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NDAL Webinar: Floristic Quality Assessment of Terrestrial Landscapes

June 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

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This is part of the live, 2022 Summer Virtual & In-Person Education Series, for home gardeners, educators, students and professionals presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and cosponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Join this seasons accomplished group of presenters for an exploration on the avenues for expanding the practice of landscape design as some present virtually while others will guide In the Field sessions in various locations through out the U.S. Virtual presentations will take a deep dive into the focus on the artistic, social and ecological considerations that can inform landscape design, while In the Field sessions will observe and analyze the real world results of various ecology-based landscape approaches. This series will take place June - August 2022.

Learn more and register for the entire series on NDAL's website.​

Individual Session (Virtual): Floristic Quality Assessment of Terrestrial Landscapes

Tuesday, June 21, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. CST

In the evaluation of landscapes, a critical question is the contemporary ecological health of the vegetation it supports, and Floristic Quality Assessment offers an invaluable tool. It assigns a Coefficient of Conservatism (0-10) to each vascular plant in the flora of a state or portion of a state. The higher the number, the less historic human disturbance or alteration of historic environmental conditions that species can tolerate. In this session Gerould Wilhelm, the botanist who co-developed this now widely used system, explains how landscape practitioners can use it to better understand the landscapes they are working in, set conservation priorities, select species for restoration, and specify management protocols.

Speaker: Gerould Wilhelm

Register at NDAL

$38 per person
This course is part of the 2022 Summer Education Series.

Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL


June 21
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Education