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
8:45-9:45 State of the State presentations
- Terrestrial plants. Nancy Olmstead, DACF-MNAP
- Aquatic plants. John McPhedran, DEP
- Agricultural pests. Andrei Alyokhin, UMaine
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
2:45-3:45 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: email@example.com 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!