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The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference is a professional level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, posters, and symposia designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, and other professionals with an interest in Texas' invasive species.

Past Conferences

2005 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference
2007 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference
2009 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference
2011 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference

Conference Goals

  • Foster statewide collaboration among those who share in the common goal of protecting Texas from the threat of invasive species;
  • Provide a venue for sharing information about prevention, early detection, control and management, information management, and research; and
  • Raise public awareness of the problems posed by invasive species in the state of Texas.

Conference Features

  • Plenary sessions featuring recognized speakers
  • Concurrent sessions addressing prevention, early detection, management, information sharing and research
  • Special symposia
  • Trade exhibits and poster sessions
  • Half day of field trips, workshops and moderated discussions
  • Continuing education credits

Conference Program

The main program for the statewide Invasive Plants Conference is based on key strategies from the National Invasive Species Council's 2008-12 National Invasive Species Management Plan.

  • Leadership and Coordination
  • Early Detection and Rapid Response
  • Control and Management
  • Research
  • Information Management
  • Education and Public Awareness

Who Should Attend?

  • Land management specialists from local, state, and federal agencies, including municipal, regional, state and federal parks.
  • Environmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Native Plant Society, Audubon, Land Conservancies, Land Trusts, etc.
  • Researchers and students from State University systems and private colleges.
  • Companies servicing restoration and weed removal projects including equipment manufacturers, GPS providers, herbicide producers, and landscape architects.
  • Anyone who has an interest in invasive species in Texas.