First Indiana Intrastate Stewardship Gathering August 16-18

First Indiana Intrastate Stewardship Gathering
Hosted by NICHES Land Trust
August 16-18, 2016
Ross Hills Tippecanoe County Indiana

August 16
1-1:30 PM Overview of the Ross Hills Landscape and orientation to the area (Gus Nyberg)
1:30-2:30 PM Invasive species mapping and use of smart phone apps (Ellen Jacquart)
2:30-5 PM Mapping of Japanese Stilt Grass in the greater Ross Hills Landscape (small groups)
Get settled, make camp and eat dinner
7 PM Controlled burning: how do we get move fire safely on the ground in Indiana (group discussion of needs, limitations, partnership opportunities)

August 17
9 AM –noon Japanese Stilt grass control in the greater Ross Hills
1 – 4 PM Japanese stilt grass control
4 – 5 PM mapping of area covered by groups
7 PM further discussion of fire or invasive species and how organizations can collaborate more effectively

August 18
9 AM Usefulness of gathering for participants? Plan next meeting if group desires
10- 12PM Field trips to local NICHES sites to oak woodland recovery or sand barrens restoration
Head for home.
Ross Hills Camp is a modern campground managed by the Tippecanoe County Parks Department. We have a cluster of camp sites together for our use. No cost to participants.
Please RSVP to Gus Nyberg gnyberg@nicheslandtrust.org 765-423-1605 by July 22

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