Connecticut Audbon Society

This Invasive Plant Symposium can help you improve your property for birds

October 24, 2022 — The Connecticut Audubon Society is co-sponsoring an upcoming symposium that can help you improve your property for birds and plants. Here is how the organizers describe it:

Virtual Invasive Plant Symposium, Thursday, November 3, 2022, 8:30 a.m. -4 p.m.

The Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group 2022 symposium will be a full-day virtual webcast on November 3, with some sessions directed to all attendees and other sessions in concurrent breakouts (recordings of all sessions will be available to registered attendees post-symposium).

This year’s theme is Strategies for Managing Invasive Plants: Assess, Remove, Replace, and Restore.

The morning session will include a keynote presentation from Bernd Blossey, Cornell University: “Invasive Plant Management: What We Know, What We Do Not Know, and What We Must Know,” as well as presentations by Bryan Connolly, ECSU: “Online Tools and Apps for Identifying and Reporting Invasive Plants” and Diane Jorsey, CT DEEP: “Requirements for Pesticide Applications on Conservation Lands.”

The breakout sessions include topics titled: Assessing the Land: Case Studies on What Works; What is Working Around the State; Managing in your Backyard: Failures and Successes; Limitations: Legal and Practical; Control Strategies for Mile-a-Minute, Water Chestnut, and Hydrilla; and Replacement and Restoration: Design, Propagating, and Sourcing Native Seed.

CEU’s for organizations and Pesticide Recertification Credits are available. Registration $65; $25 Students. 

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