Ecosystem Ground Cover Restoration Workshop

Over 30 participants at an October upland ecosystem ground cover restoration workshop had unique hands-on opportunities to inspect and learn about various native ground cover seed collection and planting equipment used by The Nature Conservancy of Florida (TNC). The workshop was held at TNC’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in Bristol, Florida, and was co-hosted by Tall Timbers’ partner the Southern Fire Exchange.

Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Program Director, Dr. Kevin Robertson, gave an invited special presentation on the relationships between disturbance, ground cover species, and prescribed fire management opportunities. Held in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance, the successful workshop connected with land managers who are collectively responsible for over one-million acres in Florida and Georgia.

For more information about the Southern Fire Exchange, visit: www.southernfireexchange.org.

Workshop participants

Workshop participants inspect native seed collection equipment used by The Nature Conservancy to restore longleaf pine sand hill communities in North Florida.

 

 

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