Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Greenwich Land Trust Invasive Plant Management Workshop

The Greenwich Land Trust Invasive Plant Management Workshop

Restoring our Natural Areas

Town Hall - 101 Field Point Road,
Greenwich, CT 06830.

Phone: (203) 622-7700

Greenwich Land Trust Hosts Invasive Plant Management Workshop. The workshop will feature a panel of experts, both academics and practitioners in the field, as they discuss land restoration and invasive plant management techniques. The workshop covers a range of topics from early detection of invasive plants to mapping and monitoring strategies to cutting-edge methods for invasive plant control and removal.
Speakers include Logan Senack, Invasive Plant Coordinator for the state of Connecticut, Randy G. Westbrooks, PhD, an invasive plant prevention specialist, Chuck Bargeron from the Center of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia, Steven Manning, President of Invasive Plant Control, Inc., &  Greenwich Land Trust’s Steve Conaway who manages invasive plant removal on all GLT properties.
The workshop is free and includes lunch, but registration is required. To view the agenda for the discussion  and to register, please go online at


The Greenwich Land Trust, founded in 1976, is a 501c3 non-profit organization and nationally accredited land trust dedicated to maintaining 737 acres of land in Greenwich, CT – to protect the environmental health of our community, preserve its natural beauty and conserve its waterways, forests and wildlife for this and future generations. To learn more, please visit


Thursday April 4th, 2013
8:30 am to 9:00 amRegistration and Snacks
9:10 am to 9:30 amIntroductions - Virginia Gwynn - Executive Director, The Greenwich Land Trust
9:30 am to 10:15 amPresentation: Invasive Plant Management in Connecticut
Logan Senack - Connecticut Invasive Plant Coordinator
10:15 am to 11:00 amPresentation: Prevention and Early Detection of Invasive species
Randy G. Westbrooks, Ph.D. - Invasive Plant Prevention Specialist
11:00 am to 11:45 amPresentation: Mapping and Monitoring Strategies: Collecting Weed Data in Natural Areas
Chuck Bargeron - Information Technology Director, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia
11:45-12:00Presentation: Utilizing digital tools in local invasive plant control
Steven Conaway - Stewardship & Outreach Manager, The Greenwich Land Trust
12:00 am to 1:00 pmLunch Provided
1:00 pm to 2:00 pmPresentation: Utilizing Selective Methods for Invasive Plant Management
Steven T Manning  - President, Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
2:00-2:45Presentation: Anticipating Success - What Happens After You Remove that Invasive from your Ecosystem
John Peter Thompson  
2:45-3:00Break with refreshments
3:00-3:20Greenwich—Looking to the Future
3:00-3:30Open Discussion: invite local speakers from the Audubon center and other land management partners

Primary topics
  • Developing a Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area
  • Next Steps to Partnering for Success
3:30 pmAdjourn

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