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Invasive Plant Conference

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Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council 2015 Conference
Advances in Invasive Plant Science: Applying research outcomes to management and restoration at the species, community, and landscape levels

Tuesday, August 4 & Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Juniata College, Ellis Hall Ballroom
Huntingdon, PA

Keynote Speaker:

Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation Programs, North Carolina Botanical Garden

Join researchers and invasive plant managers as they come together to discuss the latest invasive plant research and how it can be used to increase the effectiveness of invasive plant management strategies.

Managing invasive plants in the Mid-Atlantic region can be complicated.  The area encompasses urban lands and wilderness areas, stretches from coastal swamps to high mountain forests, and includes numerous well-established invasive species.  Adding to the complexity are the threats of newly-emerging invasive species, the recent addition of biocontrol vectors, and the role of restoration in recently-managed areas.   With all of these factors, a scientific approach to managing invasive plants is critical to success.

Through a number of case studies our invited speakers will present their recent applied research on invasive plants.  Research topics will cover applied management at the species, ecosystem, and landscape levels.  We will cover effective control strategies: biocontrol vectors, pre-emergent herbicides, early detection of new species, and cooperative weed management areas.  Restoration projects in wilderness areas and urban habitats will be discussed along with information on re-vegetation, weed risk assessment, and impacts on pollinators.

We will also have a field session to cover species identification, mapping tools, and chemical techniques.

Time will be available for questions, discussion, and networking with speakers and attendees. We invite you to join us for this 9th Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council Conference. It will be an exciting and informative two-day meeting.

Registration & Fees

$210 per person
$155 for lifetime MAIPC members
$100 for Students with ID
*Registration will be refunded only if notification is received no later than seven (7) working days prior to the event less a $15 processing fee.

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Who Should Attend
Managers of parks, preserves, conservation districts and other natural areas, invasive plant management and restoration specialists, researchers, students, gardeners, landscape architects, managers of botanical gardens and nurseries, extension agents, environmental educators, garden writers, recreational land managers, and others interested in learning more about invasive plants, biodiversity, and habitat restoration.

This conference was made possible by the generous support and cooperation of the following partners:
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Sarver Ecological, LLC
Virginia Native Plant Society

Overnight Accommodations
A limited number of overnight accommodations are available in the Juniata College dormitories. Click here for reservations »

Click here for a list of area hotels »

The following Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available:
International Society of Arboriculture CEUs for certified arborists
Society of American Foresters Continuing Forestry Education Credits
Pesticide recertification for the following states: PA, DE, NJ, WVA, MD, VA

Mid Atlantic Invasive Plant Council Invasive Plant Control

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