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2017 Symposium – Restoration and Conservation of Native Landscapes and Species

Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Download the 2017 MNNPS Symposium Registration form

Speakers and Topics:

9:00–9:10Welcome to the Symposium
9:10–9:30Welcome to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Peter Moe, Director of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
9:30–10:20Rare Plant Restoration and Ex Situ Conservation: A Great Pairing of Two Controversial Concepts
David Remucal, Curator of Endangered Plants, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
10:40–11:30Preserve is a Verb: Restoration’s Role in Preserving the Changing and Fragmented Landscape of Southeastern Minnesota
David Schmidt, Southeast Minnesota Conservation Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy
11:30–12:25Midwest Orchid Conservation Initiative
Melissa Curran, Environmental Scientist/Botanist, Stantec
1:25–2:15Sax-Zim Bog: Vegetative Responses to Hydrology Restoration
Deric Deuschle, Senior Biologist, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)
2:35–3:30Saving Minnesota’s Prairie Butterflies
Erik Runquist, Butterfly Conservation Biologist, Minnesota Zoo
3:30-4:00The Felton Prairie—Could we recreate it?
Robert Dana, Entomologist/Prairie Ecologist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Where to Park: Symposium participants should park in the Arboretum’s main lot. The standard gate fee will be waived for attendees.

How to Get There: Nine miles west of I-494 on State Hwy. 5; 4 miles west of Chanhassen on Hwy. 5; and ¼ mile west of the intersection of State Hwy. 41 on Hwy 5.

Questions Directed to: Shirley Mah Kooyman, smkooyman@gmail.com 763-559-3114

Download the 2017 MNNPS Symposium Registration form


Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr.
Chaska, MN 55318 United States
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