Squam Speaker Series: The Making and Future of the Plant Conservation Volunteer Program

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Our Squam Speaker Series is held throughout the year on Wednesday evenings. Join us for this month's virtual talk on Wednesday, January 26th, to learn about Native Plant Trust's volunteer program. Started in 1993, the Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV) program is the first rare plant monitoring program in the country and engages conservation-minded volunteers in rare plant monitoring, seed collection, and habitat management. During this event, Micah will discuss the conservation need that led to the creation of this program, some of the discoveries made by PCVs, and discuss upcoming changes to improve our capabilities to protect native plant species.

About the Speaker:

Micah Jasny grew up in Northern Virginia where he found his love for native species hiking in the Shenandoah’s. Micah pursued this passion in graduate school where he received his masters in Environmental Management from the Duke Nicholas School for the Environment with a focus on Ecosystem Science and Conservation. Upon receiving his master’s degree, Micah moved up to Massachusetts where he worked for the Esplanade Association, overseeing volunteers removing invasive species along the Charles River. In 2019, Micah joined Native Plant Trust as the Botanical Coordinator where he oversees the Plant Conservation Volunteer program and manages the data for roughly 25,000 rare plant populations scattered across New England.  

 

Registration Required: Click here to register!