New Invasive Plant Species of Concern to BC’s Grasslands
This talk will focus on several new invasive plant species that pose significant threats to BC’s grasslands, including how to identify and report them.
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 12 pm - 1 pm PDT
Host: Becky Brown, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Description: Invasive plants can threaten our natural resources, infrastructure, and the health of people, animals and our environment. We have an opportunity to avoid these risks from plants that are new or not yet present in the province. The provincial Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) Program seeks to identify, contain and eradicate new invasive species early before this opportunity is lost. This talk will focus on several new invasive plant species that pose significant threats to BC’s grasslands, including how to identify and report them and the most likely places they will occur.
Audience: We encourage anyone involved or interested in invasive species management to participate—everyone is welcome! This webinar will be of interest to anyone involved in invasive plant management but of particular interest to range managers, backcountry horse enthusiasts and grassland conservationists.
Host Bio: Becky is an Invasive Plant Specialist with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Coordinator of the provincial Early Detection Rapid Response Program for invasive plants. She’s been working in natural resource management for the past 20 years and currently works closely with all levels of governments and other land managers to mitigate the impacts of new species to the province.
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