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The Black Hills Area Botany & Ecology Workshop will be
  • The afternoon of Thursday, March 17 will be all online (via zoom) and will feature contributed talks.
  • The morning of Friday, March 18 will be online and in-person at the Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City. It will feature a symposium on Climate Resilience and Adaptation and symposium-related breakout-group discussions.

Finally, as a heads up, participation in each part of the workshop will require pre-registration (still no fee!) to help the planning committee prepare technology- and safety-wise –  See hyperlink for registration – https://tnc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrd-2ppz8uGdYKxZvbihxzfVGLHKMHzIj9 


Black Hills Area Botany & Ecology Workshop

March 17 & 18, 2022




Contributed Talks (Thursday, March 17; Zoom only)

12:30     Symstad – Welcome and logistics

12:35     Blodgett – First report of Diplodia shoot blight and canker disease on ponderosa pine in Wyoming

12:50     Heidel – Plant diversity of the National Park System in the Black Hills

  1:10     Latvis – Biodiversity assembly and maintenance in an “Island in the Plains”: Proposed research on disjunct Black Hills species

  1:25     BREAK

  1:35     Brown – Nature-based solutions for improving riparian health and resilience

  1:55     Krueger – Revising the Black Hills NF Forest Plan

    2:20    Porensky – Increased precipitation variability causes boom-bust cycles in invasive annual grasses, while increasingly stressed perennials persist

  2:40     BREAK

  2:50     Ott – Prescribed fire effects on soil nutrient availability in mixed-grass prairie and sagebrush steppe-prairie ecotone

    3:10    Bachle – Grassland wildfires: How do fuel loads impact air and soil temperatures?

  3:25     Symstad – Grass leaf development following prescribed fire

    3:40    Adjourn



Climate Adaptation Symposium & World Café (Friday, March 18; Zoom and in-person)

  8:30     Symstad – Welcome and logistics

  8:35     Akyüz – Climate trends and projections

  9:05     Ott – National Climate Assessment, Northern Great Plains region

  9:35     Newman – RADical responses to ecological change in a transforming world

10:05     BREAK

10:15     Timberlake – Climate change vulnerability briefs to support forest plan revision on the Black Hills National Forest

11:00     Herrmann – Healthy soils are resilient to climate change

11:20     Welling – Management perspectives on the RAD framework

11:40     BREAK

11:50     Climate Resilience small-group discussion session 1 (within “agency”)

12:15     Climate Resilience small-group discussion session 2 (across “agency”)