Albuquerque Workshop for Riparian Restoration and the Tamarisk Beetle
On June 2nd, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tamarisk Coalition is working under a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant from Conoco-Phillips to present a workshop on riparian restoration, focusing on areas impacted by the tamarisk beetle.
Hosted by the University of New Mexico’s Utton Transboundary Resources Center, with sponsorship from the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, the Walton Family Foundation, Stillwater Sciences, and GeoSystems Analysis Inc. this one-day workshop is geared towards land managers and folks on-the-ground.
Presentations will discuss the history, monitoring, and spread of the tamarisk beetle throughout New Mexico, wildfire in southwest riparian systems (with and without the beetle present), innovative restoration techniques incorporating the beetle, as well as potential impacts to endangered species and associated permit requirements, and will provide recently developed monitoring, restoration, and decision-making tools to participants.
Speakers include Dr. Gail Drus, Mary Anne McCleod, and Dr. Bruce Orr, coming from out-of-state to share their expertise in wildfire, endangered species, and restoration respectively, as well as Dr. Carol Sutherland, to discuss NM beetle distribution. More speakers are being added daily and a draft agenda will be available soon.
Cost for the workshop will be $25, with limited needs-based scholarships available upon request and discounts for Tamarisk Coalition members or departments/organizations sending more than four individuals. Includes materials, snacks, beverages, and lunch.
So, put June 2nd on your calendars, check this site for updates and registration, and contact Ben Bloodworth with any inquiries or scholarship/multiple attendee requests: firstname.lastname@example.org.