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Upcoming SER-NW Events

Restoration Beyond the Reference System:

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:00AM – 4:00PM Pacific

University of Washington Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall

3501 NE 41st St.

Seattle, WA 98105

 Cost: $95, lunch and reception included

Remote attendance: $80 (group rates available)

Reduced rate available for full-time students and corps members

Restoration practitioners are challenged by projects in which recovery toward a reference model community is not attainable. In these cases, it becomes advantageous to restore ecosystem function, rather than a historical suite of species. In this symposium, we will look at restoring ecosystems beyond reference conditions − from the theoretical background, practical application, and ethical dimensions that practitioners need to understand in order to restore ecological communities and functions across a complex and ever-changing landscape.

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

Western Montana Restoration Pub Talk

What: Society of Ecological Restoration, Missoula Pub Talk
When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:00PM – 8:00PM Pacific
Where: Imagine Nation Brewing Community Room, 1151 West Broadway, Missoula

The Society for Ecological Restoration and Northwest Chapter are hosting a Pub Talk in Missoula, Montana, aimed at increasing local learning and networking opportunities related to ecological restoration.  Paul Parson with Trout Unlimited, will talk about their restoration work in the Middle Clark Fork River watershed.

There will be plenty of time for socializing and networking and anyone interested in ecological restoration is welcome to attend!

Please contact Amy Sacry with questions:

And don’t forget to head over to the Top Hat after the pub talk to hear Pedro Marques’ band Canta Brasil!  Pedro is the Executive Director of the Big Hole Watershed Committee and an important member of the Montana ecological restoration community.

Upcoming Webinars

Planning, Preparing, and Activating an Emergency Response Plan in Field Environments

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:00AM Pacific
Where: United States
Contact: David Sabaj-Stahl
Presented by SER-NW. Are you FULLY prepared to deal with a life-threatening backcounty or fieldwork emergency? When you, a co-worker, friend, or family member has a sudden severe medical emergency, you may have first aid training, but have you thought through and planned all the logistical steps to maximize your opportunity for a successful rescue? Have you considered the challenges of unique locations and different environments? Could you activate a detailed response plan within minutes that would minimize wasted time and keep potential rescue within the “Golden Hour”? First Aid only supports life, rescue planning SAVES lives.Farley Kautz is the current director and owner of NwBestCPR, a First Aid and CPR training company based in the greater Seattle area. He previously owned and operated Adventure Pursuits, Inc., an outdoor adventure guiding company conducting three to four-week backcountry adventures in Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Alaska. Farley has more than thirty years of experience creating emergency awareness plans for adventure travel and wilderness adventure trips.

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