Wednesday, February 21, 2018

NA-IPC Webinars

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 26 - March 2, 2018

There are a few webinars you may have interest in listed on the website: https://www.nisaw.org/  and copy and pasted below:

NA-IPC Webinars

Monday February 26 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday February 27 - 3:00 PM
Wednesday February 28 - 4:00 PM
Thursday March 1 - 3:00 PM

There is also a map at https://www.nisaw.org/ where you can click on the markers to find out about events--there are three listed for Washington:


The Columbia Gorge CWMA's seventh annual Invasive Species and Exotic Pest Workshop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbia-gorge-cwma-invasive-species-and-exotic-pests-workshop-registration-41096356308


WSDA's Gypsy Moth Open House: https://www.facebook.com/events/394983874279509/

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hydric Soil Workshop

Dear FAESS Members and Friends,

Our 2018 Hydric Soil Workshop (HSW) is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. The workshop focuses on identification of hydric soil indicators in wetlands and includes a classroom component in the morning and field activities in the afternoon. The HSW morning session will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown in Tallahassee, FL. Our group rate is $109/night. Please mention you are with "FAESS" for the group rate.

The afternoon field session will be held at the nearby Ochlockonee WMA North Tract. Please see the attached information package including registration form. If you plan to attend, you may pay with a credit card via Paypal on our website (http://faess.org) or send a check at the address on the agenda. Please send your registration to me at thull1222@hotmail.com.

The workshop is pre-approved for 7.0 contact hours for FDOH CEHPs and Florida Master and Septic Tank Contractors. You should also be able to complete CEUs for your professional certification, depending on your organization's rules and guidelines. For more information see our website at: http://faess.org

Hope to see you there!

Tim Hull
Secretary/Treasurer
faess.org
Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS) ... John Galbraith took two USA Soil Judging teams to the international soil judging contest at the IUSS ...

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North American Weed Classical Biological Control Research and Development Program Directory and Contacts

Version 1 North American Weed Classical Biological Control Research and Development Program Directory and Contacts

From Carol Randall, U.S. Forest Service

I would like to thank all of the folks that have contributed to this document; it started with 14 target weeds and currently has 50  target weeds with full directory entries and an additional 11 target weeds for which classical weed biocontrol research and development work may be ongoing; however, information requested was not fully available (Appendix 4).

The classical weed biological control programs included in this directory are the subjects of ongoing foreign exploration or have new biological control agents under development or progressing through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) permitting process.  This document does not address all target weeds in North America with permitted classical weed biocontrol agents. Information on existing USDA APHIS permitted biological control agents may be found elsewhere.

Documents of this sort are not possible without contributions from many people.  Over the last year  I received input from scores of folks, thank you.  

This document is intended to be a living document; it will be updated as time and resources allow. It will be posted on I-biocontrol.org.

Please send any updates or correction to me at crandall@fs.fed.us.


Roads and plant invasions

Roads and plant invasions, probably not what you would think
​ (U.S. Forest Service Publication)​



Landscape correlates of forest plant invasions: A high-resolution analysis across the eastern United States

https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/55558

invasive herb-herbivore-carnivore connection

FYI. This report refers to the invasive herb-herbivore-carnivore connection that the researcher who studied this (I forget her name) presented to the NC-IPC Symposium about 3 years ago.

Bob


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Bob Gale
Ecologist & Public Lands Director
MountainTrue
29 North Market Street, Suite 610            
Asheville, NC 28801
828-258-8737


Thursday, February 15, 2018

CRITICAL DATES FOR FLEPPC 2018 CONFERENCE

See attached and/or see below ~
CRITICAL DATES FOR FLEPPC 2018 CONFERENCE
The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council 
invites you to attend the
2018 FLEPPC Annual Conference, April 4th–6th
Crowne Plaza Oceanfront, Melbourne, Florida
Critical dates:
Abstract due date for oral & poster presentations:              February 20th
Email of intention for student competition participation:    February 20th
Presenter notification of acceptance/rejection via email:   February 28th
Crowne Plaza hotel conference rate ($121) ends:                March 12th
(NOTE: room block may sell out sooner; don’t delay!)
For reservations, call 877-701-9252; group code FEP.
Early Eventbrite registration cut-off:                                         March 23rd (MIDNIGHT)

Registration is open via Eventbrite!  Go to fleppc.org for updates!



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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

analysis of recent Seebens et al study of "emerging" invasive species + recent news

Hi, forest pest & invasive plant mavens !

My new blog summarizes the recent study by Seebens et al 2018 that addresses "emerging" invasive species ... and notes some gaps in the data that impede its use for predicting invaders' impacts.
Check it out at www.cisp.us or www.nivemnic.us

I welcome your input on this - especially re: the study's findings on vertebrates & aquatics  - since I claim no expertise on these groups.  How can we best use this study and Seebens' 2017 study looking at rates of introduction across the board (link provided in the blog)?

NEWS
1) APHIS has obtained $17.5 million in emergency funding from the Commodity Credit Corporation to enhance its efforts to eradicate the spotted lanternfly. APHIS' press release is at https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2018/02/07/perdue-announces-emergency-funding-spotted-lanternfly-pennsylvania

2) polyphagous shot hole borer has been detected in South Africa. Disastrous news.  The good side of this is that the detection was the result of the Kwa-Zulu-Natal Botanical Ggarden searching its plants for pests because it has joined the International Plant Sentinel Network. I hope additional gardens and arboreta will become active in this "early detection" effort.


Faith