Category: Invasives Education

  • Learn to Recognize and Report Invasive Forest Pests

    Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Program (FPOSP) Early Detector Workshops The Indiana DNR Division of Forestry, Division of Entomology, along with Purdue Entomology will be hosting Early Detector Training programs across the state this summer in late July. The goals are to train interested citizens and landowners how to identify the signs and symptoms of invasive pests and…

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  • Watch for These New Invasive Plants

    “Watch for These New Invasive Plants” is the title of Ellen Jacquart’s talk at a recent meeting of the Indiana Academy of Sciences. AND she tells what to do when you find them: “Report IN”. Find Ellen’s presentation here:   It covers the following invaders with photos, detailed identification guidance, and how to report their location when you spot…

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  • USDA Has Grants Related to Invasives

    For anyone concerned with invasive plants, the USDA publishes a list of potential grants with short abstracts describing their applicability to various situations. It’s entitled “U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant and Partnership Programs that can Address Invasive Species Research, Technical Assistance, Prevention and Control.”  Direct link to PDF: Link to site on

  • Dec. 9-10 Invasive Plant Symposium Agenda Set

    This just in from Ellen Jacquart regarding the 2015 MIPN Invasive Plant Symposium, December 9-10… The agenda is out for the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) Invasive Plant Symposium!  See the flyer for the details, but let me hit a few of the highlights for you: You’ll hear everything you need to know on the best…

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  • Invasives Workshop for Landowners, Dubois

    Mark your calendars for an upcoming Invasives Workshop for landowners on November 6 in Dubois. Learn to recognize invasive species and how to control them to reduce the harmful impacts on your property! See the flyer for details and registration information. We hope to see you there! Liz Jackson, Executive DirectorIndiana Forestry & Woodland Owners…

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  • Register Now for Invasive Plant Symposium December 9-10

    The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) hosting a two day symposium on invasive plants at the North Central Weed Science Society conference in Indianapolis on, Dec. 9-10 (at the downtown Hyatt regency). The symposium will focus on invasive plants in natural areas and will include a plenary session, as well as concurrent sessions on a…

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  • Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop Offered

    Are you a fisheries biologist, botanist, environmental consultant, biological technician, aquatic biologist, extension agent, college student, etc. who would like to improve your knowledge of aquatic plant identification? If so, be sure to sign up for the Gratiot Lake Conservancy-sponsored AQUATIC PLANT IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this summer! This class will also be…

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  • Blame Bambi for Bountiful Garlic Mustard

    From Ellen Jacquart, here’s a brief summary of the seminar on the interaction of deer and garlic mustard by Dr. Susan Kalisz at IU on 4/10: Take away deer and garlic mustard goes away. OK, that’s a little bereft of details, but pretty much sums it up. Dr. Kalisz has done quite thorough and impressive…

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  • Botany Workshops Offered on Isle Royale in Lake Superior

    TWO ISLE ROYALE BOTANY WORKSHOPS NOW BEING OFFERED IN 2015! JUNE 8-13 AND SEPTEMBER 8-13 Experience four days in Lake Superior’s Isle Royale National Park either in the spring or fall and learn to identify the diverse plants that live on this incredible island! BOTANY WORKSHOP INFORMATION: These special botany workshops, sponsored by the Isle…

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  • Invasives Management Partners Meeting March 4

    FYI for those in southern Indiana, our own Ellen Jacquart will be presenting about Indiana’s new invasives reporting system. All are welcome. An Invitation from Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management Please join us on March 4th at Stone Gate Art and Education Center located at 405 I Street, Bedford, Indiana for SICIM’s Annual Partner’s Meeting. The meeting…

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