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EVPP 490/505 field trip to Shenandoah National Park

Students took a field trip to Shenandoah National Park on April 8, 2016, as part of the EVPP 490/505 Integrated Environmental Assessment course taught by Dr. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers.

The trip took all day, and the group visited different sites in the Park to discuss issues of forest pests and invasive species, as well as conservation of the endemic Shenandoah salamander and rare plant species. Different park rangers, specialized in these various topics, led different parts of the field trip. The group encountered several deer during the day, and saw several rare plant species. Although it was very cold  – it was one of the last cold days of the season – the field trip was a great success!

Here’s a big shout out to the Shenandoah National Park colleagues for a very informative day!