- March 7, 2020
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Women and Their Woods Spring Workshop Presented by Dr. Linda Rohleder, Director of Land Stewardship, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Dr. Rohleder will discuss the steps to developing an invasive species management plan for your property, teach you to identify some common invasive species in our forests, and review the benefits and drawbacks of different management techniques. She will share her experiences writing her own forest stewardship plan for her 13-acre woodlands and some of the challenges she is trying to address as she works to restore the biodiversity of the forest.
Bring your own lunch and a dessert or side dish to share! We’ll provide drinks and snacks.
The workshop is $10 for Delaware Highlands Conservancy members or Women and Their Woods Educational Retreat graduates, and $20 for non-members. Prior registration is required.
Inclement weather date: April 4th, 2020
Dr. Linda Rohleder is Director of Land Stewardship at the New York – New Jersey Trail Conference. She built the Trail Conference’s Invasives Strike Force volunteer program starting in 2011. The program currently has trained over 400 invasives-mapping volunteers who have collectively surveyed more than 1,500 miles of hiking trails for invasive plants. She has organized dozens of invasives-removal workdays and runs a seasonal conservation corps crew that removes invasive plants in parks across southern New York and northern New Jersey. Dr. Rohleder is also the coordinator of the New York State Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) in the Lower Hudson Valley, a partnership of more than 50 organizations and agencies, which plans and conducts a regional strategy for invasive species management in the Lower Hudson.
In 2013, Dr. Rohleder received her PhD in Ecology from Rutgers University, where she studied the effects of deer on forest understories. While attending graduate school she worked as a park ranger in Monmouth County, NJ, and taught beginning Biology labs at Rutgers and Wetland Plant ID for Rutgers’ Wetland Delineation certification series. Dr. Rohleder also spent more than 10 years creating a native plant wildlife habitat in her backyard.
This event is sponsored by: