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BIOL 291E ELWHA LAKE BED RESTORATION RESEARCH III • V1-2 Cr.

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Biology

Description:

Dam removal on the Elwha River created a boon for plant enthusiasts! The revegetation project funded the construction of a beautiful new nursery, the Matt Albright Native Plant Nursery located in Agnew, Washington, that was responsible for producing over 300,000 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants and hundreds of pounds of seed. Through hands on training at the nursery with propagation specialist David Allen, learn how to propagate native plants from seed and live cuttings. Learn how to create "seed increase fields" to produce large quantities of seed for sowing along roadsides, degraded slopes, or other restoration projects. Plants produced for this class will be used for various revegetation projects in the Olympic National Park ranging from roadsides, riparian habitats to sub-alpine meadows. Students will conduct a research methods project using propagation techniques. (E) Prerequisites: ENGL&101 or concurrent, eligibility for MATH 099. BOT 101L and BIOL 291C r ecommended but not required.

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