December 5, 2023
Our Blooms Preserve lies within the Black River watershed. This watershed is one of the last strongholds of the endangered Oregon spotted frog in Washington State. Join wildlife biologist Teal Waterstrat and CLT’s Conservation Director Laurence Reeves for a presentation and discussion about what we are doing to restore the wetland habitat of this population of Oregon spotted frog.
Teal Waterstrat is the president of Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology. Teal moved to the Pacific Northwest to pursue a degree in Biology from the University of Washington and later a Master of Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College. For more than 15 years he has worked in numerous natural resource management agencies as well as on a postdoc at the University of Oregon, where he also completed his Ph.D. in 2021. He currently holds a position with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Lacey, Washington.
Laurence Reeves is the Conservation Director at Capitol Land Trust (CLT). Laurence oversees all acquisition, stewardship and restoration efforts at CLT. He is passionate about conservation and enjoys working with landowners to find creative approaches to conserving property. Prior to joining CLT in 2008, he worked in state government, academia and the army. He studied environmental science and forestry at Utah State University and has a PhD in forest economics from the University of Minnesota.
During this virtual event, you will learn about the scale of the project and how we’re teaming up with partner agencies to ensure areas of needed year-round water return to this wetland habitat. You will also learn about the Oregon spotted frog and why they are important contributors to healthy, functioning ecosystems.
Join the Conversation!
Tuesday, December 5
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us on Zoom: RSVP to receive login information
4:00 pm Welcome