Suzanne Tuttle presents ”Forest Systems and Forest Ecology of North Central Texas."
North Central Texas is host to a complex mosaic of vegetation communities. Although grassland ecosystems dominate the landscape our area is also home to several different communities of native woody tree and shrub cover. This program will provide attendees with information about these local forests and where they can be found.
Suzanne Tuttle is a plant ecologist who retired in 2016 as Manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge after a 23-year career at the park. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from UT Arlington and an associate of applied science degree in Horticulture from Tarrant County Junior College (now TCC). She has taught training classes for various chapters of the Texas Master Naturalist program since 1999 and is currently serving on the steering committee for the NPSOT’s Native Landscape Certification Program and on the boards of directors for the Fort Worth Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas and the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute located in Fort Davis, TX.