2016 Annual Meeting Photos

A few snapshots of the day!

Job Opportunity: Natural Lands Intern with Benefits at Winterthur


JOB TITLE: Natural Lands Intern with benefits Jan-Oct 2017

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Will gain knowledge and hands-on experience working with environmental projects in fields, streams/ponds, wildlife and woodland areas. The intern will have the opportunity to work with the Horticulture staff responsible for implementing proper management practices, exploring new practices, and maintaining outlying areas throughout Winterthur. Housing available on site.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum education: Enrolled in an accredited Conservation program, Natural Resource Management program, or has successfully completed related curriculum. Minimum experience: Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing. Ability to operate hand and power equipment safely. Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Ability to execute oral and written directions. Basic knowledge of environmental terminology & practices. Minimum experience: 6 months educational and/or field experience in the study of conservation, environmental or related field.

Visit http://www.winterthur.org/?p=778 to apply!

Pesticide CEUs for the 2016 Annual Meeting

Here is an up-to-date list of the Delaware pesticide CEUs available for the 2016 Annual Meeting:

  • Aquatic (5A) – 3 credits
  • Right-of-Way (06) – 3 credits


sheets will be available after the last presentation.

Conference Agenda



Annual Meeting Registration Deadline Extended!



The deadline to register for the 2016 Annual Meeting has been extended to October 12, 2016!

Don’t miss out on a full and informative agenda, as well as a DISC members-only networking happy hour after the meeting (see below)!  Register here!

Join us for a special networking event for DISC members* following the Annual Meeting at Fraizer’s Restaurant in downtown Dover!

Network with fellow invasive species professionals on Fraizer’s outdoor patio, which overlooks the adjacent Mirror Lake Restoration Project, while enjoying some complimentary hors d’oeuvres!

Food will be available from 4 – 7 PM at Fraizer’s Restaurant and Bar, 9 East Loockerman Street, Dover. This event will immediately follow the meeting.

We hope you will join us!

*Membership is included with annual meeting registration


Register Now for the 2016 Annual Meeting!


There’s still plenty of time to register for our 2016 Annual Meeting on October 19!!

Click here to visit our registration page

Visit the 2016 Annual Meeting page for more details!

A Call to Action: 2016–2018 NISC Management Plan


“The NISC Management Plan is a call to collective action. It enables us to know where to place our priorities and where to invest in the future. The threats invasive species pose to American assets and security warrant an urgent response backed by the full commitment of NISC and its partners.”

Visit https://www.doi.gov/invasivespecies/call-action-2016-2018-nisc-management-plan to download the full management plan.

REMINDER: Call for Abstracts Deadline This Friday, SEPTEMBER 2ND!


Reminder!  The call for abstracts for the 2016 DISC Annual Meeting is this Friday, September 2nd!  Oral presenters receive a 25% discount on registration and membership.

Interested presenters are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations or poster displays. Conference planners are hoping for a broad selection of posters and a variety of topics.  Topics can include (but are not limited to):

  • impacts, distribution, and prevention of invasive Species;
  • early detection or rapid response;
  • invasive species control or management;
  • habitat restoration


Visit the 2016 Annual Meeting page for more details!


ALERT: Emerald Ash Borer is CONFIRMED in Delaware

Source: emeraldashborer.info

Source: emeraldashborer.info

From Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Facebook page:

“A destructive, invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer (EAB), has been confirmed in Delaware, making it the 28th state to have found the insect.

The statewide impact is expected to be minimal, as ash trees make up only around two percent of Delaware’s tree stock and the state has been preparing for more than a decade.

“Because this was not unexpected, we have been working for several years with cities, towns and civic groups on plans to manage and replaceash trees,” said Dr. Faith Kuehn, administrator of DDA’s Plant Industries Section, which oversees EAB detection, control and prevention in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Delaware will also be added to a federal quarantine already in 27 other states restricting the interstate shipment of all ash wood and wood products – ash nursery stock, green lumber, waste, compost and chips – as well as hardwood firewood of all species. Some shipment out of state may be permitted if certain requirements are met and a federal permit is issued.

State forestry and plant health officials are providing advice to homeowners, municipalities and civic groups at de.gov/ashtrees, where they can find information, fact sheets, photographs and links to other resources.”

Visit http://dda.delaware.gov/plantind/eab.shtml for more information.

Call for Abstracts deadline is two weeks away!


There are still two weeks left to submit abstracts for our annual meeting.  Deadline is SEPTEMBER 2, 2016!  Visit the 2016 Annual Meeting page for details!

Forest Stewardship Program Webinar Series: Pollinator Habitat. September 21, 2016


Forest Stewardship Program Webinar Series

Pollinator Habitat

Create & enhance pollinator habitat
Pollinator conservation resources
Regional case studies
Create native seed banks

Presented by:
Mace Vaughan, Xerces Society
John Proctor, Forest Service

September 21, 2016
2-3:30 PM EST