- Author: Elise S Gornish
Please save the date for the 2nd annual Do No Harm workshop focusing on 'Considerations for the use of non-local species in ecological restoration'. The event will be held in Davis, CA on November 15th 2016. For information and to register, go here: http://ucanr.edu/sites/UC_ANR_Do_No_Harm/
Topics covered: Geographical sourcing of reliable ecotypes and species; management of conservation lands and policies constraining management; biogeography and current/future climate considerations for plant material selection, including non-natives; the role of breeding system, genetic structure, and phenotypic plasticity in selecting and sampling plant material populations; inadvertent selection during multiple generation grow-out operations; local/non-local/non-native tolerance to abiotic and biotic stressors in restoration, including resistance to subsequent exposure to invasion by non-desirable species.
Who should attend: Land owners, conservation organizations, trusts, agencies and jurisdictions managing open space or rights-of-way, nurseries, seed collectors and distributors, consultants, conservation organizations, researchers, policy makers, and any other active practitioners of restoration and suppliers of restoration materials or services.