August 25, 2018, Saturday
Learn about mountain meadows, why they are so important, how they are threatened, what is being done to manage and restore them.
Various types of mountain meadows in the Lake Davis area (wet, dry, and fen meadows) will be visited. The ecological functions of these meadows, methods for assessing their condition, management concerns, and restoration efforts will be discussed. Assessments of meadow condition, including identifying a number of plant species at each of the sites, will be conducted.
Kyle Merriam is the Province Ecologist for the Sierra Cascade Province, including the Plumas, Lassen, and Modoc National Forests. She has focused her work on rare plant and plant communities, including fen meadows, vernal pools, and serpentine habitats.
Mike Friend is the District Botanist on the Beckwourth District of the Plumas National Forest. He is responsible for management of rare plants and noxious weeds, and serves on the interdisciplinary team that manages natural resources on the district. Linnea Hanson, retired botanist from the Plumas NF will assist Kyle and Mike with this workshop.
Please plan to bring hand lenses, field guides, water, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, and hat for this workshop. Additional field guides will be available.