Friday, December 8, 2017

Register NOW for the 4-County CWMA Pull-Together


The event takes place at the Kennedy School in Portland on Wednesday, Jan 10th from 8am-4pm (with social & happy hour to follow). Please get your registrations in early.  We look forward to seeing you there!



Michelle Delepine
Invasive Species Program Coordinator
West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
2701 NW Vaughn St, Suite 450
Portland, OR 97210
Office: 503 238 4775 x 115
Cell: 503 490 4446
Fax: 503 326 3942
www.wmswcd.org
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"Conserving and protecting soil & water resources for people, wildlife and the environment"


Managing non-native species and building a risk assessment checklist

Managing non-native species and building a risk assessment checklist

(From: THE APPLIED ECOLOGIST'S BLOGBRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RESEARCHERS, AND PRACTITIONERS, AND POLICYMAKERS
​)​

Helen Roy discusses her recent Policy Direction, Developing a framework of minimum standards for the risk assessment of alien species and the challenges of producing a 14-step checklist for quality assurance in invasive species risk assessment.


--
Terri Hogan, Invasive Plant Program Manager



Landscape Restoration & Adaptation
Biological Resources Division
Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
1201 Oakridge Dr, Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone:  970-267-7306
Cell:  970-889-0108
Fax:  970-225-3585


You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. – Denis Waitley

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Flowering Rush Summit 2018

Flowering Rush Summit 2018
Northern Quest Resort, Spokane Washington
February 27-28, 2018

The Columbia Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area invites you to join us at the Flowering Rush Summit on February 27 and 28, 2018 in Spokane WA. The Summit will be a one and a half day event that will address flowering rush in the Columbia River Basin. The goal of the Summit is to share current information on distribution, ecology and management of flowering rush. The agenda team is busy at work putting the final touches together for the upcoming summit. Take a look at the attached agenda-at-a glance for more information.

Book your hotel - Take advantage of our special hotel rate of $99/night plus taxes and fees.  Group code: 19263 or follow this link

Register for the event today! Register here

Questions? Contact Leah Elwell for more information.

Leah Elwell
Invasive Species Action Network - Program Director
Western Regional Panel on ANS - Coordinator


406-222-7270

Feral Swine: A Growing Threat Open House Meeting and Webinar - January 4, 2018

Feral Swine: A Growing Threat
Open House Meeting and Webinar 
January 4, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2017 report commissioned by Washington State agencies analyzed the ecological and economic impacts of 23 invasive species to Washington's landscapes, agriculture, business, and recreation.

Of the species analyzed, feral swine are not yet established in Washington. However, the invasive species is a serious threat to Washington State's agriculture, livestock, and natural resources. Focusing solely on potentially affected agricultural impacts, more than $6.5 billion are at risk. With your help, we can prevent this economic impact by keeping feral swine out of Washington.

To share information about feral swine identification, impacts, and the imminent threat to Washington State resources, the Washington Invasive Species Council will be holding a meeting and webinar. Hear from experts about feral swine damage and impacts to crops, wildlife, and water quality, and learn about disease threats to livestock. The Washington Invasive Species Council will also discuss what Washington is doing to prevent establishment of this new threat. Visit http://www.invasivespecies.wa.gov/feral-swine-information.shtml to learn more.

In-Person Meeting Information
You may join the meeting in person, in Room # 259, 2nd Floor, Washington Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501.

Webinar Information
You may also join the meeting remotely via GoToWebinar. To register for the webinar, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4627123548864769538. If this is your first GoToWebinar, visit link.gotomeeting.com/system-check to check your connection and system settings.

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Justin Bush
Executive Coordinator
| Washington Invasive Species Council
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
Office: 1111 Washington ST SE
| Olympia WA 98501
Mail: PO Box 40917
| Olympia WA 98504
Office: (360) 902-3088
|TDD: (360) 902-1996
justin.bush@rco.wa.gov
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Aquatic Invasive Species

Hi folks,

I received this link from Pat Parr.  It’s a new USGS tool for viewing distribution maps and models of the potential spread of invasive species from floods and storms.


https://nas.er.usgs.gov/


Thanks.

Kitty

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2018 Aquatic Weed Control Short Course


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Aquatic Weed Control Short Course

Registration is Open!  

Join us for the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course! It is the largest and most inclusive training for Florida Pesticide Licensing and CEUs. Become a more qualified professional, engage with your industry, and network with your peers! The Short Course is designed to benefit both new and experienced applicators alike. Register at the early rate of $250 and save $50!  (Early rate ends Feb. 26).  

Why Should You Attend?

·  Earn 20+ Florida CEUs in a Combination of Categories 
·  Take Florida Certification Exams
·  Exam Study and Q&A Sessions
·  Calibration/Math Training Sessions
·  Live Plant Identification Sessions 
·  General Standards (CORE) Training
·  Aquatic Pest Control Training
·  Natural Areas Weed Management Training
·  Right-of-Way Weed Management Training

http___conference.ifas.ufl.edu_aw_reg.html


Become a Sponsor!

