16th Annual Land Ethics Symposium
Thursday, March 10, 2016
8 am - 4:30 pm
Delaware Valley University
Life Sciences Bldg
Delaware Valley University
16th Annual Land Ethics Symposium Registration
8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Book Sale
8:45 am Welcome
9:00 am Most Everything I Learned About Streams Over 37 Years In 55 Minutes
10:00 am Sustainable Stormwater Techniques:
Reconnecting Soils, Water, and Vegetation – Michele Adams
This presentation will share recent case studies of projects that have achieved a sustainable approach to stormwater management through practices focusing on landscape restoration, healthy soils, water reuse, and integrated stormwater systems,
including several LEED and SITES projects. Projects will include institutional, education,
commercial, and residential examples, as well as urban area retrofit projects. Recent data on the stormwater performance of soils and vegetation will be shared.
11:00 am Beverage Break and Book Sale
11:20 am Preserving, Reusing and Recycling Urban Soil – James Urban
Preserve, reuse and recycle, in that order, is the core principle of sustainability. But what about those nasty urban soils? When we throw them away and import mostly sand ‘manufactured soils’ or plant on soils with significant problems without fixing them. There is a middle ground where we can use these soils with minimal effort. This session will explore how to identify and alter degraded soils to embrace this option.
12:20 pm Lunch and Book Sale
1:45 pm Land Ethics Award Presentation
2:00 pm Pink Hill: Restoring and Sustaining the John J. Tyler Arboretum’s Ancient Grassland - Mike Kartowski & Roger Latham
Serpentine barrens are globally rare ecosystems and hotspots for biodiversity, including many imperiled species. Of nearly 40 locations described a century ago in the eastern U.S. less than 20 remain; all have lost species due to habitat shrinkage. Tyler’s Pink
Hill is renowned as a “serpentine barren” yet this ancient grassland is anything but barren. Hear about the barrens’ origins, their links to continental collision, extinct megafauna, and Native American prehistory, and what Tyler is doing to restore and
sustain this geological, ecological and cultural treasure.
3:00 pm Break and Book Sale
3:15 pm Challenge and Opportunity: Blending Aesthetics and Ecology to Create a Teachable Landscape - A. Miles Arnott & Michael DeVos
Discover the valuable lessons learned during the design/build process responsible for creating the new pond habitat at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Miles and Mike will present client vision and concerns and contractor solutions as they explore the logistical and aesthetic challenges of designing a functional aquatic ecosystem within the context of a historic park. From spring peepers to hurricanes, learn about the “give and take” needed for a successful design/build project.
4: 15 pm Closing Remarks
Registration Deadline March 2nd, 2016
Registration Cost $179 / $99 for Full-time Student
This Symposium is eligible for 5 PCH CEUs.
For more information and to register, click here: 16TH ANNUAL LAND ETHICS SYMPOSIUM
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