May 28, 2019
Streamside Management Workshop
Greenland Community Center, 170 N Letitia Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
When: Saturday, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
RSVP: Please RSVP by contacting Melissa Welch at 479-750-8007 or email@example.com.
Participants will learn how to establish and increase the health of their vegetation along streams and rivers to prevent land loss and slow down erosion. Experts from the Watershed Conservation Resource Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will present topics ranging from stream basics and gravel management to the permitting process and financial assistance programs. Participants who ordered trees and shrubs through the Beaver Watershed Alliance's Free Tree and Shrub program will be able to pick up their plants to take home after the program. This is a FREE program and lunch will be provided. The Streamside Management Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 9:00 AM at the Greenland Community Center, located at 170 N Letitia Ave, Fayetteville, AR. Please RSVP by contacting Melissa Welch at 479-750-8007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dr. Dustin Lynch, Aquatic Biologist, AR Natural Heritage Commission, will discuss the commission’s work to protect the plants and animals along Arkansas’s waterways. His comments regarding the presentation:
The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission has been working since 1973 to conserve Arkansas’s natural communities and the rare, threatened, and endangered species that comprise them. Out of the 972 rare species of plants and animals that ANHC currently tracks, 291 species (around 30%) are primarily aquatic for all or part of their life cycle. In the first part of my presentation, I will provide an overview of ANHC’s role in protection of our state’s aquatic resources, including examples of imperiled aquatic species in different ecoregions and the unique conservation challenges facing them. In the second part of my presentation, I will explore a variety of species from the major taxonomic groups that make up life in an Ozark Highland stream such as the Buffalo River. I will take the audience on a photographic tour of such groups as darters, madtoms, crayfish, salamanders, and mayflies as we learn about the unique and amazing species that call our Ozark streams home.