Tallgrass Prairie Center offers restoration and natural management seminars

January 3, 2018
Contact: 

Staci Mueller, outreach coordinator, Tallgrass Prairie Center, 319-273-3866, staci.mueller@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a series of restoration and natural management seminars in 2018.

The first seminar will feature Kristine Nemec, who will present “Creating the Case for Habitat in Rights-of-Way” at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11. In her talk, Nemec will discuss the use of a decision support tool that addresses the benefits and barriers of pollinator habitat in utility and transportation rights-of-way.

Nemec manages the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program, which is in its 30th year at UNI. Nemec is also an active participant of the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group, which is facilitated by the Energy Resource Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Other topics of this four-part series, which is scheduled January-April, include wetland mitigation, habitat establishment and maintenance, and landscaping with native plants. All seminars will be held at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, located at 2412 W. 27th Street, Cedar Falls.

For more information, contact Staci Mueller, outreach coordinator at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, at staci.mueller@uni.edu, or find complete details at tallgrassprairiecenter.org.