Invasive Plants Conference

July 17, 2011

The Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council is hosting an invasive plant conference August 3 & 4: Tools and Techniques for Mapping, Managing and Mending Invaded Lands at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Invasive plants remain perhaps the largest challenge in managing lands as natural areas and this conference is designed to give you the tools and techniques for mapping, prioritizing, and controlling impacts from these species.

Topics include the debut of the Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network as an online tool for mapping species; forest restoration; preventing weed spread on equipment, mulches, and visitors; and equipment demonstrations used in prairie restorations.

I’m particularly excited because this will be my first visit to the National Conservation Training Center. The conference is designed for land managers, park personnel, gardeners, landscape architects, extension agents, students, and others interested in learning more about invasive plants, biodiversity and habitat restoration.