Annual Member Meeting

September 14, 2022

Virtual Conference  9:00am-2:00pm PDT
Join us in September for SERNW’s annual member meeting, reimagined as a short virtual conference with regionally relevant presentations on the theme of Reconnecting to Restoration
Keep your eyes peeled for more information about in person meet ups in your area!

SERNW 2022 Annual Member Meeting Agenda
September 14th, 2022 – Online
All Times in PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
9:00 AM Welcome
9:15 AM Restoration Retrospective Clay Antieau
9:35 AM Looking Ahead Cara Nelson
10:00 AM Assisting Nativity verses Novelty: Tree Migration in the age of the Anthropocene Jenise Bauman
Chelsea Harris
10:30 AM How warm is your water? Collaborating to identify climate-adapted plant materials for habitat restoration and water quality projects Scott Harris
Randy Lawrence
11:00 AM Short Break
11:15 AM SERNW Chapter Report Over Lunch
11:45 AM Member Q & A
12:00 AM UW Botanic Gardens Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program: Preserving Washington’s Native Flora Maya Kahn-Abrams
Allie Howell
12:40 PM For whom do we restore steep slopes, and by whom? Michael Yadrick
Brandon Drucker
1:10 AM Bison grazing as a tool for native prairie restoration in the southern Willamette Valley, Oregon Paul Reed
Lauren Hallett
1:40 AM Closing comments



Michael Yadrick is an ecologist working at Seattle Parks and Recreation supporting Green Seattle Partnership. He endeavors to unsettle colonial conservation practices, inviting respect, humility, and harm reduction into his ecological restoration practice. Michael is the co-founder of the Arbutus ARME, creator of the treehugger podcast, and President of the Tacoma Tree Foundation Board of Directors. He is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Bolivia ’02-“04) and former AmeriCorps volunteer. Currently an injured ultrarunner, Michael enjoys family hikes and dog walks and plunging in the cold Salish Sea.



Brandon Drucker is a Grit City resident and ecologist with the City of Tacoma Passive Open Space Program. His current focus is enhancement of urban natural areas from forested steep slopes and oak woodlands to green stormwater infrastructure. Brandon seeks to meaningfully incorporate stormwater infiltration, climate change adaptation, and community engagement into his restoration practice. He is energized by seedlings, herpetofauna, paddling, climbing, and good-humored Washington Conservation Corps crew members.



Paul Reed is a Restoration Ecologist with the Institute for Applied Ecology. He works to enhance habitat for native species by writing, managing, and implementing ecological restoration projects in the Willamette Valley and beyond. Prior to joining IAE, Paul completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, Studies, and Policy at the University of Oregon. For his dissertation, he studied the effects of climate change on native prairies from southwestern Oregon to western Washington. His research involved a climate manipulation experiment and resulted in several publications on prairie plant phenology, population demographics, and community change. Following his Ph.D., Paul received a USDA-NIFA postdoctoral fellowship to continue his work studying the effects of invasive annual grasses in native prairies and to implement a prairie restoration experiment at a local bison ranch.