Non-woody spring and summer invasive plants, such as stiltgrass, garlic mustard, and Chinese yam, affect the forest ecosystem in many different ways. These invaders may change forests by displacing native species, including endangered and threatened species, reducing the habitat available for wildlife, decreasing the numbers of species in the forest understory, preventing forest regeneration, changing soil nutrient availability, and changing the soil microbial community, along with other impacts. Please join Karla Gage, coordinator of the River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) to learn more about the ecological impacts of invasive species to help inspire your conservation and restoration efforts.
Join us. The webinar is provided for free; and you might better understand the true risks to your woodland's health and productivity from these forest invaders.
At the end of 2012, Karla Gage joined the Shawnee Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. as the River to River CWMA Coordinator. She will graduate in May with a Ph.D. in plant biology, focused in weed ecology, from the Department of Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where her dissertation work examined the ecology of an economically important herbicide-resistant weed. She is a member of the Illinois Invasive Plant Species Council, serves on the board of the Southern Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society, and is a member of the Ecological Society of America.
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 7th, at 11 am.
Duration: approximately one hour
, possibly longer depending on the number of questions.
Cost: free of charge
To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6008237657881689600
Because of overbooking of a previous event, we are manually approving all registrations. IFA members will be approved quickly. Seven days before the webinar (April 16th) all others will be approved based on the order in which they registered. Registration approvals will end when we reach our limit of 100 attendees.
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