CoNPS Webinar – The Nuts-n-Bolts of Revegetation Design: Plants, Soil, Mulch, and More
Saturday, November 12, 2022; 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Presenter: John Giordanengo, MS
This webinar will cover revegetation techniques from a systems approach. Ample time will be provided for questions and discussion. A few epic failures and successes will be shared, with a sharp focus on these topics:
- REVEGETATION STRATEGIES:
The ins and outs of developing seed mixes, plant palettes, and integrated revegetation designs.
Design for moisture gradients, including the identification of a hydrologic point of reference.
The influence of restoration goals, budget, and other factors that drive revegetation designs as much as site conditions.
- SEED COLLECTION & SEED MIX DEVELOPMENT:
Seed collection basics.
Seed mix development.
The pros & cons of dormancy in a restoration setting.
- SOIL AMENDMENTS & MULCH:
No revegetation design shall occur without thinking soils & mulch. The driving factors for integrating mulch, soil amendments, and revegetation design will be covered.
- POST-FIRE RESTORATION STRATEGIES:
Case studies and research results following the 2012 High Park fire. Integrating lessons learned into future post-fire restoration designs.
This webinar is designed for those with a beginning to intermediate knowledge of revegetation/restoration techniques and strategies.
What You’ll Need:
- A computer, tablet, or smartphone with a reliable internet connection
- A copy of the slides previously sent to all registrants
- A link to attend the webinar and further information sent to all registrants
John Giordanengo has studied and practiced ecological restoration for over 30 years. He has a MS Degree in Ecological Restoration from Colorado State University, and his BS Degree is in Business (minor in Ecology) from San Diego State University. John is the Founder and Principal Restoration Ecologist for AloTerra Restoration Services, a restoration design-build-maintain firm he formed in 2014. During that same year, John also helped establish the Southern Rockies Seed Network, and dedicates himself to the broader understanding of ecology, economics, and conservation. His book, Ecosystems as Models for Restoring Our Economies, is in its second printing, and he has a tour of speaking engagements on this subject across the western US this fall. More info at www.growingin.org.