Plant Responses to Climate Change with Ecologist Dr. Nathalie Chardon - Day Two in Mazama
Field Session with Ecologist Dr. Nathalie Chardon
When: Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
Note: This is the second of two field days with a shared topic. You can join for either day, or both days. Content is similar for both days, but location and mode of travel will differ. Details for day two are below. Details for day one can be found at this link.
Join the Conservancy in the field with ecologist Dr. Nathalie Chardon to explore how plant communities are responding to climate change. An ecologist at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Chardon is part of a multi-year study of plant communities in the Methow Valley. Many plant species seek refuge by moving north or to higher elevations. Many, however, are not moving, leaving them at risk as their environment warms. Why are these plants staying put?
Join us to learn about plant ecology in our home mountain range, and help Dr. Chardon complete her field work for the season. We will work collectively to take down site equipment and download data from a variety of loggers Chardon has set up in the Cascades. When we leave the field, we’ll debrief our day on the Mazama Store patio.
The September 22 session will take place on Forest Service Road 52 in Mazama. Sites will be accessed by vehicle paired with a short walk from the road. Day one at Maple Pass will involve more hiking. No field experience is necessary, but participants on either day must have good balance and the ability to walk on uneven, sloped terrain. Both field days are free.