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Broadcasts are delivered online via the Livestream platform from the Conservation Training Network studio located on the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) campus near Shepherdstown, WV. Channel 1 is our main Livestream player. Channel 2 is our backup player.

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Broadcast Schedule - Channel 1

February 12, 2015 - Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Series: Habitat Restoration Fundamentals

Join the Xerces Society’s Eric Lee-Mäder for an introduction to the process of native plant restoration for monarch butterfly habitat. This webinar will examine the step-by-step procedures for designing, installing, and managing native plant communities specifically designed for monarch breeding. Among the topics to be explored are initial planning considerations, formulating seed mixes, site preparation and weed abatement, and long-term land management practices. Real world case studies will be provided, and successful approaches in multiple eco-regions will be described.

Eric Lee-Mäder is the Pollinator Conservation Program Co-Director at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (www.xerces.org). In this role Eric works across the world with farmers, gardeners, land managers and the agencies like the US Department of Agriculture and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to restore native habitat in working agricultural lands. His professional background includes previous work as a small farms extension farm educator, and crop consultant for the native seed industry. Eric is the author of several books including the best-selling Attracting Native Pollinators, and Farming with Beneficial Insects: Strategies for Ecological Pest Management.

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Contacts

  • NCTC Studio Control Room: 304-876-7666
    Please Note: The studio control room is staffed only on scheduled broadcast days. If you need assistance, call one of the staff listed below.

  • Randy Robinson, Instructional Television / Studio Coordinator, randy_robinson@fws.gov; 304-876-7450
  • Mark Chesna, Video Support, mark_chesna@fws.gov; 304-876-7342
  • Rhonda Miller, Web Support, rhonda_miller@fws.gov; 304-876-7325
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