Mark your calendars for the 2018 Maine Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting: Friday, March 16 at Maple Hill Inn & Conference Center in Hallowell 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Approved for 4 pesticide applicator recertification credits). Registration details should be out in February.
Agenda is listed in this post. For more information, visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension’s webpage for this event. Click here to go to the Extension Service web page.
Worms, Bugs and Fish–Oh My!
Friday, March 16, 2018
Maple Hill Inn and Conference Center
Registration, coffee + food
State of the State Roundtable by taxa, part 1 (20 minutes each incl. Q&A)
- Agricultural Pests—David Handley, University of Maine Cooperative Ext. C
- Forest Pests – Colleen Teerling, DACF – MFS
- Aquatic plants – Denise Blanchette, DEP
Report on—Crazy worms Josef Gorges, University of Vermont
Bill Cullina, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens–native alternatives to invasive plants
Biological Controls on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid and Winter and Browntail Moths
Colleen Teerling, DACF – MFS
Lunch (provided)—Hot lunch buffet
Pot Pies—Chicken and Vegetarian Options
State of the State Roundtable by taxa, part 2 (20 each, incl. Q&A)
- Freshwater invasive fish—Frank Frost, IF&W
- Terrestrial plants – Nancy Olmstead, DACF – MNAP
- Marine invasive species – Jim Stahlnecker, DEP
Big Reed Project–Invasive Smelt removal from Atlantic Char waters in an isolated location in Northern Maine, Frank Frost (project leader), IF&W
Case Study, What’s going on with our neighbors in NH? Invasives knocking on our door.
Douglas Cygan, Invasive Species Coordinator, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
MISN announcements—goals, upcoming meetings, online forum, etc
The 2018 Annual Meeting planning group includes Denise Blanchett (Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection), Mary Yurlina and Gary Fish (Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry), Rebecca Jacobs (Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District) and Andrei Alyokhin at U-Maine is also advising and supporting us as MISN’s University of Maine liaison.