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Saturday Speaker: Native Plants with Adam Canter

  • clarke museum 240 E St Eureka United States (map)

Guest speaker Adam Canter talks about local ethnobotany and his work as a botanist for the Wiyot

Adam Canter is the Wiyot Tribal botanist and geographic information systems (GIS) specialist, based at the beautiful Table Bluff Reservation, on the south shore of the wigi (Humboldt Bay). Growing up in southern Appalachia, Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech in 2003, and after migrating west in 2004, earned a Bachelor of Science in Botany from Humboldt State University in 2008. He has worked as a wildlife biologist and botanist for various agencies and groups, including Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Klamath Biological Research Station, the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the U.S. Forest Service, and since 2014, the Wiyot Natural Resources Department. Adam’s present research interests and duties for the Wiyot include the identification and protection of culturally important plant communities, gathering sites, species ethnobotany, ethnogeography, the eco-cultural restoration of Wiyot ancestral lands, and the education of the Tribe’s youth and the community at large.

All are welcome to attend!

Earlier Event: March 15