Boulder Creek floodplain: Emory’s sedge (Carex emoryii) wet meadow
The Importance of Plant Identification in Mile High Wetland Conservation, Regulation and Protection
Gwen Kittel, MS, Ecologist, NatureServe; Ryan Hammonds, MS, Environmental Scientist, HDR Engineering; Karin McShea, MS, Pinyon Environmental
Hear from experts how wetlands provide important habitat for wildlife and biodiversity in Colorado. Learn about the importance of these areas; how conservation, mitigation and restoration are employed; and how scientific illustration is used in correct plant identification.
Gwen Kittel, MS is a vegetation ecologist specializing in wetland and riparian ecosystems. For the past 25 years, she has worked throughout the western U.S. and western Canada as an ecologist for NatureServe, The Nature Conservancy and Colorado NaturalHeritage Program. Ryan Hammons, MS works for HDR, an engineering firm, and provides biological survey and permitting support for a wide range of projects that have potential to impact protected natural resources. Karin McShea, MS is a biologist with Pinyon Environmental, Inc. She has worked in Colorado for the past 15 years assessing a wide variety of biological resources, including wetlands and riparian habitats.
watercolor by Charlotte Ricker
Wednesday, March 6, 6:30-8 p.m.