Agenda of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network

Annual meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network will take place starting 8:00 AM on April 3, 2019 at Strand Theater in Rockland. Please feel free to download and distribute the meeting’s flier (PDF).

8:00-8:30 Registration and coffee/treats

8:30-8:45 Welcome

8:45-9:45 State of the State presentations

  • Terrestrial plants. Nancy Olmstead, DACF-MNAP
  • Aquatic plants. John McPhedran, DEP
  • Agricultural pests. Andrei Alyokhin, UMaine

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-11:00 State of the State presentations

  • Forest pests. Tom Schmeelk, DACF-MFS
  • Marine invasives. Rob Russell, DMR
  • Freshwater invasives. Jason Seiders, DIFW

11:00-12:00 Emerald Ash Borer — living, working, and regulating in the EAB zone; ecological implications for New England forests. Piera Siegert, State Entomologist, NH Dept. Agriculture, Markets & Food; Nate Siegert, Forest Entomologist, USFS

12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own in downtown Rockland)

1:00-2:00 Biocontrol of invasive insects and plants. Lisa Tewksbury, URI

2:00-2:30 Citizen-scientist led plant biocontrol trial in Ogunquit. Joan Griswold, Marginal Way Committee

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45 eDNA technology and its use for invasive species monitoring and research. Allison Watts, UNH

3:45-4:00 Wrap-up and Adjourn

Contact Amanda Devine for more information: or 207.607.4585.

The Annual Meeting has been approved for 5.5 Continuing Forestry Education credits and 4 Maine Board of Pesticide Control credits. So, bring your licenses!

See you in Rockland!