Maine Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting

  • Bank of Maine Ice Vault 203 Whitten Rd Augusta, ME, 04336 United States

Maine Invasive Species Network 5th Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The  Bank of Maine Ice Vault, Hallowell, Maine

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Visit http://umaine.edu/invasivespecies/home/5th-annual-maine-invasive-species-network-meeting/ for up to date information.

(8:00 – 8:30 am) Registration; coffee

(8:30 – 8:40) Welcome

(8:40 – 8:50) Invasive Species in Maine: What Comes Next?

(8:50 – 10:40) State of the State Roundtable by Taxa
Forest Pests: Allison Kanoti, MFS Forest Health Division
Aquatic Plants: Roberta Hill, Maine Volunteer Lakes Monitoring Program
Agricultural Pests: Andrei Alyokhin, UMaine Applied Entomology Laboratory
Marine Invasive Species: Beth Bisson, Maine Sea Grant / Maine Invasive Species Collaborative
Terrestrial Plants: Ann Gibbs, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

(10:40 – 11:00) Break

(11:00 – 12:00) Concurrent Session #1 (choose A or B)
A: The “big picture” of invasive plant management
B: Preparing for emerald ash borer

(12:00 – 1:00) Lunch

(1:00 – 2:00) Visioning: Revitalizing MISN

(2:00 – 2:15) Break

(2:15 – 3:15) Concurrent Session #2 (choose A or B)
A: Getting “beyond the choir”: Translating awareness into behavioral change
B: Successful volunteer engagement

(3:15 – 3:30) Wrap-up