Monday, October 9, 2017

New Restoration Courses

 
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Check Out Our New Courses for Ecological Restoration Professionals

Restoration Project DesignRestoration Design Course

Monday, November 6th, 9am-4pm
Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105

Cost: $85, lunch included
Instructor: Rodney Pond, Executive Director, Sound Salmon Solutions

This class will teach you how to use a design process to plan and implement future restoration projects, creating projects that are more successful and cost less money over the long run. Class attendees will learn about the stages of restoration projects (including site evaluation, goal development, site preparation, installation, maintenance and monitoring) and leave able to identify important
Professional credits approved: APLD (2.5), ASLA (7), CPH (6), ecoPRO (6), NALP/WALP (7). Pending: CERP

Assessing Soil Quality and Hydrologic Function in Restoration SitesRestoration Soils Hydrology Course

Monday, December 4, 8am-5pm
Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105

Cost: $100, lunch included
Instructor: Lisa Palazzi, Certified Professional Soil Scientist, Certified Professional Wetland Scientist

This class will provide an overview of natural soil development processes, providing a baseline for understanding soil hydrology and nutrient cycling. Participants will learn how to assess soil quality in the field and through lab work, and will review how soil hydrology works at a micro and macro-scale essential to understanding when and how to irrigate, and how to optimize soil moisture holding capacity and critical drainage function. Learn to improve site restoration prospects by understanding a local soil’s more limiting characteristics, and to optimize management decisions by understanding that one size does not fit all when it comes to growing plants and creating habitat in disturbed or impacted sites.
Professional credits approved: APLD (6.25), CPH (7), ecoPRO (7), NALP/WALP (7). Pending: ASLA, CERP

Check out all of our classes for public and professional audiences!

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biocontrol agents to tackle two invasive European swallow-worts.

From: Faith Campbell
Date: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 1:29 PM
Subject: new blog posted
To: 
Dear forest pest mavens & others,

The Center for Invasive Species Prevention has posted a new blog at www.cisp.us (or at nivemnic.us.org ). This blog discusses release of biocontrol agents to tackle two invasive European swallow-worts.

The blog is by a guest, Jil Swearingen - well known in the Mid-Atlantic invasive plant community!


Faith

Texas Anti-Invasives Citizen Scientist Program

Hi all,

Here’s info about the upcoming NAIPC webinar … 2 weeks from today.  A flier is also attached.  

The Texas Anti-Invasives Citizen Scientist Program on Oct 19, 2017 3:00 PM EDT 

Recognizing that battling invasives is going to take more than the available government resources, the Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council established the Invaders of Texas citizen science program in 2005. It is designed to move the target audience beyond awareness to action on invasive species. Volunteer citizen scientists are trained to detect and report invasive species in their communities. The more trained eyes watching for invasive species, the better our chances of lessening or avoiding damage to our native landscape. In this webinar, Dr. Hans Landel, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will describe the program’s training, database, website, the Sentinel Pest Network early detection and rapid response (EDRR) program, and other aspects of the program.

to register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5166272372570751747

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Thanks,
Nancy


Nancy J. Loewenstein, Ph.D.
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-1061



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop


Good afternoon, we hope you can join us for the 1st Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop to be held in Nashville, TN December 13th-15th, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. 

Come see more than 50 speakers discuss topics ranging from “Aerial Application as an Initial Strike for Heavy Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) Infestations in Illinois” to invasive animals of Florida.  The complete agenda can be found at the conference website http://www.invasiveplantcontrol.com/conference17/

It’s a great time of year to visit Nashville and the resort will be celebrating its Country Christmas with more than 3 million lights that are a part of the holiday decorations and many other activities.  The resort hosts more than 15 restaurants and offers a shuttle to popular downtown Nashville for those wishing to visit the busy downtown scene in the evenings. 
Our room block is almost filled so we are encouraging people to register and reserve a room while they are still available.  More conference information and opportunities can be found below.  Please pass this along to anyone or list you may think would be interested. 