Sponsoring the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course increases your brand recognition and exposure to more than 400 applicators in person, and 5000+ applicators via digital and printed publicity announcements.  

Sponsor recognition begins immediately, so maximize your benefits by sponsoring early! 

New this year for Sponsors! An opportunity for your company's brochure to be included in every attendee's registration packet. 

http___conference.ifas.ufl.edu_aw_spon_ops.html


Make Your Hotel Reservation Today!

Fort Lauderdale Coral Springs Marriott

Reservation Cut-Off Date:
April 15, 2018 or the room block is full.  
Don't delay! The hotel may fill before the deadline.

Special Group Rate:  $119/night + tax (Regular Room)

http___conference.ifas.ufl.edu_aw_hotel.html

Questions?
Registration
Tel: 352-294-3576
General Short Course Information
Tel: 352-294-3578

This Short Course is organized by the
UF/IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI)

OCI is a full service conference planning division dedicated to assisting groups that support the IFAS mission "to develop knowledge in agriculture, natural resources, and the environment, and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life."

UF/IFAS OCI, PO Box 110750, Bldg. 78 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611


Sent by mstage@ufl.edu in collaboration with


why does USDA not penalize every shipment of wood packaging that violates law?

Hi, forest pest mavens!

I have posted a new blog at www.cisp.us or www.nivemnic.us which asks why USDA has not changed its policy of allowing importers to violate wood pacakging regulations 4 times in a year before imposing a penalty.  As you may remember, Customs made that change this fall - as of November Customs is free to penalize any shipment that violates ISPM#15.  As noted in my blog in October, every year Customs detects thousands of non-compliant shipments! More aggressive enforcement seems essential!


Faith

Friday, December 1, 2017

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference 12/13-12/15, 2017

We hope you can join us for the 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.  Field demonstrations will highlight more than 12 invasive species management specific tools during the Friday afternoon session.  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. 

December 13-15th, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN

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, Oklahoma 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 Relâche 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. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Workshop

 We hope you can join us for the 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.  With about four weeks to go there are only about 20 spaces left so register today.   

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. 

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop
December 13-15th, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN


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, Oklahoma 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 Relâche 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.


President
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

cell:  615-969-1309
office:  615-385-4319


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop

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. 

I know that many of you are awaiting approval before purchasing tickets and booking your room.  If you are approved to attend and find that rooms are no longer available when you go to make your reservation, please let me know.  I am holding back a few more rooms for the NMFWA group. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Nashville. 


December 13-15th, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, 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.




Monday, November 6, 2017

Agrilus smaragdifrons

Hi! please visit my new blog about  Agrilus smaragdifrons - recently detected in the Mid-Atlantic states.  It feeds on Ailanthus trees.

The blog can be read at www.cisp.us or www.nivemnic.us


Faith

Friday, November 3, 2017

Marine Debris Updates

From: Peter Murphy - NOAA Affiliate [mailto:peter.murphy@noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:26 AM
Subject: Marine Debris Updates - Calendar Contest + AFE Input Opportunity

Greetings All,

Hope this message finds you well.  I wanted to send a few quick updates on marine debris-relevant events and opportunities:

1) Alaska Forum on the Environment - Call for Presentations through November 22, 2017 We're continuing to work on planning the marine debris sessions at the next Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE), which runs February 12-16, 2018.

The call for presentation ideas through the AFE website is open through November 22, 2017.

Additionally, if you have any ideas on topics, speakers, or themes you'd like to see included in the marine debris sessions, or have ideas on a talk you'd like to present yourself, please send a note to Peter Murphy - peter.murphy@noaa.gov<mailto:peter.murphy@noaa.gov> and Erika Ammann - erika.ammann@noaa.gov<mailto:erika.ammann@noaa.gov>.

2) Marine Debris Art Contest - Open Through November 30, 2017 This year’s NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest is now officially open for grades K-8!  Through this contest, students can submit their original art works and have the chance to be published in the 2019 edition of the annual marine debris calendar.  Students can submit their artwork through November 30th, and more information on the contest and rules can be found on our website<https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/>. There you can also find other educational materials on marine debris, including some great videos!

This year's competition focuses on entries that answer one of two questions:
- How does marine debris impact the oceans and Great Lakes?
- What are you doing to help prevent marine debris?


Best regards, and thanks for your continued interest and engagement in the issue of marine debris!

-Peter

NOTE - You are receiving this email based on sign-ups at a previous marine debris workshop or event, or request by email.  If you would like to be removed from this distribution list, just reply to this email and let us know.

--
Peter Murphy
Regional Coordinator - Alaska
NOAA Marine Debris Program / Genwest
Office of Response and Restoration
tel.206.526.4661