Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference!

Following two successful, regional invasive species conferences in 2008 (Duluth) and 2010 (St. Paul), the renamed Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference 2012 with expanded geographical coverage will be held at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin on October 29-31.

The purpose of UMISC 2012 is to exchange information on invasive species topics and improve land management. This is an all-taxa conference covering invasive aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals, pests, and pathogens. The goals of the conference are to:

• Strengthen awareness of invasive species issues, prevention, and management; and
• Facilitate information sharing and collaboration.

Expected attendees include:

• researchers
• land managers
• natural resource professionals
• academics
• nursery and landscaping professionals
• agricultural professionals
• forestry professionals
• environmental specialists
• lake association members
• landowners
• governmental agencies
• nongovernmental organizations
• others interested in controlling the spread of invasive species in the Upper Midwest.



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