Las Vegas Workshop for Riparian Restoration and the Tamarisk Beetle
On November 8th, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tamarisk Coalition is working under a Walton Family Foundation grant to present a workshop on riparian restoration, focusing on areas impacted by the tamarisk beetle.
Hosted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, with sponsorship from Stillwater Sciences and SWCA Environmental Consultants, this one-day workshop is geared towards land managers, folks on-the-ground, and those wishing to have a better understanding of tamarisk beetle interactions with riparian ecosystems.
Presentations will discuss the history, monitoring, and spread of the tamarisk beetle throughout the CRB, 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, Dr. Tom Dudley, Curt Deuser, and Dr. Bruce Orr, coming from out-of-state to share their expertise in wildfire, endangered species, the tamarisk beetle, and restoration respectively. 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, and will be held at the Las Vegas Valley Water District (1001 S. Valley View Blvd).
So, put November 8th 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.