Response of Vegetation and Ecosystem Services to the Commons Ford Prairie
Thursday, January 9th | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
St. David’s AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX
Professor Amy Concilio and students from St. Edward’s University will present results from a multi-year experiment about changes in native plant biodiversity, pollinator abundance, soil fertility, and hydrologic functioning at Commons Ford Metropolitan Park. Beginning in 2011, a 40-acre restoration project at Commons Ford Metropolitan Park was initiated to control invasive grasses and reintroduce native prairie plants, including herbicide treatments, followed by seeding with a mix of 70+ native prairie grasses and forbs, and regular prescribed fire. Sponsored by Travis Audubon Society, register here. Free.