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Nature preserve proposal presentation

  1. 1. Grand Valley Audubon Nature PreservePresentation by Bill Noble, GVAS Preserve DirectorThursday, April 25, 2013
  2. 2. ConceptsShallow EcologyvsDeep EcologyThursday, April 25, 2013
  3. 3. WhatHistory of the AreaWindow lake, gravel pitMature Cottonwoods to Fremont,others introduced (Deltoides)100 year+ old Cottonwoods, afew 25 year to thousands ofCottonwood seedlings after theflood of 2011Native and invasive speciesThursday, April 25, 2013
  4. 4. Fremont Cottonwood CatkinsThursday, April 25, 2013
  5. 5. FencingCottonwoodsThursday, April 25, 2013
  6. 6. When & WhereTimeline100 yearsMaintenanceInitially intensive, minimal as the environment stabilizesThursday, April 25, 2013
  7. 7. WhyA Work in Progress - Grand Valley Audubon Society’s Gift to AllA major educational showcase for GVAS providing ongoing documentation ofecological succession and the hows and whys of the restoration process in this raredesert river ecosystemFocus: Bird species & their survival interdependenciesThursday, April 25, 2013
  8. 8. What & HowI. Outdoors• Officially DesignatedNational Audubon SocietyField DemonstrationResearch Laboratory• Periodic assessment andreview of progress• Incorporatedemonstration areaswithin the PreserveThursday, April 25, 2013
  9. 9. What & HowI. Online• Nature’s Gift’s Blog:Documentation and lively forum for practical learning at all levels• Includes book lists, links, training videosThursday, April 25, 2013
  10. 10. Who• Looking forCollaboratorsI am inviting feedbackby all, including expertsand academics in thefield of ecology.Interested people of anyeducational level arewelcome. Various ideaswill be heartilyentertained and tested.Thursday, April 25, 2013
  11. 11. Closing Thoughts & QuestionsAs an invasive species, how does homo sapiens fit into this plan?Thursday, April 25, 2013
  12. 12. Pied-billed GrebeThursday, April 25, 2013
  13. 13. BulrushesThursday, April 25, 2013
  14. 14. HarrierThursday, April 25, 2013
  15. 15. Thursday, April 25, 2013

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