Summary: Vernal Pools of the Northeast: Ecology and Conservation
Hopkins Memorial Forest -- Friday, February 29th
--A workshop for students, teachers, landowners, managers and anyone with a keen interest in wetlands
and natural history.
Featured Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Colburn Aquatic Ecologist at Harvard Forest and author of "Vernal Pools:
Natural History and Conservation"
2:00 Welcome: Introductions and goals of workshop--Drew Jones
2:15 Vernal Pool Ecology--Dr. Elizabeth Colburn
Origins, Characteristics and Life Cycle of Vernal Pools
Habitat variables and hydro-period effects on biotic communities
Life histories of major taxa
3:00 Vernal Pool Conservation -- discussion Dr. Colburn
Vernal Pools in the landscape context
Best management practices
Issues in V.P. conservation