Friday, May 28, 2010

USGS Scientists Tackle Weeds Across Borders 2010

US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists Annie Simpson, Elizabeth Sellers, Marcia McNiff, and Dr. Randy Westbrooks, and USGS Scientist Emeritus Dr. William Gregg worked with the Center for Invasive Plant Management, in planning the Weeds Across Borders (WAB) tri-national conference on plant invasions: policies, politics, and practices. The conference will be held June 1-4, 2010, at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. Sponsored by the Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW) and with participation from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England, the biennial conference covers the interests of professionals and organizations involved in weed management and regulation. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for educating, sharing, and disseminating knowledge about weed management, regulatory issues, and concerns about weed dispersal across and between all jurisdictional boundaries in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

(Photo: Dame's rocket (Hesperis matronalis) flowers. © 2008 Elizabeth A. Sellers.  Photo courtesy of the NBII LIFE Image Gallery.)


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