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Plant Communities of the Garden State / Bergen-Passaic Chapter Meeting

December 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

This talk, presented by Kristina Necovska, will survey the plant communities native to New Jersey, both common ones and ones that are unique to our state. From High Point to Cape May, New Jersey is home to some unique assemblages of plants and is an important center of biodiversity in the Northeastern United States. This program will help you appreciate your home state’s native plant and animal communities and learn about publicly available tools and data you can use to help you in your research and garden planning.

Kristina Necovska is a cartographer and field botanist. She holds a BA from Muhlenberg College with post-graduate certification in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State University. Some highlights of her environmental career include developing technical tools for watershed modeling for UNDP Western Balkan, and wetlands monitoring and surveying for invasive plants in Somerset and Hunterdon counties. She has expanded New Jersey’s records of native and invasive plant distribution by submitting vouchers to the Rutgers University Chrysler Herbarium and to the NJDEP Natural Resources Heritage Program.

Kristina is currently employed as a GIS Specialist at Ridgewood Water, a large water utility in Bergen County, where she performs geographic analyses for the utility and for the Village of Ridgewood.

Register for the Zoom meeting here.