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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
9:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT (incl. a 30 min. break)

Prairie Identification, Characteristics and Functions                     J. Barzen
Prairie was common but now is rare
Without fire, prairies become forests
To understand prairies look below ground
Prairie species are often long-lived
Restoration reassembles both species and interactions

Designing and Managing Restored Prairies to                     K. Summerville
Conserve Animal Biodiversity
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt Case Study (Polk County, IA)
Anticipating planned and unplanned disturbances
Anticipating and responding to floral and faunal changes due to climate change
Species distribution shifts: Learning from restorations in MO, KS, and IL
Discussion of specific restoration tactics

Prairie Management                     S. Duke
Monitoring and assessment
Vegetation management
Supplemental seeding and planting

How to Specify Native Cover and Get Results on Budget                     C. Daniels
Essentials of ground cover specifications
Avoiding unnecessary costs, confusion and change orders
Terms and language to include in specifications
Choosing quality native species products
Advantages of seed vs. live plants
Newer to market natives

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)

Landscape Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:  (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.0 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers:

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing
education hours to architects in all states. It offers 6.0 HSW continuing education
landscape architects in all states, except Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in
Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New
Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota.
HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New
York engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the
Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2) and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Courses approved by the AIA/
CES qualify for Florida and New Jersey architects. Other states do not preapprove
continuing education providers or courses.

This course is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education
System for 6.0 LU|HSW (Provider No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing
Education System for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES
and the LA CES.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved his course for 6.0 CECs for
certified floodplain managers.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete these events,
respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows each
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Jeb Barzen

Private Lands Conservation LLC

Ecologist at Private Lands Conservation LLC in Spring Green, WI
Mr. Barzen has a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. degree from University of North Dakota. Both degrees are in Wildlife Biology. For more than 28 years he directed the Field Ecology Department at the International Crane Foundation. That work focused linking crane conservation to private landowners and to meeting the needs of both as well as the needs of ecosystems in which both cranes and people live. Such efforts were based in the concepts of ecosystem restoration. Projects occurred in Wisconsin, China and throughout Southeast Asia. After leaving ICF, Mr. Barzen has used his experience through Private Lands Conservation LLC to focus on developing the economic drivers that will help people implement conservation at ecologically meaningful scales while incorporating ecosystem restoration into those goals.

Corrine Daniels

Nursery Director, Applied Ecological Services, Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries
Ms. Daniels is the nursery director for Applied Ecological Services’ nursery, Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries. Her skill set combines strong botanical and field experience with proven business management abilities and an extensive background in multiple aspects of leadership and personnel management. Her ability to meet her clients’ needs and their tough project specifications, while controlling costs and increasing product quality, has contributed greatly to the nursery’s success. She works closely with partners in both the private and public sectors, including nonprofit agencies. In recent years, she has applied her expertise to groundcover selection for large scale restoration projects, including solar facilities. By working her way up from an AES field hand to nursery director, she offers exceptional insight for operations and native plant applications.

Shawn Duke


Shawn Duke is a senior staff ecologist at Cardno. He is primarily responsible for developing and implementing ecological restoration plans. His restoration experience includes invasive species control, native planting and seeding, natural shoreline design and establishment, erosion control, green infrastructure and prescribed fire. Mr. Duke also performs natural area management planning; wetland delineations; natural community, fauna and botanical surveys; soil studies; wetland delineations; mitigation projects; environmental monitoring; and endangered species reviews. He has advanced level training in aquatic entomology and limnology, completing field courses in both disciplines and performing macroinvertebrate identification for research studies. He also volunteers with the Huron River Watershed Council to assist with aquatic invertebrate data collection projects.

Keith Summerville PhD.

Levitt Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science, Drake University
Dr. Summerville received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Westminster College, PA in 1995. He spent over a year working as a field ecologist for the Nature Conservancy, Michigan Chapter before attending Miami University (Ohio) to complete his Ph.D. His dissertation was entitled: “Determinants of species richness, abundance, and community composition of forest moths (Lepidoptera) at local and regional scales.” He was hired as an assistant professor of Environmental Science at Drake University in 2002. Dr. Summerville is currently Levitt Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Deputy Provost for Enrollment Management at Drake University in Iowa. His teaching interests include restoration ecology, conservation biology, field zoology, and quantitative ecology. His research focuses on developing sustainable management frameworks for forests and prairie systems in North America. Dr. Summerville serves as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Prairie Restoration

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the science and strategies to restore and manage prairies using native plants, while avoiding unnecessary costs.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to be able to identify prairies and discuss how they look beneath the surface, and why prairies, that were once common, are now rare.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss how prairies have undergone floral and faunal changes due to climate change.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how to choose quality native species, the advantages of planting by seed versus live plants, selecting newer to market native plants, and avoid unnecessary costs as part of a prairie restoration project.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to develop a prairie management plan that includes monitoring and assessment, vegetation management, and supplemental seeding and planting.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with landscaping and site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/04/2024

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