Save the Date: North American Invasive Species Forum Biennial Conference

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Save the date!  The North American Invasive Species Forum‘s biennial conference is May 9-11, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia.

The conference aims to encompass “the interests of professionals and organizations involved in invasive species management, research, and regulation in North America. 

The Forum expands on the previous successes of the biennial Weeds Across Borders conferences, bringing together the international invasive species community.  This Forum will include the latest information on policy and cross-border coordination of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species management – including discussions on innovative and effective approaches for collaboration with indigenous and tribal groups, local communities, government agencies, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and other stakeholders – with the objective of outlining a continental Strategic Framework for aquatic and terrestrial invasive species across North America.

In addition to the two-day event, potential opportunities for pre- and post-forum field trips and special workshops are being explored along the Georgia coast.  This Forum is hosted by the North American Invasive Species Network, with the support and guidance of the international steering committee representing the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.   We hope that you will plan to enjoy the beautiful Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens setting.”


June 15, 2016: Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Management Workshop

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Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Management Workshop

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

9AM to 4PM

In this workshop, experts present a variety of tools and procedures to assist public and private land managers in developing best management practices.

Morning Sessions

  • Observe how ArcGIS software is used to establish goals and implement restoration projects.
  • Discover how to develop and prioritize invasive species control programs.
  • Learn how to design and install systems that successfully restore and repair eroded streambanks.

Afternoon Tours

  • Mt. Cuba Center’s experimental reforestation research site.
  • Natural Lands watershed-monitoring program.
  • Invasive plant management projects.

 

Registration

Natural Lands Management Workshop Agenda