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Workshop #13 May 30 8:30 am - 12 pm

Taking Riparian and Wetland Restoration to the Next Level through Holistic Planning

Organizer: Gina Levesque, 5 Smooth Stones Restoration

1.  Learn some of the unique conditions that can create significant challenges for urban restoration projects.
2.  Learn ways to improve the chances of success and avoid common pitfalls that often lead to failure in urban
     restoration projects.

Workshop Description:
This workshop will focus on the benefits and challenges of using local and genetically adapted plants, especially rare species, in restoration projects. Topics covered will include soil condition, new perspectives on cover crops, transplanting and/or growing stock from seed, and the challenge of discovering sources for hard to find species for both rural and urban environments. It will conclude with a case study presentation of collaborative effort at The Nature Conservancy’s Oka’ Yanahli Preserve in Southern Oklahoma.