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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sandplain Grasslands

Sandplain grasslands are exemplary plant biodiversity hotspots in the Northeast, and Massachusetts has many of the best remaining examples of these delightful ecosystems. These grasslands require careful management, whether they are privately owned or owned and protected by conservation organizations. Ecologist Christopher Neill will lead a walk through Cape Cod's largest sandplain grassland, located at the Crane Wildlife Management Area, a botanically rich and visually stunning site. Crane WMA is a prominent example of successful efforts to protect and expand sandplain grassland with management by fire, mowing, and mechanical clearing of woody vegetation. Neill will detail his recent efforts to create a Sandplain Grassland Network of grassland managers and researchers to share experiences, case studies, and management techniques.

Date/time detailsSunday, July 12, 2020, 1-3 p.m.
LocationCrane Wildlife Management Area, Falmouth, MA
Program codeFDT9010
Fee$30 (Members)/$36 (Nonmembers)
InstructorChristopher Neill
CertificateField: Advanced, Botany
CosponsorWoods Hole Research Center

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