Creating the Case for Habitat in Rights-of-Way--Restoration & Natural Management Seminar

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Event was postponed due to inclement weather, and January 25 is the make-up date.

Please join us as the Tallgrass Prairie Center's 2018 Restoration & Management Seminar Series gets underway with a talk by Dr. Kristine Nemec, who will present “Creating the Case for Habitat in Rights-of-Way.” In her talk, Nemec will discuss the use of a decision support tool that addresses the benefits and barriers of pollinator habitat in utility and transportation rights-of-way.

Kristine Nemec manages the integrated roadside vegetation management program at the UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, providing training and education for Iowa's county roadside programs, and conducting outreach to raise awareness of IRVM. Previously she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, where she developed and implemented ecosystem restoration plans, and the U.S.D.A. Agricultural Research Service in Brookings, South Dakota where she researched pollinator use of biofuel oilseed crops. Kristine received a B.S. in Environmental Studies (1999) and an M.A. in Biology (2003) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2012).

The public is welcome to attend this free event.

For more information about the 2018 Restoration and Natural Management Seminar Series or the  UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, please contact Staci Mueller at 319-273-3866 or .