Climate change and assisted migration - who's calling the shots?
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: via Zoom (Click here to register)
Bring your favorite "sip" to enjoy while tuning into this evening science-focused pub talk from the comfort of your own living room! This talk will feature George Kral, Forester & Project Developer for Ash Creek Forest Management (ACFM) and Co-founder of Scholl's Valley Native Nursery.
Native plant nurseries provide the raw materials for large-scale restoration and forestry. As more land managers consider ways to plant climate-resilient forests, how will nurseries decide what species and seed sources to grow? How will nurseries manage through the transition as some clients embrace assisted migration and others do not? And what are reasonable "service boundaries" that native plant nurseries can support in light of sustaining biodiversity and minimizing the movement of weeds and pathogens in a period of rapid climate change?
Registration is FREE!**
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**We welcome a donation of $5.00 to help cover our costs to bring this event to your community*
Speaker Bio: George Kral started his PhD in 2016, after a successful career in forest management and habitat restoration. In 1997, he founded Ash Creek Forest Management, and in 2003 he co-founded Scholls Valley Native Nursery with his wife Sara. He actively manages nursery operations and horticultural systems development at their farm in western Washington County while pursuing his degree. His research aims to better understand the current ranges, habitat requirements, stand health, population structures, and responses to climate change of three species of alder (Alnus) in the Willamette Valley.
If registration is full, or you prefer to not use Zoom, you can also view this pub talk on YouTube Live!
Check out the video below, featuring George Kral speaking about how imitating and promoting nature's natural process is critical in restoring biodiversity.
Questions? Call us at 503-837-0237 or send an email to Outreach@LuckiamuteLWC.org!