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Invasive Plant Conference: Paths to Restoration Success

Shepherdstown, WV

Date: July 31 - August 1, 2013

Location: National Conservation Training Center

Host: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Having a restoration plan in place prior to initiating an invasive plant management project is critical for success. Invasive plant removals are often followed by regrowth and re-infestation by targeted and other invasive species. Through case studies, we will explore varied approaches to habitat restoration of forests, wetlands, grasslands, meadows, and steep slopes in the mid-Atlantic region. Effective control tools and strategies from pathogenic fungi to prescribed fire will be discussed along with information on collecting, storing, and growing native plant seed and finding appropriate seed sources. Suggestions will be offered for ways to provide for pollinator needs and ecosystem services when developing a restoration plan. We will also present recent developments in online reporting and mapping tools.

Plenty of time will be available for questions, discussion, and networking with speakers and attendees. We invite you to join us for this 7th Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council Conference. It will be an exciting and informative two-day meeting.

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