October 10th & 11th  |  9:00 AM — 3:00 PM  |  Long Beach Convention Center

Thursday, October 11th: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Interdisciplinary Approach to Native Landscape Design & Installation
by Ann Sever, PLA, LEED AP, CLIA and Katie Brown

Get insights on what it takes to design & install successful native landscapes from ornamental residential plans to wild-land habitat restoration. Learn proven methods in choosing site locations, native plant selection and performance, irrigation design, and installation considerations in response to project constraints and opportunities. Hear stories of successful projects and how collaboration with owners, designers, biologists and contractors generate solutions to overcome challenges in creative ways.

TLE seminars are "more advanced than typical conference seminars."
- Adolfo Villanueva, CAM Services

Ann Sever
Wallace Group

Ann is a Licensed Landscape Architect who, in her more than 25 years of working in the field, has focused on projects that enhance the natural world, designing landscapes using native plants and working with the natural water cycles. Ann grew up in Santa Cruz California where she spent the majority of her outdoor time working in the garden, hiking and horseback riding on nature trails near her home. Her love of the outdoors and nature drew her to a career in Landscape Architecture. She studied at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Ann’s expertise includes Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, Cal Green requirements, recycled water irrigation design, parks and recreation designs, and habitat mitigation plans. She has worked on public projects such as streetscapes, community parks, as well as private residential and business developments. Her focus on native landscapes has led her to collaborate with biologists, engineers, restoration specialists and contractors to create landscapes that serve both human and wildlife in an earth friendly and wholistic fashion.   

Katie Brown
Range & Plant Scientist
Althouse and Meade

Katie is a Certified Rangeland Manager, plant and animal scientist with experience in landscape restoration, livestock and land management. She grew up in San Luis Obispo County California where she raised livestock for 4-H, grew produce for local restaurants, and enjoyed hiking and riding her horses. Katie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Rangeland Resource Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. While earning her Master of Science degree in Animal and Range Sciences from Montana State University, she completed research on cattle grazing behavior and invasive weed management. Katie currently works for Althouse and Meade, Inc. where she develops and implements habitat restoration plans, provides recommendations for invasive weed management, works on soil carbon sequestration projects, consults on environmental regulations and compliance, develops and implements erosion control, and manages projects.    

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