2018 Symposium
Restoration in a Changing Climate: Adapting Practices to Meet Long-term Goals

Tuesday, April 10, 2018Dogwood growing in parched site
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Reception to follow: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture – NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105


Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Symposium Announcement (PDF)

Program Agenda (PDF)

Numerous management guidelines suggest incorporating climate change effects into planning and design of ecological restoration projects. This provides practitioners with challenges of balancing multiple sometimes conflicting goals in actionable restoration design. Practitioners learn by case studies, the application of ecological science and study. This symposium will provide examples of how general guidelines for climate change adaptation were incorporated into existing projects in the Pacific Northwest. While introducing their local restoration projects, practitioners will highlight which pertinent questions of restoration and adaptation they have addressed and conclude with take-home messages for the practitioner community on how to transfer their experience to related settings.

Speakers include:

  • David L. Peterson, Professor | University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Roger Fuller, Ecosystem Ecologist | Western Washington University, Huxley College of the Environment
  • Brett Shattuck, Restoration Ecologist, and Phillip North, Conservation Scientist | The Tulalip Tribes
  • Matt Distler, Staff Ecologist and Restoration Coordinator | Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center
  • Steven Seefeldt, PhD, Assistant Research Faculty | WSU-Mount Vernon NW Research and Extension Center

Professional Credits Pending: APLD, ASLA, CPH, ecoPRO, NALP/WALP, ASCA, SER CERP, ISA

Contacturbhort@uw.edu / 206-685-8033








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