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MPF Webinar: Ecology & Management of Missouri’s Woodland Communities

In this presentation, learn about woodland natural communities and their ecological and historical attributes from MDC Natural Community Ecologist Mike Leahy, and learn the nuts and bolts of restoration and management practices that help keep woodland communities healthy and intact from MDC Natural History Biologist Susan Farrington.

Susan Farrington is a Natural History Biologist in the Ozark Region for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Formerly she was a Community Plant Ecologist with the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem. She spends much of her time restoring glades and woodlands in the Ozarks, leading prescribed burns and fighting the exotic invasive species that threaten our natural communities. 

Mike Leahy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Master of Science degree in Forestry from Michigan State University. He has worked for nearly 30 years for state natural resource agencies. Currently, Mike is the natural community ecologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. He lives in Jefferson City with his wife and son. Mike enjoys hiking, camping, botanizing, birding, fishing and exploring streams with his family.

Wednesday, November 22 at 4 p.m

Cost: Free

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We will send the Zoom link to this email address the week of the event.

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