Monday, June 09, 2014

Upcoming Phragmites Webinar

Join us for a webinar:
Invasive Species Management:
State Department of Transportation Perspectives
June 19, 1-2pm Eastern
Space is limited! Register now to reserve your spot!

Background: The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative webinar series is focused on invasive Phragmites in the Great Lakes region to encourage dialogue and technology transfer throughout the region. This series includes topics such as: current research on Phragmites control, management techniques and case studies, monitoring and assessment protocols, mapping and tracking and regional management initiatives. We appreciate your input into the development of this series and invite you to share your experiences. Contact us via email, twitter, or facebook.

Upcoming Webinars:
  1. June 19, 2014 1-2pm Eastern
    Invasive Species Management: State Department of Transportation Perspectives
    Taneka Jackson, Illinois Department of Transportation
    Peter Dunleavy, New York State Department of Transportation

    State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) have jurisdiction over large rights-of-way which form pathways where Phragmites and other invasive plants can move through the landscape. This, combined with land disturbance for capital projects and maintenance, plus mowing and other regular movement of vehicles and materials combine to pose significant invasive species control challenges. Join Taneka Jackson of the Illinois Department of Transportation and Peter Dunleavy of the New York State Department of Transportation to discuss challenges and opportunities they see from a DOT perspective. They will share background information about DOTs involvement with invasives including training, staffing, some of their specific experiences managing invasive plants, the use of GIS in mapping and management and the importance of partnerships. They will be joined by Bob Batt of Michigan DOT and John Rowen of New York State DOT during Q&A time. Come learn about these resources that crisscross the basin.

    Click here to register

  1. March 27, 2014
    Outreach and Education Methods for Phragmites Management
    Mary Bohling, Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant Extension
  2. January 23, 2014
    Microbial Symbiosis
    Kurt Kowalski, Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey
    Wes Bickford, Wetland Research Analyst, U.S. Geological Survey
  3. December 13, 2013
    Bernd Blossey, Associate Professor, Natural Resources Cornell University
  4. November 22, 2013
    Gene Silencing
    Dr. Edward Golenberg, Professor, Biological Sciences Wayne State University
  5. October 3, 2013
    Seeds, Stolons and Rhizomes. Oh My! Pathways of Introduction
    and Spread of Non-native Phragmites

    Karin Kettenring, Assistant Professor, Wetland Ecology, Utah State University
  6. August 8, 2013
    Beyond the Burn-Managing Phragmites
    Using an Adaptive Management Framework

    Ray Fahlsing, Stewardship Unit Manager, Michigan State Parks

To learn more about the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative,
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email Heather Braun, or follow us on twitter or facebook!

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative
Questions?  Contact Heather Braun,


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