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Austin – Happy Hour: Learn about ecological restoration from an expert!
August 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Save Barton Creek Association for our monthly happy hour speaker series! Every month we host a different environmental expert to share their expertise, from sustainable living to developing policy, you’ll walk away with new connections and valuable information!
This month, we are honored to host David Mahler from Environmental Survey Consulting, an expert in ecological restoration. David was a charter member of the Society for Ecological Restoration and served on the first Board of Directors. He is a current member of both SER and Texas SER and is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner.
David will present on the “Restoration of Grasslands in the Midwest and Texas: Then and Now” including concepts, projects, and the hands-on processes of restoration. Restoration was “invented” by Ted Sperry and Aldo Leopold in 1936 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum. The first prairie restoration in Texas was started about 50 years ago by Mickey and Bob Burleson on their 500-acre reclaimed cotton field northeast of Temple. Environmental Survey Consulting began their Wild Basin restoration in 1984. Restoration is now a major component of contemporary efforts to save, protect and manage conservation lands throughout the world.
We can’t wait to see you on August 12th at The Tavern from 6:30-8:30 PM!