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Invasive Species and Biological Control

Jeff B. Roth, Maine Correspondent, interviews Lisa Tewksbury and Andrei Alyokhin following the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network: Biocontrol Species Could Become Invasive (April 19, 2019, Rockland, Maine)

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Women and Our Woods Workshop

Nancy Olmstead is giving an overview of invasive forest plants at a workshop on April 27.  It is geared toward women woodland owners and outdoor enthusiasts. Other fun topics include wildlife tracking, safe chainsaw use, and reading the forested landscape. Please click on the flyer below to see a bigger image for more details.

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Mount Desert Island Invasive Species Forum

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor Keynote Speaker: Colleen Teerling, Maine Forest Service Entomologist, Invasive forest and garden insect pest update Terrestrial Species Management by Local Land Managers: Species identification, resources for management help Aquatic Invaders Monitoring / Courtesy Boat Inspection Program: MDI and Hancock County survey and prevention efforts Information […]

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Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Workshop

April 11, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Warrensburg, NY Charlotte Malmborg will provide information on the importance of hemlock trees in northeastern forests, the threat presented by HWA, and how landowners can identify and manage HWA infestations. She will also introduce New York State Hemlock Initiative’s research of biological control opportunities and describe the role of NYSHI in […]

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Job Openings with North American Invasive Species Management Association

The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, announces two employment opportunities available – a full-time Program Manager and a part-time Membership, Graphic Design, and Program Coordinator. The full-time Program Manager will administer NAISMA’s Weed Free Forage & Gravel; Online Invasive Species Manager Trainings; and Annual Conference Programs. The successful candidate […]

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Paid Undergraduate Student Internships at the University of Maine

The University of Maine Initiative for One Health and the Environment is excited to announce a new NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program that may be of interest to undergraduate students interested in environmental sustainability. Our fully paid summer program will focus on Accelerating New Environmental Workskills (REU ANEW). From June 3 to August […]

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UMass Extension’s Invasive Plant Management Certification

Location: Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley MA A four-day program to help participants meet the unique challenges of managing invasive plants. The first class in this series, A1: Principles and Fundamentals of Weed Science, is February 19! A certificate in Invasive Plant Management may be obtained by attending all four sessions (details below) and obtaining a passing grade on each. To […]

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Spotted Lanternfly Conference in Massachusetts

UMass Extension’s  Spotted Lanternfly Preparedness Conference February 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events (UMass Extension) The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was first detected in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2014. This non-native, invasive insect has since had a large impact on agricultural […]

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Garlic Mustard Management Workshop

You are cordially invited to a Workshop on Garlic Mustard Management on January 16, 2019, hosted by The Stinson Lab at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Join us for a morning of talks featuring the latest on our garlic mustard research and round table discussions about its impacts and management. The workshop will summarize long term […]

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Invasive Plant Service Day at Camden Hills State Park

Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Join the Maine Conservation Corps and Maine Natural Areas Program to help remove destructive invasive plants from Camden Hills State Park! Invasive plants can overgrow natural areas, strangle trees, and push out beneficial native plants. We will remove plants like Asiatic bittersweet, shrub honeysuckles, Japanese barberry, multiflora rose, […]

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