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Introduction to Identification and Ecology of San Francisco Estuary Tidal...

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Romberg Tiburon Center, classroom in Admin Bldg.

3152 Paradise Drive

Tiburon, CA 94920

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Training Objectives:

Introduce students and practitioners to recognition and identification of representative wetland plant species in the San Francisco Bay tidal and brackish marshes,

Provide introductory background on major wetland types of the Bay Area and their ecological characteristics, including physical and biological wetland process, dynamics and environmental setting

Recognition of major families and genera of wetland plants, and identification of species

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This introduction to the botany of San Francisco Bay tidal marshes provides basic skills for recognition and identification of the majority of plant genera and species in the San Francisco Estuary’s tidal brackish and salt marshes, and their terrestrial transition zones (ecotones), as well as a primer on the basic ecology of many species. The workshop does not presume technical knowledge of plant morphology and terminology needed to work taxonomic keys, but emphasizes visual understanding of diagnostic traits specific to tidal marsh plant genera, using photographs of plants in growing in variable environments, as well as some live specimens. The species covered will include both native and non-native tidal marsh plants, and many selected uncommon to rare plants. Basic ecology reviewed will include geomorphic settings, environmental tolerances, plant associations and interactions, reproduction, dispersal, establishment, and growth. The workshop is aimed at resource managers, regulatory agency staff, naturalists, amateur botanists, and students and whose expertise is either outside classical botany, or who know tidal marsh plants primarily from other regions.

Led by Peter Baye, PhD

Peter Baye has investigated coastal wetlands, beaches, and dunes since 1975, and has worked on conservation of San Francisco Bay wetlands since 1991, after receiving his Ph.D. in Plant Sciences from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He worked on regulatory wetland restoration projects at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and endangered species planning and regulation at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, from 1991 to 2002. He was an active participant in the San Francisco Bay Wetlands Ecosystem Goals Project, and prepared the administrative draft of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s tidal marsh recovery plan. He is currently an independent consulting plant ecologist, specializing in endangered species recovery, wetland restoration, invasive plant management, and native vegetation management.

FAQs:

What are my transport/parking options getting to the training?

This is training will be a combination of lecture, discussion and lab.

What do I need to bring?

Water bottle, sunscreen, hat, shoes that can get muddy, and lunch.

Binoculars, hand lens and/or camera are nice to have but not needed.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Program Coordinator-Aimee Good, wetlands@sfsu.edu, 415-819-2073

What is the refund policy?

If you cancel prior to 10/16/17, registration fees will be refunded. We cannot refund registration fees for cancellation after this date. However, please let us know if you cannot attend, so others have the opportunity to register. If you pre-register but do not pay by 10/16/17, 5 p.m., we cannot guarantee your spot. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event should we receive insufficient registration by 10/13/17. In that event we cancel the training we will remit a full refund.


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