FQA 101: Using the Floristic Quality Assessment for restoration monitoring

The Floristic Quality Assessment (FQA) is a simple vegetation-based tool available for restorationists to assess both natural communities and restoration projects. The assessment has been extensively researched, implemented, and debated within academic, government, and practitioner communities, and use of the FQA now extends to 33 states and 2 provinces. An introductory overview of the development and utilization of the FQA will be given, as well as some critiques, caveats, and adaptations. Presentation by Adam R. Thada of Cardno, Inc.