Wendy Ledbetter, Forest Program Manger for the Texas Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, will be the 2016 Keynote Speaker at TXSER’s Annual Conference:  Linking Science & Practice.


With Many years of experience protecting and restoring forests in East Texas and beyond, Ledbetter will offer us insights into how the field of restoration ecology is a science, driven by practical application. She will provide us with an overview of longleaf pine restoration and how we settled upon currently accepted practices. She will discuss how large-scale restoration is carried our highlighting partnership development, building a culture of fire, and sharing with us success stories and ongoing challenges.


Ledbetter’s opening Keynote Address will set the stage for thought and discussion about how we, as botht scientists and practitioners, can create linkages for improved communications whereby data-based science is transferred to practitioners and knowledge gaps and areas needing further study are conveyed back.


Join us November 11-13, 2016 in the beautiful setting of Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston for thought-provoking presentations, fascinating field trips, great networking, lively discussions, and lots of outdoor fun.