2016 Intertribal Nursery Council Annual Meeting

Agenda
Start Date: October 12, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites - Buffalo, New York

Wednesday, October 12

8:30 Welcome and Elder Blessing – Jeremiah Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID; TBA, Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI), Cattaragus, NY

9:00 Round Robin Introductions

9:20 Native Plants on Seneca Nation  – Ken Parker, SNI, Cattaragus, NY

9:35 Cultural LandscapesJay Toth, Cattaragus, NY

9:55 Clear Creek waterline: protection to restorationShannon Seneca, SNI, Cattaragus, NY

10:15 Saving our seeds: 2016 summer internship Denise Kasprzak, Rebecca Edler, Enos Anton, Ciara Powless – College of Menominee Nation, Sustainable Development Institute, Keshena, WI

10:35 Break

11:00 Bureau of Land Management and Duck Valley greenhouses: overview and update on a successful partnership  Susan Filkins, Kenneth Pete, Jr., BLM, Owyhee, NV

11:20 Tribal nursery and US Fish and Wildlife collaboration for habitat restorationJeff Everett, USFWS, Portland, OR

11:40 Ancestral Lands, a conservation corps program model empowering Native youth to lead our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being: Diné and Acoma Pueblo programs Andrea Stanley, Aaron Lowden, Southwest Conservation Corps, NM

12:20 Lunch

1:30 Tour departure

Visit 2 restoration sites in Erie County Vicky Haas, Erie County, Buffalo, NY

Clear Creek restoration site (Seneca Nation Territory) Shannon Seneca, SNI, Cattaragus, NY

Seneca Nation Administration Building native plant landscapingKen Parker, SNI, Cattaragus, NY

5:30 Traditional Dinner (included with registration)

7:00 Depart back to Hotel

Thursday, October 13

8:30 Reduce the risk of introducing plant pathogens into nursery stock and the subsequent outplanting into habitat restoration sitesKaren Suslow, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

9:30 Preparing for the future impacts of Emerald Ash Borer – Multi Level Planning Les Benedict, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Awkwesasne, NY

10:00 Break

10:20 Native plant traits: beautiful adaptations, regional realitites – Dan Segal, The Plantsmen Nursery, Groton, NY

10:40 Sustainable harvesting of culturally-significant plant species: Cherokee and Maliseet examplesMichelle Baumfleck, Tommy Cabe, James Chamberlain, & John Munsell, Virginia Tech, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, & USFS

11:10 Using a bulk soil moisture sensor in small pots to control greenhouse irrigation Steven Link, Patrick Mills, & Rodney Skeen, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, OR

11:30 Regulating seed moisture for optimal germination and storage Bob Karrfalt, US Forest Service, Dry Branch, GA

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Tour departure to Niagara Falls

5:00 Return to hotel

About the Conference
2016 marks the 16th annual Intertribal Nursery Council (INC) meeting. We are pleased to announce this year’s gathering will be hosted by the Seneca Nation of Indians. The event will be held 12-13 Oct, in Buffalo, New York.
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