Jun
26

Invasive Plant Detection Training

When
June 26, 2020 - 9:30 AM
Where
Online
Sponsors
Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Cost
Free

Invasive Yellow Flag Iris.\Photo by James St. John.

The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council will hold a series of online sessions this year that provide training in “Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR),” the watchwords for those hoping to nip invasive species in the bud.  The first of these takes place on Friday, June 26, 9:30 a.m.-noon, and is devoted to invasive aquatic plants.

EDRR depends on a network of knowledgeable citizens serving as scouts for scientists and resource managers—volunteers who know what to look for and where to report likely invaders.  It is thus a classic form of citizen science in which anyone can help to extend our knowledge of the natural world.

The event is free and open to all, and is co-sponsored by EPA and NOAA.  The subject matter includes:

*Aquatic invasive plant ecology and identification with survey and reporting methods;

*Best Management Practices (BMP) for lake residents and users;

*Basic limnology (lake ecosystems); and

*Cyanobacteria basics (with a further training session to come on identification and reporting).

To register:  https://www.pnw-ipc.org.

For more information:  [email protected].