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Restoring Rare Habitats for Wildlife and Water Quality – Oxbows
Tuesday, July 28 | 5 – 5:30 p.m.
In partnership with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Iowa once boasted an incredibly diverse landscape. In this three-part series, landowners Jeff and Nancy will share their vision for their land and discuss the work they are doing on their property to restore rare and declining habitats, including fens, oxbows, beaver habitat, oak savanna and more. Also hear about Jeff’s ongoing partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and learn about financial and technical assistance opportunities from USFWS biologist Darrick Weissenfluh.
In part 1 of this series, we’ll discuss oxbow restorations. Jeff and Darrick will discuss the what, where and why of a critical wetland restoration strategy.
Host: Jeff Pudenz
Jeff Pudenz is a farmer and businessman from Greene County, Iowa, who has been active in conservation since 1970. Jeff and his wife Nancy have received Iowa Farm Environment Leadership and Blackhawk Watershed Conservation awards and have experience with a wide array of conservation programs and practices.
Darrick Weisenfluh is a fish and wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program stationed in Kossuth County, Iowa. Through the program, Darrick provides technical and cost-share assistance to private landowners in the Des Moines Lobe.
- Habitat establishment and management
- Rare habitats
- Oak savanna
- Financial and technical assistance
- Conservation programs
- Land protection
Other Events in the Series:
Note: You may attend all events in the series, or pick the ones you’re most interested in.
Format: Virtual Field Day (#1 of Series)
This field day is sponsored by Iowa Environmental Council.
This field day was made possible in part by the support of Ceres Trust.
This material is based on work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under agreement number NR196114XXXXG003.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the the views of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, any reference to specific brands or types of products or services do not constitute or imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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