9th Annual Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium convenes March 20-22, 2007

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Pulling Together: Cooperation to Combat Invasive Plants - An exciting program of presentations and workshops will address invasive plant identification, risk assessment,ecosystem impacts, and educational opportunities – and, of course, the latest in management strategies. The program willhave morning lectures from nationally recognized speakers followed by concurrent sessions. The afternoon will offerworkshops and field trips. Volunteer poster presentations are invited and will be on display throughout the program withauthors present to discuss their work during the poster session and reception.The Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council is a regional 501(c)3 organization dedicated to controlling invasiveplants and restoring natural ecosystems. SE-EPPC welcomes participation by all land agencies, organizations, industries,and individuals, all working together to forge a solution.

General Program Schedule

Plenary session topics include:

• Engaging Diverse Stakeholders

– Keynote: Carla Hoopes, Montana’s Statewide Noxious Weed Awareness and Education Program

• Volunteer Mapping and Early Detection

• Invasive Plants and Green Industry: Building Bridges of Compromise

Concurrent sessions each day focus on different topics:

• Control Techniques

• Urban Issues, Environmental Education and Using Volunteers

• Biology and Genetics

• Herbicide Technology

• Early Detection / Mapping

• Cogongrass

• Restoration

• Funding, Resources and Programs

• Ecology

Tuesday Afternoon Workshops:

• Bid Specifications and Contracts for Invasive Plant Management

• Invasive Plant Mapping

• Herbicide Application Methods

Invasive Plant Control Workshop, Wednesday Morning (Concurrent with Wednesday morning sessions)

Focused on:

• How to recognize the most serious invasive plants and understand how they impact natural areas and other lands

• How to safely and effectively use herbicides and other control methods

• How to determine the best control methods to use for your particular site

Wednesday Field Trips:

• Chinese Privet on the Oconee River Floodplain / Granite Outcrops / State Botanical Garden of Georgia

• Tallulah Gorge State Park Invasive Plant Control Program

• Canoeing the Broad River (Extra Fee involved, Limited Participants, Contact Chuck Bargeron,

cbargero@uga.edu, 229-386-3298 for more information)

Vendor & Sponsor Contact: Elaine Nash, einash33@bellsouth.net, 770-922-7292

Program Contact: Chris Evans, cevans@uga.edu, 229-386-3298

Pesticide Credits for most southern states will be applied for.

For more information and full schedule:

www.se-eppc.org and www.gaeppc.org

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