Western Section Workshop- CA Botany for Wildlifers
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About The Event
Through lecture and field outings, our goal is to equip the wildlife biologist with a more comprehensive understanding of their own field by exploring the basics of botany. We will practice habitat mapping, discuss the ins and outs of regulation, and explore resources available to biologists interested in plants. You’ll get a crash course in invasive species, terms to describe plants you don’t know, and leave with an appreciation of how plants can enrich wildlife surveys.
Workshop Registration includes one participant spot for the class, handouts, and a welcome dinner. All meals are included. We will travel to field sites using participant vehicles. Lodging can be provided for an additional fee (see below).
This workshop is aimed towards consultants, researchers, and agency biologists with little to moderate understanding of botany. Information will be most applicable within the California Floristic Province, but the skills obtained can be used anywhere in California, Nevada, Oregon, or Baja.
You do not need to have prior coursework in botany, but knowledge of ecology and habitats is recommended.