lecture explores land restoration
On Thursday Dr. James Kingery presents “Restoration of Derelict Lands in the Pacific Northwest,” the final lecture of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series.
Dr. Kingery is Emeritus Professor in the Rangeland and Ecology Management department at the University of Idaho, where he has taught since 1977. Dr. Kingery’s research interests include all of Idaho, specifically the Camas and Palouse Prairies. His studies place a strong emphasis on plant and animal ecology, soil science, and the social sciences, especially in communication and conflict resolution.
“Our biggest concern at this time is exotic weeds,” he says. “We are always assessing what is realistic in terms of restoration and considering the historical and tribal significance of native plants.” One of Dr. Kingery’s current projects is re-instating native plants on roadways.
Dr. Kingery’s presentation will be an informal discussion on the relationships between humans and plants, specifically as they pertain to this region.
The lecture is Thursday night, October 27, at 7 p.m. in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center. For more information call 208-962-2050 or visit www.HistoricalMuseumatStGertrude.org.