08 May 2011

Plant Stewardship Index Class

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Using the Plant Stewardship Index

Leslie Sauer Founding Partner, Andropogon Associates, Ltd.

Friday May 20 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $125 (includes lunch)

Restoring and managing degraded natural areas is of growing importance to sustaining our environment. This workshop focuses on using the Plant Stewardship Index (PSI) Program as a working tool for documenting and guiding our management efforts. This method is scientifically-based and comparable over time. Using the PSI webpage and illustrated with case studies, workshop topics include baseline monitoring, management monitoring, choosing appropriate species for restoration, evaluating exclosures, trail siting and planting monitoring.

PSI is also useful for municipal and agency applications such as evaluating land exchanges, protocols for mitigation and easement maintenance. Special attention will be given to contracting opportunities for management applications. Leslie has been instrumental in developing the Plant Stewardship Index Program at Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve.

This course carries 5.5 CEU’s for ISA arborists.

To register online: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_arboriculture.shtml

or call the Morris Arboretum at 215-247-5777 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            215-247-5777      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, ext. 125 or 156

Visit us on the web: www.morrisarboretum.org

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