Susan Meads is offering a free lecture on Integrated Vegetation Management that uses native plant species to help re-vegetate disturbed land. Meads has an impressive professional background with over 35 years of experience as a freelance field botanist in vegetation, rare plants, and biodiversity surveys. Meads was a professor at Algoma University for 11 years and created the Northern Ontario Plant Database. She works with Great Lakes Power as a project leader for Corridors for Life and oversees wildlife surveys and develops plans for rehabilitating power-line corridors. Also through her work with Corridors for Life, she is leading the development of a native grass seed mix suitable for hydro seeding. This mix may be used in the rehabilitation of northern disturbed land such as mine sites, roadsides, and utility corridors.

Meads is coming to Thunder Bay to share her knowledge on plants, biodiversity and the importance of rehabilitation of vegetation. The presentation will take place at St. Paul’s United Church at 349 Waverley Street on April 22, 8 pm. For more information contact David Legge 983-2155.