Join us during National Invasive Species Awareness Week for the 11th annual Invasive Species & Exotic Pest Workshop! We have a great lineup of speakers who will dive into topics ranging from zebra mussel contaminated moss balls, pathways to ornamental weeds, spotted lanternfly risks, first foods and invasive species management, riparian restoration techniques, and more!
This event is designed to provide information on invasive species management to professionals and the interested public. It will be co-hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Washington Invasive Species Council, Washington State University Extension, Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program, and the Columbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area.
See our lineup of speakers and topics below!
Poster artwork illustrated by the talented Jon Wagner of East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.
Pesticide Recertification Credits
The following pesticide recertification credits will be available for attendees:
- 4 Oregon Department of Agriculture
- 4 Washington State Department of Agriculture
March 3rd, 2022 (10:00am – 3:15pm PST)
Webinar (via Zoom Webinar)
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome
Troy Abercrombie (Western Invasives Network)
10:10 – 10:15 Columbia Gorge CWMA Update
Angie Kimpo (Portland Water Bureau)
10:15 – 10:45 Reducing Weeds with Riparian Zone Restoration
J. Chris Hoag (Hoag Riparian & Wetland Restoration LLC)
10:45 – 10:55 Break
10:55 – 11:25 First Foods and Invasive Species Management
Cheryl Shippentower (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation)
11:25 – 12:00 Invasives Species Quiz
Marty Hudson (Klickitat County Noxious Weed Control Board)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Rapid Response to Zebra Mussel Contamination in Marimo Moss Balls
Susan Pasko (US Fish and Wildlife Service–Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force)
1:30 – 2:00 Planting Right with PlantRight
Alex Stubblefield (PlantRight)
2:00 – 2:10 Break
2:10 – 2:40 Spotted lanternfly identification and risk to agriculture in the PNW
Josh Milnes (Washington State Department of Agriculture–Plant Protection Division)
2:40 – 3:10 Scanning the horizon for new invasive species
Theresa Thom (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service–Fish and Aquatic Conservation)
3:10 – 3:15 That’s a wrap!