December 13-15th, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN
We invite you to join us for the first Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop to be held in Nashville, TN December 13-15th, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  This year’s meeting will be co-hosted by the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s Invasive Species Working Group the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council the National Association of Invasive Plant Councils and Invasive Plant Control, Inc. .  
Registration
Who Should Attend?
  • Department of Defense Land Managers
  • Department of Transportation
  • Public and private land managers
  • Not for profit land managers
  • Municipal staff (parks and recreation, public works, inland wetlands/conservation commissions)
  • Nursery, tree and landscape professionals
  • Landscape architects and designers
  • State and federal employees
  • Members of conservation organizations
  • Educators, students
  • Gardening enthusiasts
  • Private landowners
  • Concerned citizens

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Pesticide Recertification Credits and other Continuing Education Credits will be offered for Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Florida, Oregon and Washington.  If you plan to attend and don’t see your state on the list, let us know and we will get it set up for you.

Hotel and Conference Location
Gaylord Opryland Hotel Experience the finest in Southern hospitality at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Our premier Opryland hotel offers guests an unforgettable getaway with all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. Located only 10 minutes from the airport and featuring an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping, recreational activities and entertainment, there’s never a shortage of things to do at our resort. After unwinding at Rel√Ęche Spa & Salon, practice your swing at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, make a splash at our indoor or outdoor pool, hit the gym at our state-of-the-art fitness center, or explore our nine acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls.
Reservations for the Opryland Hotel at the Conference Per Diem Rate can be made by clicking here

Alaska Invasive Species Workshop

The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop website <http://www.uaf.edu/ces/pests/cnipm/annual-invasive-species-c/> is updated with a new draft agenda, and additional information about parking, and the free public presentation at the Anchorage Museum.

Please publicize the free evening presentation and the workshop far and wide.  The flier for the free presentation is attached.

See you later this month.

--
Gino Graziano
Invasive Plants Instructor
UAF Cooperative Extension Service
907-786-6315

Call For Papers for a National Invasive Species Assessment

All,
A call from our colleague, Jeff Morisette:
Call For Papers for a National Invasive Species Assessment 
The National Invasive Species Council Secretariat has recently issued a call for papers for a special issue of the journal Biological Invasion.   In that special issue, the objective is to get papers that are focused on invasive species impacts on various sectors/topic areas in the United States. This special issue is in response to Executive Order 13751 - Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species; which calls for “a National Invasive Species Assessment in coordination with the U.S. Global Change Research Program's periodic national assessment, that evaluates the impact of invasive species on major U.S. assets, including food security, water resources, infrastructure, the environment, human, animal, and plant health, natural resources, cultural identity and resources, and military readiness, from ecological, social, and economic perspectives"
You can see details on the call for papers at: https://invasivespecies.submittable.com/submit
If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Morisette (jeffrey_morisette@ios.doi.gov).



Tennessee Valley Wild Ones

This Monday, October 9, the Tennessee Valley Wild Ones will kick-off Weed Wrangle-Chattanooga 2018 (March 3) with a talk by Eli Dickerson on removing invasive plants at Fernbank in Atlanta.  The meeting will be at 6 pm at green|spaces, 63 E. Main St.  Please come by.

If you wish to talk with Eli informally, we will be meeting for an early dinner at 4:45 pm at Conga Restaurant, 26 E. Main St.  See you Monday!

Bill Moll
TVWO Program Co-Chair
423-702-5779

In fall 2014, Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta embarked on an ambitious task of restoring a 65 acre old-growth forest. The forest had become host to 50 different non-native, invasive plant species that were choking out native plants and decreasing forest biodiversity. Since that time over 30 acres have been at least partially restored. This presentation will cover means, methods, successes and challenges of this restoration project and include advice on how you can tackle these ever-present invasives in your local forest or home landscape. Target species include English ivy, Chinese wisteria, thorny olive, leatherleaf mahonia, and various species of monkey grass.
Eli Dickerson is the Ecologist and chief "tree hugger" at Fernbank Museum of Natural History where he manages the 65 acre, old-growth Fernbank Forest.  Eli is an avid distance runner and enjoys exploring the trails of Georgia and North Carolina. In his spare time he also serves on American Forests National Cadre of Big Tree Measurers and manages Atlanta's Champion Tree Program.  Eli has B.S. in Biology from Winthrop University and an MBA in nonprofit management from Georgia State University.