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66Introduction to Invasive Plant Management

Day 1 9:30 – 5:00


• 9:30-10:30 Introduction (to course and invasives) (Mark Renz)
• 10:30-10:45 ID tools, Internet resources, and other ID resources (Jerry Doll)
• 10:45- 11:10 Identifying plants of the grassland (Jerry Doll)
• 11:10- 11:35 Identifying plants of the woodland (Steve Glass)
• 11:35- 12:00 Identifying plants of the wetland (Greg Kidd)
• 12:00- 12:30 Lunch
• 12:30- 12:45 9 steps of Conservation Planning (Bob Weihrouch)
• 12:45 -2:00 Introduction to management practices- what information is needed (Mark Renz)
• 2:15- 3:45 Field trip 1 (Steve Glass/Brad Herricks)
• 3:45- 5:00 Tools and techniques for Control 1 (Mark Renz)

Day 2 8:30 – 4:00


• 8:30-8:45 Review day 1 (Rich Crow)
• 8:45- 9:30 Monitoring protocols for invasive species (Alycia Crall)
• 9:30-9:45 Using an online mapping application (Alycia Crall)
• 10:00- 11:00 Applications of GIS in management (Richard Crow)
• 11:00-11:20 USDA policies/programs - (Bob Weihrouch)
• 11:20- 11:40 Laws/Policies regarding invasive plants-state & national (Kelly Kearns)
• 11:40-12:00 Communicating the plan to others involved (Kelly Kearns)
• 12:00- 2:00 Field trip 2 (Brad Herricks/Steve) GPS outdoor practice (Alycia Crall)/lunch
• 2:15- 2:40 Best Management Practices (Kelly Kerns)
• 2:40- 3:00 Introduction of group project
• 3:00- 4:00 Combining the data into a comprehensive management plan (Kelly Kerns)

Day 3 8:30 – 3:30


• Review days 1 and 2 (Rich Crow)
• 8:45- 9:45 Reed canarygrass control 2 (Craig Annen)
• 9:45- 10:15 Tools and techniques for control (Craig Annen) *bring in application equipment (Rich Crow)*
• 10:30-12:00 Short/long range strategies and success stories (Panel discussion) Bob Weihrouch, Greg Kidd,
Steve Glass, Mark Renz Craig Annen (Facilitator Rich Crow)
• 12:00-2:00 Lunch/ Developing a weed management plan (group work)
• 2:00- 3:00 Presentations and discussions of plans
• 3:00-3:30 Final comments, questions and course evaluation (Ingrid West)