Author Archives: Samantha Knight

October Chapter Meeting – Lifting the Myth of the Red Tape Covering Dallas’ Urban Forest with Philip Erwin

  Register For Zoom Meeting October Chapter Meeting – Online or In Person! Join us via Zoom or at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125, on Wednesday, October 6th! Gather at 6:30 pm, Meeting at 7:00 pm. Please participate at the level you’re comfortable. We’re excited to meet in person, but we don’t take this decision lightly. We expect all attendees to consider the health and well-being of their fellow attendees and comply with all policies. MASKS are required at Dallas College in accordance with the… Read More →

September Monthly Meeting: Talking Dirt with Lorelei Stierlen

Register For the Zoom Meeting Talking Dirt with Lor Stierlen This class will introduce students to the history and fundamental principles of soil science (pedology). We then dive into the detail of the soils of the Blackland Prairie in detail. There is an outdoor lab which takes approximately 30 minutes. Students will be expected to make field observations, test pH and perform texturing of the soil to determine what the soil type is. This presentation includes a hands-on soil lab including pre-meeting homework and a soil survey. Please… Read More →

August Chapter Meeting – Can You Restore A Creek By Doing Nothing?

We will not meet in person at Brookhaven tonight because Dallas County has moved to a “red” COVID-19 risk level (high risk of community transmission). The health and safety of our members is the highest priority, so please register to participate via zoom. We look forward to seeing you online! Register For the Zoom Meeting Wednesday, August 4. Camera Roll at 6:30, meeting at 7 pm. Riparian Vegetation’s Role in Stream Restoration with Kenneth Mayben, civil engineer retired from NRCS and presenter for Texas Riparian Association. Register For… Read More →

June Chapter Meeting: Texas Blackland Prairie: Past, Present, Future with Brandon Belcher

Wednesday, June 2nd at 7 pm Register For the Zoom Meeting Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves ManagerThe Nature Conservancy Brandon Belcher will be speaking on the natural history of the Blackland Prairie ecoregion, including conservation efforts protecting some of the last remaining areas of virgin prairie. The program will focus on the survival adaptations that have allowed for prairies to remain functional for millennia, some of the expected risk we face with a changing climate, and how we can each help sustain prairie space in a region with… Read More →