Ecological Restoration for Coastal Habitats


May 07, 2013 - May 09, 2013


Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 149 Waquoit Hwy., Waquoit MA 02536.


Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve


This dynamic three day workshop will go deep into the principles and practices of ecological restoration starting with an examination of why we restore impaired ecosystems and the ecological, personal, cultural and socioeconomic values that restoration fulfills. Combining classroom and hands-on learning techniques, the workshop will unpack the various steps involved in ecological restoration projects from design to implementation and evaluation. Case studies and field trips will be used to illustrate and elaborate on concepts presented. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and lessons, receive technical input on planned restoration efforts, and observe/participate in an actual restoration action at the workshop site. At the end of the workshop participants will be better equipped to plan and contribute to successful restoration efforts in their area. Registration is required. There is a cost of $65 (includes food, materials and Ecological Restoration book).