Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Urban Invasive Species Issues Forum March 1, 2012

See Schedule of Events at for details on workshops and other events being held throughout the Washington, DC Area.

Urban Invasive Species Issues Forum
March 1, 2012
Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel
1001 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005


Overview and Purpose: Initiation of process to create a “toolkit” to be used by municipal/local governments for invasive plant management. The toolkit would include definitions, principles and guidelines for dealing with invasive species.

Organizer: Rita Beard, National Park Service, Biological Resource Management Division; Moderator: John Peter Thompson, Maryland Invasive Species Council

  • 3:15-3:35 pm Policy and Regulatory Framework for Healthy Ecosystems - CJ Lammers, Master Environmental Planner, M-NCPPC Prince George’s Planning Department
  • 3:35-3:55 pm Challenges, Opportunities and Needs of local Urban Ecology- Damien Ossi, Wildlife Biologist D.C. Fisheries & Wildlife Division
  • 3:55-4:15pm Managing Ecosystem Services and Resources in an urban/suburban park system - Carole Bergmann Forest Ecologist/Field Botanist, M-NCPPC Montgomery County Parks
  • 4:15-4:35 pm Trials and Tribulations of Volunteers - Dr. Damon Waitt, Senior Director at the Lady Bird Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin
  • 4:35-4:55 pm IPM3: Potential for using online distance education programs to address urban landscape management needs- Dr. Robert M. Nowierski, USDA NIFA
  • 4:55-5:15 pm Workforce Development Capacity Community College as Partners - Dr. McClure Prince George's Community College
  • 5:15- 5:30 pm Discussion: Concepts, ideas, topics and suggestions for a municipal/local government toolkit for invasive plant management; components, stakeholders and next steps

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