Wetland Construction for the California Red-Legged Frog

Wetland Construction for the California Red-Legged Frog

Hundreds of volunteers worked with the U.S. Forest Service, SAVE THE FROGS! and the Sheltowee Environmental Education Coalition in 2021 to build 18-wetlands on dry mountain ridge tops to provide habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) on the American River District of the Tahoe National Forest.

Vernal Pool Construction and Restoration

Vernal Pool Construction and Restoration

This presentation was given by Tom Biebighauser to the Native Plant Society of New Jersey on the value of vernal pools for rare species of wildlife and plants . He shows many of the species of animals and flowering plants that are found in vernal pools and how these important ecosystems are being restored by dedicated individuals across North America.

The Wetlands – A Documentary About Restoring Wetlands and a Floodplain

The Wetlands – A Documentary About Restoring Wetlands and a Floodplain

The short film titled “The Wetlands” features Norman Allard Jr. and Tom Biebighauser, who share their insights about the importance of wetlands. Allard speaks about how water is the lifeblood of the planet and the journey it takes from small tributaries to large rivers and eventually to lakes. Tom, a wetland ecologist, discusses how wetlands are unique habitats that are home to various species of wildlife and plants that grow nowhere else on Earth.

Wetland Design CEE – 694-50-4245 Online Course – University of Louisville
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Wetland Design CEE – 694-50-4245 Online Course – University of Louisville

Wetland Design is a graduate level, online class that will show you how to design and build naturally appearing and functioning wetlands. The detailed units explain the values of wetlands, how wetlands were drained, factors affecting site selection for restoration, techniques for construction, and how nonfunctioning wetlands can be repaired.