Geum Environmental Consulting, Inc. in cooperation with the Society for Ecological Restoration and the Northwest Chapter host pub talks aimed at increasing local learning and networking opportunities related to ecological restoration.

Upcoming pub talks and other information related to local ecological restoration work and opportunities are announced through our List Serv for the Western Montana Restoration Community.  To request to join the Western Montana Restoration Community List Serv send your name and email address to Amy Sacry at: asacry[at]geumconsulting[dot]com.

For more information or to join the Society for Ecological Restoration or the Northwest Chapter go to: or

Upcoming Pub Talks

Wednesday, January 8, 6-8 pm, Imagine Nation Brewing Community Room, Ylva Lekberg, Soil Scientist with MPG Ranch and adjunct professor at the University of Montana:  “Invader impacts on soil ecosystems – what ever restoration practitioner should know”

Wednesday, February 12, 6-8 pm, Imagine Nation Brewing Community Room, Steve Kloetzel, Western Montana Land Steward with The Nature Conservancy, “Twenty years of conservation and restoration of Plum Creek lands in Western Montana”

Wednesday, March 11, 6-8 pm, Imagine Nation Brewing Community Room, Diana Six, Professor of Forest Entomology/Pathology at the University of Montana, “Can we combine forest restoration and adaptation?”

Wednesday, April 8, 6-8 pm, Imagine Nation Brewing Community Room, Mark Vander Meer, Restoration Ecologist with Watershed Consulting, “Riparian revegetation in Lebanon – Issues after 5,000 years of heavy use”

Wednesday, May 13, 6-8 pm, Imagine Nation Brewing Community Room, Patrick Hurley, Restoration Ecologist with ICF Jones & Stokes, “Engineered log jams restore ecological structure and function in the Entiat River”

2019 – Pub Talk Archives

May 2, 2019 - Co-limitation by nitrogen and phosphorous in metal(loid)-contaminated soil following 100 years of smelter aerosol inputs in southwest Montana. Scott Robinson, Ph.D. student, University of Montana
March 21, 2019 - Middle Clark Fork River Watershed Restoration. Paul Parson, Trout Unlimited
February 26, 2019 - Ecological Approaches for Wastewater Treatment. Marisa Sowles, Geum Environmental Consulting, Inc.
February 26, 2019 - Floating Treatment Wetlands for Stormwater & Wastewater Treatment. Catherine Wiechmann, Watershed Consulting LLC.

View the Presentation here: Feb 2019_Weichmann_Floating Islands

2018 Pub Talk Archives

May 29, 2018 - Native Plants R Us -- Restoration and Revegetation in Region One. Susan Rienhart, Native Plant Program Manager with the United States Forest Service
May 29, 2018 - Seed Transfer Zones, What Are They, Why We Use Them, and Next Steps. Alexis Gibson, Post-Doc Researcher with the University of Montana Restoration Ecology Lab

View the Presentation here: May 2018__Gibson_Seed Transfer Zones

March 27, 2018 - Ecology and Management of Invasive Weeds: Prioritizing Weed Management. Dean Pearson, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula, MT

2017 Pub Talk Archives

September 28, 2017 - Understanding the Human Dimensions of River Restoration: Evidence from the Clark Fork River, MT. Elizabeth Covelli Metcalf, Associate Professor, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana
June 13, 2017 - Stream Restoration Effects on Exchange, Storage and Baseflow Generation - Ninemile Creek. Christine Brissette, Jensco Watershed Hydrology Lab, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana

View the Presentation here: June 2017_Brissette_Groundwater

April 18, 2017 - Milltown Dam Floodplain Restoration - Status Update. Amy Sacry, Restoration Ecologist, Geum Environmental Consulting, Inc. and Cara Nelson, Associate Professor of Restoration Ecology, University of Montana