BSC’s Mike Toohill will be speaking at the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) Fall Conference on Saturday, October 17th at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA. The presentation, titled “Ecological Restoration-Let’s Get it Right,” will be a primer on ecological restoration, describing the definitions of ecological restoration, and the differences between projects whose primary intent is to restore ecological functions and mitigation or replication projects required by regulation. Conservation commissioners and practitioners will learn the nuts and bolts of how to plan, review, implement, and monitor restoration projects. A case study that incorporated community collaboration will apply the practices discussed.
Mr. Toohill is a Senior Project Manager at BSC Group, Inc. and Co-Founder and Treasurer of the New England Chapter of the Society of Ecological Restoration. He will be speaking alongside Chris Polatin, Principal at Polatin Ecological Services and member of the Society of Ecological Restoration, New England Chapter and Amber Carr, Field Ecologist at Mass Audubon and Coordinator of SuAsCo CISMA (Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area).
The MACC 2015 Fall conference “Wetlands Replication and Restoration: Let’s get it right!” is centered around meeting the Wetlands Protection Act performance standards and design goals, improving the design and construction of wetland replication and restoration projects, and restoring the ecological health of the land.