DISC was well represented at the 2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference at Chase Center on the Riverfront, on February 3 and 4. Thanks to all who stopped by our table to chat, learn about our organization, and pick up a copy of Mistaken Identity! We hope to sponsor again in the future!
“According to a study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and university scientists and published in the journal NeoBiota, at least one invasive species is present in 39 percent of forested plots sampled nationwide for invasive plants by the Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. Results are provided for all U.S. regions and reveal that a significant portion of the more than 741 million acres of forested land in the United States has been invaded.”
We had a great year in 2015. Check out our Year in Review!
The 2015 DISC Annual Meeting has been approved for ISA CEUs! If you are ISA certified and attended last year’s meeting, please contact DISC Chair Ashley Peebles at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species (MAP) is announcing its 2016 request for proposals. The mission of the MAP is to assist state and federal agencies and other stakeholders in developing and implementing strategic, coordinated, and action-oriented approaches to preventing and controlling aquatic invasive species in the mid-Atlantic region. The driving force behind MAP’s mission is to strengthen cooperation, coordination, and communication on AIS issues within the region and beyond.
Please visit http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/mid-atlantic-panel-aquatic-invasive-species-request-proposals which provides a summary of the RFP and a link to download the full document. The RFP outlines MAP priorities and provides information about the format and timetable for submitting proposals. The MAP encourages broad participation from groups and individuals concerned about aquatic invasive species issues in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The proposal deadline is March 25, 2015 at 5 pm EDT. Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF document to MAP-Proposals@mdsg.umd.edu.
Check out what University of Delaware and Mt. Cuba Center are doing to help reduce the spread of invasive plants!
“A partnership between the Mt. Cuba Center Inc. and University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources strives to find varieties of native plants that will charm the customer and benefit the environment. As part of the search, they are taking cues from the true judges of a plant’s beneficial nature – the bees, butterflies and other insects that gather (or not) on the flowers and leaves of the plants that gardeners cultivate.” –From University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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