• Coastal Prairies Restoration Practitioners Forum

Coastal Prairies Restoration Practitioners Forum


Program Overview

The UH Coastal Center and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are co-hosting a coastal prairie restoration forum designed for decision-making restoration practitioners.  Attendees will be able to listen to presentations from professionals and participate in discussions on topics focused on control of specific species of non-native brush and trees, grasses, and sedges.  Additional topics include the next steps in restoration after initial treatments, the sources for Texas prairie restoration funding, and effective monitoring strategies for the validation of restoration progress.  The forum is structured to allow information exchange among attendees and between attendees and presenters. 

An important part of this forum is the opportunity for attendees to discuss restoration strategies at meeting sites where prairie restoration and management are in progress.  The 925-acre UH Coastal Center, located in La Marque, Texas, has 190 acres under active management and additional acreage scheduled for restoration.  It is the home of the Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education.  A tour of the facility is scheduled for Day 1 of the forum, followed by a dinner and social where attendees can continue the information exchange with fellow practitioners.  After the presentations conclude on Day 2, we will have lunch at the nearby Texas City Preserve managed by the Texas Nature Conservancy, followed by a tour of their coastal prairie.

Registration will be capped at 40 people due to space constraints and the goal of promoting interaction between presenters, attendees, and to facilitate effective field tours.

Lodging is available approximately two miles from the UH Coastal Center. 


Schedule

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Noon - 1:00 PM          Welcome and sign-in

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM     Presentations and Discussion and Break

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM     Field Tour at UH Coastal Center

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM     Social and Dinner on-site

Thursday, April 21, 2022

8:30 AM- 9:00 AM      Coffee, juice, and pastries

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM   Presentations and Discussion and Break

After 12:15 PM            Lunch and Field Tour at Texas Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Preserve located 8.5 miles from UH Coastal Center


Pricing

$40.00/person includes registration for both days of forum, Wednesday Social & Dinner, and Thursday lunch.

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