Monday, March 10, 2014

River Course Comes to Valle Crucis

River Course 131: Assessment and Identification of Riparian Vegetation
Valle Crucis Conference Center
Hwy 194, Valle Crucis, NC 28691
June 16-17, 2014
This two-day course will introduce students to vegetation assessment of riparian areas along streams that will potentially be restored. Existing riparian condition will be examined and discussed in both classroom and field settings. Topics will include stream bank stability from a vegetative perspective, evaluation of current plant inventory, invasive vegetation issues, and potential planting constraints. Identification of common riparian plants of North Carolina will also be discussed during field sessions. Students will be given handouts with information on how to identify individual riparian plants.
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