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AHTD Wildflower Programs and Ozark Roadside Wildflowers, June 27, Boone County Library, 5:30 p.m.
June 27, 2017 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
Join Kayti Ewing as she presents the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department’s (AHTD) Wildflower Programs in this presentation. She will highlight some of the common and unique wildflowers that can be found along roadsides (and other places in the Ozarks).
Kayti is a botanist with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Environmental Division. At AHTD, she oversees the Department’s several Wildflower Programs, consults with USFWS regarding endangered and threatened species (namely plants), and performs wetland and stream impact assessments in order to obtain the proper 404 permit. She was born and raised in Harrison, Arkansas. She has a B.S. in Botany and an M.A. in Geography, both from the University of Oklahoma. For her thesis, she developed a Floristic Quality Assessment (FQA) for Oklahoma wetlands. An FQA is tool used to evaluate and determine the quality (or degree of pristineness) of wetland habitats based on the vegetation present at a site.