Olympic National Park Perspectives: Winter Speaker Series: Plant Diversity in Olympic National Park
Name: Olympic National Park Perspectives: Winter Speaker Series: Plant Diversity in Olympic National Park
Date: March 14, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
From coastal red alder bluffs to rocky dry alpine meadows, Olympic National Park hosts a stunning array of plant community diversity. Join ecologist Dr. Catharine Copass as she revisits her project to inventory, classify, and map the vegetation resources of the Park. The presentation will highlight results from the vegetation classification work, which described over 300 unique communities. Copass will introduce the Park’s newest vegetation map which combined the classification with state of the art mapping techniques to create a map at unprecedented resolution and accuracy. The presentation will explore the new map and provide new perspectives on familiar park landscapes.