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Saturday, August 18 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Ecology as Technology: Investigations into Myco-Restoration Techniques for Forestry

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Forest managers are constantly under pressure to remove wood from forests because of the danger it poses as a fuel source for fires. However, the current practices of controlled burning, basic wood chipping, or wholesale removal of the wood from the forest have their own problems. Our speaker, Jeff Ravage will talk about his investigation into the use myco-remediation in forest mitigation practices, which is currently entering its fourth year. The goal of this project is to revolutionize the way forest managers deal with woody debris, and provide an opportunity for forest soils to recover by retaining the nutrients naturally locked away in wood.

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Jeff Ravage

Jeff Ravage is the North Fork Watershed Coordinator for the Coalition for the Upper South Platte and an Adjunct Researcher for Denver Botanic Gardens. Mr. Ravage practices forestry and oversees large forest restoration projects west of Denver. As well as investigating myco-restoration... Read More →


Saturday August 18, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

Attendees (38)