Eighth Western Native Plant Conference

Start Date: November 12, 2019
Location: Olympia, WA

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

8:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00   Welcome and IntroductionsDiane Haase, Western Nursery Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR
9:10   Growing Wild Plants: Philosophy and PracticeNed McGinely, Sound Native Plants, Olympia, WA
9:45   Climate Influences Range and Phenology of Northwest Shrub SpeciesConnie Harrington, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA
10:20   Break
10:50   Long-Term Management Impacts on Plant Communities in Upland Prairies in the Willamette ValleyMatt Bahm, Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis, OR
11:25   If You Build It, Will They Come? The Effects of Plant Restoration on Pollinator Diversity in Willamette Valley/Puget Trough PrairiesSusan Waters, Center for Natural Lands Management, Olympia, WA
12:00   Lunch (included with registration)
1:15   Seed Propagation Using an Oxygenated Water BathDerek Tilley, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen, ID
1:50   Outcomes of Post-Fire Seeding Experiments Using Native Seed Mixes in the Great BasinJeff Ott, USDA Forest Service, Boise, ID
2:25   Expanding the Conservation Portfolio: Reintroducing Native Plants to Working Lands in Western WashingtonSarah Hamman, Center for Natural Lands Management, Olympia, WA
3:00   Break
3:30   Native Plant Curriculum for Middle and High School StudentsTyler Knapp, Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis, OR
4:05   Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Seed Technology for Direct Seeding In Forests and RangelandsTiffani Manteuffel-Ross, DroneSeed, Seattle, WA
4:40 Adjourn

Thursday, November 14, 2019

8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:15   What’s Luck Got to Do with It? Rollin’ on the Restoration RiverLee Riley, USDA Forest Service, Cottage Grove, OR
8:50   Role of the Plot-Sized Farmer in Native Seed ProductionSierra Smith, Center for Natural Lands Management, Olympia, WA
9:25   Establishing Habitat for Honeybee Health and ConservationAshley Baird, Beecoming Project, Portland, OR
10:00   Break
10:30   Determining the Scale of Local Adaptation: What Can We Learn From A Large-Scale Reciprocal Transplant Study of an Important Restoration Grass Species?Francis Kilkenny, USDA Forest Service, Boise, ID
11:05   ‘Restoring’ for Future Climates: Plant Population Dynamics Across a Latitudinal Gradient in a Climate Manipulation ExperimentPaul Reed, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
11:40   Combining Nitrogen and Rhizobia to Improve Nursery Growth of Nitrogen-Fixing PlantsKas Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID
12:15   Lunch (included with registration)
1:30   Teaching, Growing, Restoring: Developing Vocational Curricula for Adults in Custody Involved in Sagebrush ProductionDionné Mejia, Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis, OR
2:05   Grasses as Invasive SpeciesClay Antieau, City of Seattle
2:40   Adjourn

About the Conference
The conference will be held at the Hotel RL, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000.