visit Event Web Page at the UW Botanic Gardens Website

Ecological restoration practitioners are growing increasingly aware of the importance of acknowledging multiple trophic levels and employing community ecology theories into project goals and design. In this symposium, we seek to examine the influence of invertebrates such as pollinators, beneficial insects, prey and pests, and to identify challenges and solutions in considering invertebrates in restorative efforts in terrestrial and aquatic systems.

This symposium is co-hosted by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the Northwest Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration to provide continuing education for restoration ecology practitioners.

Why should you attend? Come to ask questions, to hear your colleagues’ stories of their successes and challenges, and to learn about cutting-edge approaches being used to improve restoration project success.

Sponsorship opportunities available


  • Susan Waters, Community Ecologist
  • Demarus Tevuk, Environmental Programs | Crown Bees
  • Lila Westreich, PhD Candidate, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Sarah Morley, Research Ecologist | Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
  • Glenn Kohler, Forest Entomologist, WA Department of Natural Resources
  • Clinton Campbell, State Operations Coordinator | U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine
  • Alex Pane, PhD Candidate | School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Planning Committee Members

Joy Wood, Co-chair Founder, Principal Restoration Ecologist and Stewardship Specialist, Restoration Analytics & Design LLC
Charlie Vogelheim, Co-Chair Green Cities Project Manager, Forterra
Rolf Gersonde Senior Environmental Analyst, Seattle Public Utilities
Elby Jones Green Cities Project Manager, Forterra
Remy Mathonnet UW Master of Environmental Horticulture student
Rodney Pond Executive Director, Sound Salmon Solutions
Regina Wandler Stewardship Manager, Skagit Land Trust





Anchor QEA

Garden Cycles LLC

Herrera Environmental Consultants

Restoration Analytics & Design LLC

Society of Wetland Scientists