Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Conference August 4 & 5

July 17, 2015

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

In just a few weeks there will be a two-day conference on invasive plants and their impacts, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council and Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania.

This conference is held every two years and this year’s theme is applying research outcomes to management and restoration at the species, community, and landscape levels. The keynote will be by Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation Programs, the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Other presentations will include a case study of adaptive management in the Linville Gorge Wilderness, the latest research in controlling Japanese stiltgrass, and techniques to promote native pollinators.

These conferences are a good chance to learn more about controlling invasive plants; there’s a lot of expertise in the room. You can read more about the conference and registration¬†here.