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The Annual MISN meeting will be held at the Viles Arboretum in Augusta on April 26th, 2012.

Download the full meeting agenda and directions are available at the Viles Arboretum site.

Maine Invasive Species Network 3rd Annual Meeting

April 26th, 2012

Viles Arboretum, Augusta, Maine

10:30 – 11:00     Sign in

11:00 – 11:30     Introductions/announcements

National Invasive Species Awareness Week in Maine (Ann Gibbs, Maine Dept of Agriculture)

11:30 – 12:30     Keynote address:

“Invasive species and climate change: can we stay ahead of the curve?”

Presented by Dr. Abe Miller-Rushing, Science Coordinator, Schoodic Education and Research Center and Acadia National Park

Abe will discuss how climate change is affecting species, particularly invasives, in New England, and new ways to incorporate climate change into efforts to identify potentially invasive species before they become problematic here.

12:30 – 1:15       Lunch (provided)

1:15 – 2:15       Emerging issues and present status updates:

  1. Agricultural invasives (Frank Drummond, Univ of Maine)
  2. Invasive terrestrial plants (Renee Vickery, US Dept of Agriculture)
  3. Invasive forest insect pests (Charlene Donahue, Maine Forest Service)
  4. Aquatic invasives (Roberta Hill, Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program)

2:15 – 4:00       Teamwork and discussion to develop a “Dirty Dozen” list of invasive species in Maine

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Reports

Sponsored by: University of Maine and the Northeastern IPM Center


Download meeting agenda and directions to Viles Arboretum.

2nd Annual Meeting Agenda and Minutes


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