The Lydick Corridor: How Preserving Ecosystems Grows a Sustainable Future


Location: Wiekamp Hall, Rm 101, IUSB campus

Steve Sass & Scott Namestnik; South Bend, IN 

Preserving our heritage, both our history and ecology, is vital to connecting people to our natural resources. Learn about the unique, valuable, and ecologically rich ecosystem of Lydick Bog and how it's preservation and subsequent conservation is based on - and relies on - relationships and partnerships across the Michiana community.

Scott Namestnik is a botanist and co-founder of Orbis Environmental Consulting. He has more than 17 years of experience managing projects and conducting floristic inventories, quantitative flora surveys, plant community mapping, invasive species surveys and mapping, and plant species of concern surveys and mapping. He also is experienced with setting up and conducting mitigation wetland monitoring projects and has conducted numerous aquatic plant surveys. Another aspect of Scott’s services is providing plant identification training workshops. In addition to his experience focused on the flora, Scott also conducts wetland delineations and other site assessments, and he participates in avian and other wildlife surveys. Scott also prepares natural area management plans and provides other technical writing services. He is recognized for his expertise in Midwestern/Great Lakes terrestrial and aquatic vascular plants, and his written work on the flora has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals including The Michigan Botanist, Phytoneuron, Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, and Rhodora.

Part of IUSB's Sustainability and Innovation Lecture Series 2017