Restoring the Reed College Canyon Ecosystem in Urban Portland: Approach and Practices, and the Role and Opportunity for Undergraduate Research

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Fall 9-6-2017


As the full-time manager of this ongoing restoration, Zac has been able to transform an undervalued urban wetland into a fully functional wildlife habitat. His talk will focus on concepts surrounding the early efforts to restore the functions of these headwaters and discuss the value of integrating citizen scientists and undergraduate research to the project.

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Zac Perry is a graduate from Oregon State University, with degrees of focus in the field of Horticultural Science and Botany. After finalizing his thesis work in 1999, Zac returned to the Portland area to assist Reed College in creating a restoration strategy document to better understand the approach required to rebuild a 28-acre headwater forest located in the center of their campus.