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Habitat Restoration Ecology: Theory and Practice in Agroforestry

October 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am - October 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm



Saturday and Sunday, October 28th and 29th

INSTRUCTORS: Abel Kloster and Steve Braun

This workshop will cover the principles of habitat restoration in streams, oak woodlands, and riparian forests from holistic perspectives rooted in the most current ecological best practices. We will tour on-going restoration projects in Aprovecho’s waterways and oak woodlands and restoration practices including check dam installation, oak woodland stewardship, and riparian revegetation will be applied in each of these systems. We will also discuss current funding sources and regional organizations that can assist landowners with their restoration projects. This course is relevant for professionals, students and landowners.  Improve our watershed, get your hands a little dirty, and leave with a concrete framework and strategies for restoring your creek or forest.

LOCATION: Aprovecho Campus

TUITION: Early Bird (Registered/Paid by September 28th) $100; After September 28th $125; Last Minute (after September 14th): $150


13087891_10206632802394995_6827916490246185013_nABOUT ABEL: A fourth generation Oregon native, Abel is well acquainted with the forests,  fields, and people of the Pacific Northwest where he has farmed, tended land, and indulged in the culture for many years.  Abel has been Aprovecho’s Land Steward since 2006.  He co-teaches and directs Aprovecho’ Permaculture programs and oversees the stewardship of Aprovecho’s 40 acre land trust  In addition to his work with Aprovecho, Abel is on the board of Agriculture and Community Land Trust and co-owner of Resilience Permaculture Design, a whole systems design firm specializing in farm and forestry planning and ecological restoration.  Abel has a B.S. degree in Land Stewardship for Sustainable Communities from Humboldt State University and is currently pursuing a masters in agroforestry from the University of Missouri. He received a certificate of Permaculture Design from Douglas and Sam Bullock of Orcas Island, Washington.  He also holds advanced Permaculture certificates in Permaculture Aid, Permaculture Earthworks, Optical Surveying, and Keyline Design.

IMG_2414ABOUT STEVE: Steve Braun, PhD, is an environmental scientist, educator, brewer, and naturalist. He is the founder of Old Growth Ales, Director of Aprovecho Center for Research and Education in Sustainability, and provides leadership in Oregon’s robust environmental education movement. He currently serves on the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program Council and leads two educational research teams supporting the implementation of Outdoor School for All here in Oregon. A former land steward with The Nature Conservancy, restoration ecologist and education specialist, he has worked on several grant teams including those funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Forest Service, the National Science Foundation, the Gray Family Foundation and Americorps. He has authored publications in the Green Teacher and Environmental Education Research. He has been brewing for over 15 years – combining herbalism and zymurgy to teach ecology and share botanic ales with Old Growth Ales.

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October 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am
October 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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