Restoration Ecology Class Spring 2014
Phase 2 of Project Stream: Monitoring Proposals
Building on the previous class’s work, they designed a comprehensive monitoring plan to understand the baseline site conditions necessary to inform the design of a restoration project.
They each wrote a monitoring proposal designed to guide long-term monitoring of the restoration site. The data from these monitoring efforts will help us understand how the site changes over time. Topics ranged from greenhouse gas monitoring to bird monitoring to measuring the effect of engagement in community-based restoration projects or educational activities on elementary and high school students. Students presented their proposals on-site for the South Hadley Conservation Commission and other interested stakeholders in a Restoration Showcase at the end of the semester.
Seven of the students pursued the work they proposed and/or related restoration work via independent studies at the site during the following summer.