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February Webinar – Vernal Pool Construction and Restoration with Tom Biebighauser

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February 21 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Vernal pools provide critical breeding habitat to frogs, toads, and salamanders across North America. Tom Biebighauser will describe the highly successful techniques he has developed for restoring vernal pools that look and function like natural wetlands. You’ll meet dedicated individuals across the United States and Canada who are building vernal pools to provide habitat for pollinators and rare species of animals at schools, on rangeland, in forests, fields, and on mined land.

Tom Biebighauser has restored over 2,900 wetlands and streams across 26-States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Taiwan since 1979. He has developed highly effective and low-cost techniques for building wetlands and streams that clean runoff, control flooding, recharge groundwater, and provide critical habitat for endangered and threatened plants and animals. Tom retired from the US Forest Service in 2013, after working 34-years as a Wildlife Biologist where he initiated wetland and stream restoration programs across the United States. Having built over 1,400-dams, he has since decommissioned over 300-dams. Tom instructs a Graduate-level class on Wetland Design at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering, along with classes at the University of Alberta and the British Columbia Institute Technology. He has written 4-books about wetland restoration, and continues to restore over 100-wetlands and streams each year.

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4WQgnamrQFuE1CVcjcHEfw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.