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Saturday, February 23 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Many Hands Make Light Work: A Zone Concept for Habitat Restoration Projects

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Volunteers at Somme Woods developed an innovative plan to involve more people in planning and stewardship of the site. The 255 acres of Somme Woods have been divided into 14 zones, averaging about 20 acres each. Each zone is primarily managed by a zone steward in coordination with the site steward.  

Somme Woods has been operating under the Zone Stewardship concept for three years. A practice of shared ideas and information provides each Zone Steward a better understanding of the site's ecological and restoration goals.  Other sites might benefit from this approach.

A group presentation including an overview, group exercise, discussion, and summary.

NOTE: Lunch Session times and durations may change. Please check back before conference day to confirm.


Matthew Bucher

Zone Steward, Somme Preserves

Matthew Evans

Zone Steward, Somme Woods
volunteer and conservation graduate student
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James Hensel

Zone Steward, Somme Woods
Micro steward concept and building a community of volunteers.

Peter Kim

Sawyer, Somme Woods
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Eriko Kojima

Volunteer steward
Life is beautiful and each day is a precious gift I accept with gratitude. I strive to live it with humility, a sense of humor and detachment. Towards all who cross my path I offer love, kindness and positivity. I dedicate each day to serve the earth and its creatures. Let's do it... Read More →

Linda Masters

Site Steward, Somme Woods
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John McMartin

Sawyer, Somme Woods

Stephen Packard

Site Steward, Somme Preserves

Stephanie Place

Zone Steward, Somme Woods

Sai Ramakrishna

Zone Steward, Somme Woods

Russell Sala

trails and bridges, Somme Woods

Paul Swanson

Zone Steward, Somme Woods

Saturday February 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm CST
rm. 21