2020 Annual Meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network

In the midst of a viral outbreak that makes all-day group gatherings ill advised, the MISN annual meeting at Colby College on 24 March has been cancelled. The planning team will meet in two months to discuss whether to have a meeting in the Fall or hold off until 2021. We are sad but we want everyone to stay healthy.

March 24, 2020
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Please feel free to download and distribute the meeting’s flier (PDF).


8:00-8:30 — Registration, morning refreshments

8:30-8:45 — Welcome: The Inimitable Gary Fish

8:45-10:00 — State of the State Roundtable by Taxa, Part I

  • Forest pests, Mike Parisio, DACF—Forest Service
  • Aquatic plants, John McPhedran, Maine DEP
  • Agricultural pests, David Handley, UMaine Extension

10:00-10:15 — Break

10:150-11:00 — State of the State Roundtable by Taxa, Part II

  • Terrestrial plants, Nancy Olmstead, DACF—MNAP
  • Marine invasives, Jeremy Miller, Wells NERR

11:00-12:00 — Invasive Ticks and their Expansion in the Northeastern US, Chuck Lubelczyk, Maine Medical Center Research Institute

12:00-1:00 — Lunch (provided)

1:00-2:00 — Implications of Climate Change for Invasive Species, Bethany Bradley, UMass Amherst

2:00-2:30 — PM Break and Poster Session

2:30-3:00 — Assessing Distribution and Abundance of the Mudpuppy in Maine, Catherine Bevier, Colby College

3:00-3:15 — Wrap-up



This program is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust
  • Nutrition Solutions
  • Solitude Lake Management: A Rentokil Company
  • Irving Woodlands Division
  • FB Environmental
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Stantec
  • Colby College
  • University of Maine

For more information, please contact Nancy Olmstead at 207.287.8046 or Nancy.Olmstead@maine.gov.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Melissa Babcock at 207.581.27888 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.