May 2011: Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land

Steve Apfelbaum and Alan Haney have developed this webcast to give restorationists and would-be restorationists with little or no scientific training or background the "how to" information and knowledge they need to plan and implement ecological restoration activities. Based on their work in southern and central Wisconsin, they have set up a step-by-step process for developing, implementing, monitoring, and refining on-the-ground restoration projects that is applicable to a wide range of landscapes and ecosystems. They offer systematic, step-by-step strategies along with inspiration and benchmark experiences. Tune in and learn how to champion your restoration projects!.

Presenters:

Steve Apfelbaum - Steven has conducted ecological research, designed award-winning projects, successfully navigated regulatory programs, and contributed his unique creative scientific expertise and enthusiasm to over 1,500 projects throughout North America and beyond. He is one of the leading ecological consultants in the U.S., providing technical restoration advice and win-win solutions where ecological and land development conflicts arise. Apfelbaum has authored hundreds of technical studies, peer-reviewed technical papers, books, reports, ecological restoration plans, regulatory monitoring and compliance reports. He promotes using ecological and conservation design principles in developments, industrial projects and parks that help clients save money while increasing ecological functionality, improving public perception and generating award-winning outcomes. Apfelbaum is also a highly sought after speaker at educational events focusing on ecological restoration, ecosystem assessment, alternative stormwater management and conservation development.

Alan Haney - For over 25 years, Alan has studied effects of fire and timber management practices on community structure in the Upper Great Lakes. He began studies in Superior National Forest in 1976 on birds and vegetation in upland communities during post-fire succession. He and his colleagues later expalan promoted and helped organize the first regional oak savanna conference in 1993 with USnded their studies to include post-harvest succession. In 1986, Alan began working with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources on savanna restoration and management. A EPA support. In 1991, as Science Advisor to the Sand County Foundation, he promoted the idea of a regional partnership focusing on savanna restoration. In 1997, Alan chaired a national conference on savanna restoration and management. Alan's areas of expertise include community structure and adaptive management. Alan has edited or authored several books including Ecosystem Management (with Mark Boyce, Yale Univeristy Press 1997), Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land (with Steve, Island Press 2010), and One Family's Forest (with Lowell Klessig, Back Forty Press 2010). Alan's areas of expertise include ecosystem management and community structure.

Lisa Brush - Lisa is the Executive Director of The Stewardship Network. Lisa has been leading collaborative conservation initiatives in the nonprofit environmental sector for over two decades. In her role as co-founder and Executive Director of The Stewardship Network she has engaged thousands of professionals and volunteers in identifying community and conservation needs of the 21st century and determining strategic support The Network can provide. She has managed and overseen grant projects from federal and state agencies, as well as family and private foundations. She has been involved in all aspects of organizational management including foundation/agency relationships, grant based project funding, budget tracking, contract negotiation, implementation, accountability, project reporting and staff and board development. Lisa has facilitated strategic planning sessions, focus groups, citizen task forces, community visioning sessions, and public involvement and feedback meetings with groups ranging in size from four to four hundred. Lisa emphasizes tried and true in-person methods of bringing people together augmented by the use of cutting edge online technology. Lisa serves on numerous boards of directors, has a BA in Science in Society from Wesleyan University, an MS from University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, and is a graduate of Michigan State University's Great Lakes Leadership Academy.

Webcast Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 12:00pm
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