Schedule for GRN 2017 workshop at Konza

GRASSLAND RESTORATION NETWORK WORKSHOP 2017

Konza Prairie Biological Station and Long Term Ecological Research Site

Manhattan, Kansas

 

July 11th

 

12:00 pm            The Grassland Restoration Network (Chris Helzer)

Konza Prairie Welcome Presentation (John Blair)

 

1:00 pm               Headquarters Area Tour (John Blair, Lydia Zeglin, and Sara Baer)

Hulbert plots

Belowground Plots

Rainfall Manipulation Plots

Irrigation Transects

 

3:00 pm               Refreshments and Discussion (led by Chris Helzer)

 

5:00-7:00 pm     Break or Konza Nature Trail (Jill Haukos and docent)

 

7:00 pm               Catered Dinner

 

8:00 pm               Keynote: Long-term effects of fire and grazing on tallgrass prairie (Jesse Nippert)

 

July 12th

 

8:00                      Meet at Konza Conference Center

 

Konza Watershed Tour

Est. 8:15-8:45                   Riparian woody vegetation removal (Walter Dodds)

Est. 9:00-9:30                   Patch-burn grazing (John Briggs and KC Olson)

Est. 9:45-10:15                 Watershed plot-studies (John Blair/Lydia Zeglin)

Est. 10:30-11:00                Shrub dynamics (Jesse Nippert)

 

11:30 pm            Catered Lunch

 

1:00 pm               Overview of Restoration Research (Sara Baer)

 

Est. 1:45-2:15                   Tour restoration experiments

 

2:30 pm               Refreshments and Departing Discussion (led by Bill Kleiman)

 

4:00 pm               End

About Grassland Restoration Network blog published by Bill Kleiman.

Bill Kleiman's daytime job is manager of Nachusa Grasslands. We are looking for guest authors on various topics of grassland habitat restoration. Contact me with your ideas or drafts.
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