Special Event: Thursday March 12th, 7pm @ Cinemapolis 

                            Kick off INLS with this special presentation on THURSDAY EVENING at Cinemapolis theater                                  (same site as INLS), by Cornell Professor of Landscape Architecture Kathryn Gleason, titled The                                Public Parks of Ancient Rome. This presentation is open to the community as well as INLS attendees and is a benefit for Friends of Stewart Park in Ithaca.

Donations are welcome for the fundraiser.

 INLS 2020



Cinemapolis Theater



8:45 to 9:45am

9:45 to 10:45am

11:00 to 12:00pm

1:30 to 2:30pm

2:30 to 3:30pm




3:45 to 4:45pm


Registration, coffee, and snacks

Sustainable Landscape Management in a Changing Climate

David Wolfe, Cornell University 

What Climate Resiliency Means to our Future: Conservation in the Great Lakes - Buffalo, New York as a Case Study

Jay Burney, Pollinator Conservation Association 

Riparian Buffer Implementation Realities

Lydia Brinkley, Upper Susquehanna Coalition

Lunch on the Ithaca Commons


What’s New in the UN’s Special Report on 1.5C Warming?

Natalie Mahowald, Cornell University

Planting a Gathering Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma

​Marissa Angell, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc



Overview of Regional Planning and Design Initiatives in Ithaca and Tompkins County

Scott Whitham, Rick Manning, and Andy Zepp

Happy Hour Reception at Lot 10.  Food, Music, Cash Bar.  One block walk.


Cinemapolis Theater


9:00 to 10:0am



10:00 to 11:00am

11:15 to 12:15pm


1:45 to 2:45pm



2:45 to 3:45pm

Registration, coffee, and snacks

Native Plants: The Currency of Our Trade

Dan Segal, Plantsmen Nursery

Ecosystems, Communities, and the Interdependence of Plants and Animals

Dave Reilly and Nicole Gerber, Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment


Nature-based practices and interpretation at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Emily Detrick, Cornell Botanical Gardens

Lunch on the Ithaca Commons

Birds in Crisis: A Message from the Natural World

Laura Helft, Ph.D., Managing Science Editor, Conservation Media

Designing an Earth-friendly Landscape

Janet Allen, CNY Wild Ones

Dan Segal: dan@plantsmen.com - 607.533.7193
Rick Manning: rmannin4@twcny.rr.com - 607.592.4647
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