2022 Winter Meeting
2022 Winter Meeting--Iowa Prairies: Educate, Advocate, Celebrate!
RESCHEDULED to Saturday, March 19, 2022
9:30 am – 5:10 pm
Drake University Parents Hall
2875 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
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10am - 11:20 am: 3 concurrent morning sessions
Only option C will be available for viewers joining on Zoom.
A - Herbicide Application for Land Managers 101 - Room 312/313 with Lael Neal, Natural Resource Technician, Polk County Conservation
B - Sunflower Identification and Ecology - Room 310/311 with Dr. Tom Rosburg, Professor, Drake University and Deb Lewis, Ada Hayden Herbarium Curator
C - Practical Ideas for Successful Prairie Reconstruction - North Parents Hall with Carl Kurtz, land manager, author, photographer
11:20 to 12:15: Lunch break
12:15pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon sessions
All afternoon sessions will be held in North Parents Hall.
All afternoon presentations will be available virtually on Zoom.
12:15 - 12:25 Welcome Address, Tabitha Panas, IPN President
12:25 - 12:35 Silent Auction Fundraising Recipient: Bur Oak Land Trust, Jason Taylor, Executive Director
12:35 - 1:25 Engeldinger Marsh History and Protection, Loren Lown, Polk County Conservation, retired
1:25 - 1:55 Break - visit silent auction + vendors
1:55 - 2:10 Loess Hills Preservation Society Vincent Bluff State Preserve Update, Michelle Biodrowski
2:10 - 3:00 Saving Prairies from the Brink
1. The Armstrong Prairie Salvage Project, Dr. Daryl Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Northern Iowa
2. The Science Behind the Van Oel Prairie Transplant, Dr. Tom Rosburg, Professor, Drake University
3:00 - 3:30 Break - visit silent auction + vendors
3:30 - 3:35 Tribute to Jimmie Thompson
3:35 - 4:15 Legislative Update and Natural Resource Advocacy, Joe McGovern, President, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
4:15 - 4:40 Break - last chance to visit silent auction + vendors
4:40 - 5:00 Prairie Photography Presentation, Larry Stone, nature photographer + writer 5:00 - 5:10 Closing remarks, Tabitha Panas, IPN President