Title of Talk: Managing vernal pools to enhance plant species diversity
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Dr. Jaymee Marty has been studying the effects of grazing and fire on vernal pool plant communities at several sites throughout the Central Valley since 2001. She will discuss the results of these studies as well as some preliminary results from a study of grazing impacts on a federally listed endangered plant species, Contra Costa goldfields (Lasthenia conjugens).
Jaymee works as an ecologist based in Sacramento, CA where she supports public and private land managers with natural land conservation, restoration and management issues. She has been studying management impacts to vernal pools and grasslands for over two decades. Prior to starting her own business, she spent 12 years working for The Nature Conservancy as an ecologist and 17 years applying her ecological expertise to natural resource management issues at Travis Air Force Base as a Major in the Air Force Reserves.