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Restoring ecosystems in the new year

Monday, January 3, 2022 by Tai Moses

For 2022’s first edition of the Wild Neighbors Speaker Series, Jim O’Donnell, a forest ecosystem biologist who works for the city’s Wildland Conservation Division, will be sharing his extensive knowledge of restoration ecology as it’s applied locally. Jim leads a team of volunteers and staff members who work on restoring degraded tracts of land at Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Among other efforts, they plant and care for trees, collect and sow native seed, and use erosion control methods such as bioswales – earthworks that promote water infiltration, healthier soil, reforestation and carbon sequestration. Friday, Jan. 21, noon-1 p.m. Sign up for the webinar here.

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