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Registration is open for 2017 Invasive Species Conference

  • 12/7/2016 10:28:00 AM
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Online registration is open and a preliminary agenda available for the 2017 Iowa Invasive Species Conference on March 28 – 29, 2017 at the Honey Creek Resort at Rathbun Lake, in Moravia.

The conference is open to the public and the preliminary agenda and registration information is available at http://www.iowainvasives.org.

The goal of the conference is to strengthen the management of invasive species, especially prevention, control and containment. The conference will cover terrestrial and aquatic invasive pest concerns and solutions during the two-day conference.

“We look forward to sharing information and resources with invasive species professionals and the public,” says Kim Bogenschutz, DNR aquatic invasive species biologist. “Iowa is in need of this type of collaboration and we have not had this level of statewide conference since 2000.” 

Conference highlights will include presentations on use of animals to control or find invasive plants or animals; status of emerald ash borer (EAB) and other forest pest species; local volunteer program strategies; and latest technologies, including apps, for mapping and monitoring invasive species.

The conference is hosted by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network and the Iowa DNR.