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The annual MISN meeting was held at the Buchanan Alumni House at the University of Maine, Orono Campus. Agenda is listed below and full meeting minutes are available for download.

Maine Invasive Species Network 2nd Annual Meeting

February 17, 2011

Buchanan Alumni House, University of Maine, Orono


8:30 – 9:00      Sign in; have a cup of coffee or tea; put up posters

9:00 – 9:15      Maine’s Dirty Dozen List and NE Regional Invasive Species Working Group

Ellie Groden, University of Maine

Emerging issues and present status updates

9:15-9:45      Mile-a-minute vine

Lisa Tewksbury, Entomology Research Associate, University of Rhode Island

9:45-10:00      BREAK

10:00 – 11:15      Updates on Maine Invasives

  1. Invasive terrestrial and wetland plants (Lisa St. Hilaire, Maine Natural Areas Program, Maine Dept. of Conservation)
  2. Invasive forest insect pests (Charlene Donahue, Maine Forest Service)
  3. Aquatic invasives (Paul Gregory, Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection)
  4. Marine invasives (Jenn Dijkstra, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve)
  5. Agricultural invasives (Ann Gibbs, Maine Department of Agriculture)

11:15 – 11:45      Discussion – Dirty Dozen / Priority lists

11:45 – 1:00      Poster session and LUNCH (provided)

Citizen Science and Volunteer Programs

1:00 – 1:30      Vital Signs Program

Sarah Kirn, Vital Signs Program Manager, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

1:30 – 2:00      Growing and Sustaining Maine’s Invasive Plant Patrol

Roberta Hill, Program Dir., ME Vol. Lake Monitoring Prog., Ctr. for Inv. Aquatic Plts

2:00 – 3:00      Discussions – Citizen science issues and managing volunteers

Lois Berg Stack, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

3:00 – 3:05      STRETCH BREAK

From Here

3:05 – 3:35      MISN listserv and website discussion

Caleb Slemmons, University of Maine

Next year and other points of discussion

Ellie Groden and Lois Berg Stack



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