Daniel Carter

Unido: 28.oct.2013 Última actividad: 21.ene.2021

I work for regional conservation non-profit performing site assessment, developing conservation plans, and identifying funding sources for private landowners. I previously worked for a planning commission identifying natural areas, regional natural areas planning, plant inventories, rare plant surveys, delineating wetlands and environmental corridors, and developing restoration plans/guidelines. Previously, I worked for The Nature Conservancy in Oregon, attended graduate school at Kansas State University, taught high school Biology and managed an on-site prairie and grass-fed livestock operation at Scattergood Friends School in West Branch, IA, held internships at an arboretum in Arizona and a prairie restoration/management business in Iowa, and attended Grinnell College.

My first love was herps, and I was priveleged enough that experiences with smooth green snakes, tiger salamanders, and Blanchard's cricket frogs were common throughout my childhood outdoor experience Iowa. Plants came later, but inevitably. They have their own intrinsic value and beauty, are fundamental, and tend to be where the most other good things are are the most aggregated. The conservation of botanical diversity alone is meritorious, but the conservation of functional, resistant, and resilient natural communities absolutely depends on it in the long-term.

I believe that natural history knowledge is essential for conservation, the application of ecology, and design of meaningful ecological study and natural resource conservation plans.

I have a blog that I don't update enough: www.prairiebotanist.com

I enjoy gardening with plants native to North America.

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