IRC’s Chief Conservation Strategist, George Gann, presents a talk as a featured speaker during the 2018 FNPS Conference titled ‘The Promise (and some perils) of Ecological Restoration’ on Friday, May 18th. The talk was well attended and resulted in a great discussion with the attendees about ecological restoration, global restoration initiatives, and more. To view the presentation, click here.
IRC’s Field Biologist, Michelle Smith, presents a poster at the 2018 FNPS Conference titled ‘Restoring Pine Rocklands’ on Friday, May 18th. Michelle discussed with attendees about IRC’s work with other agencies to restore and manage Pine Rockland habitats in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. To view the poster, click here.
IRC’s Field Biologist, Alexander Blochel, presents a poster at the 2018 FNPS Conference titled ‘Pineland Croton, Croton linearis’ on Friday, May 18th. Alex discussed with attendees about IRC’s work with the USFWS Cooperative Recovery Initiative to prevent the extinction of Bartram’s scrub-hairstreak (Strymon acis bartrami) and Florida leafwing (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) butterflies in the lower Florida Keys. To view the poster, click here.
Thank you to those who came out to our private pine rockland volunteer day on May 11th! Hosted by the private pine rockland owners, our two field biologists, Alex Blochel & M ichelle Smith, worked with the volunteers to pull and bag oyster plant, cut Gold Goast jasmine, and cut large oak trees to open up the area.
We bagged approximately 10 bags of oyster plant! Thank you to the owners for allowing us to host this volunteer day and a special thanks to our board member Patty Phares for joining us! For more pictures from the volunteer day, click here.