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Upcoming Talk 12.02.21 | Wetlands: Introduction and Conservation Efforts

Join us on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for the next installment of our Conservation Talk Series! This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Wetlands, such as marshes, swamps, and bogs, are among the most biologically productive ecosystems in the world and, as a result, they are crucial to the landscape. They provide a diverse array of benefits, including improved water quality and expanded wildlife habitat. Despite these benefits, wetlands have been destroyed at an alarming rate over the past 200 years. As a result of this decline and the loss of associated benefits, these ecosystems are now protected at the federal, state, and local level. But what are wetlands? What makes them so important? And how can we take steps to conserve and restore them? In this talk, Stephanie Harper will provide a brief introduction to wetlands and discuss the functions and values of these vital ecosystems.

Stephanie Harper is a Conservation Coordinator at Palouse Conservation District. She works directly with landowners to provide technical assistance for conservation practices. In her position as an Environmental Consultant prior to joining Palouse CD, Stephanie gained a passion for identifying wetlands and educating others about their importance. She brings this knowledge and skill set to her role at Palouse CD, where she is pursuing a long-term goal to secure funding to help landowners develop, conserve, and restore the wetlands of the Palouse.

Unable to join us for this presentation? The recording will be posted here the next day.

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