Appalachian Cove Virtual Series – Aquatic Biodiversity webinar
November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This webinar is the last in a series that replaces an original event entitled Mountain Cove Forest Management and Conservation in the Central Appalachians. That original event will not be held due to Covid-19.
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Aquatic biodiversity in Appalachian coves
November 6, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
Approved for 1 CFE credit from SAF. WV Master Logger program credits pending.
The Central Appalachian ecoregion hosts a diverse abundance of plant and animal species. Additionally, this region is said to have the richest temperate freshwater systems across the globe. In this webinar we will look at the richness of the region through the lens of the Cheat River in West Virginia. We will be joined by Madison Ball with Friends of the Cheat for the bulk of the presentations. We will also have an additional special guest speaker, Jeremy McGill from West Virginia Division of Forestry, to speak about silviculture BMPs.
Speaker bio: Madison Ball received her B.S. degree in 2014 in Natural Resource Management, and shortly thereafter moved to Bartow, WV to serve as a Watershed and Fisheries AmeriCorps with the Monongahela National Forest for two years. She also served as a Watershed Technician for WV Trout Unlimited & the US Forest Service, and was a seasonal Environmental Educator with Experience Learning (formerly The Mountain Institute) at Spruce Knob, WV. Madison began her time with FOC as the Monitoring Coordinator in 2018, and was promoted to Restoration Program Manager in 2019, where the program has expanded to include ecological restoration activities such as riparian reforestation and aquatic organism passage improvements.