WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Department
of Forestry and Natural Resources will offer a two-day, continuing education
workshop on invasive species management in conjunction with the Indiana chapters
of the Wildlife Society and the Society of American Foresters.
The 2014 Invasive Species Management Continuing
Education Workshop will run from 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24 to noon the next day at
Four Points by Sheraton, 1600 Cumberland Ave., West Layfayette. Discounted
lodging has been reserved for participants.
Speakers from Purdue, Ohio State University, the Nature
Conservancy in Indiana and Prophetstown State Park will speak on invasive plants
More information can be found at
Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity, and
estimated costs to the U.S. economy are estimated in the billions of
Workshop topics and speakers:
Dean Zimmerman, head of the Continuing Education Committee at The Wildlife
Plant Reporting and Invasive Plants for Sale — What You Need to Know,” Ellen
Jacquart, the Nature Conservancy in Indiana.
* “New and
Emerging Threats,” Sally Weeks, dendrologist at Purdue.
Resistance and Mode of Action,” Bill Johnson, Purdue weed scientist.
Insects and Diseases You Should Have on Your Radar,” Kathy Smith, Ohio State
University Extension forestry program director.
Woody Invasive Plants,” Ron Rathfon, regional Purdue Extension forester.
Response to Asian Bush Honeysuckle Removal,” Mike Jenkins, associate professor
in forest ecology at Purdue.
Forest/FNR Farm — Forest Community Responses to Bush Honeysuckle Removal,”
Jenkins and Charlotte Freeman, graduate research assistant at Purdue.
State Park — Control of Bush Honeysuckle, Autumn Olive, Mulberry and Osage
Orange,” Jason Getz, property manager.
Continuing education credit hours will be offered by the
Wildlife Society, the Society of American Foresters and the Private Applicator
Recertification Program. Registration is due Sept. 15.
The registration form on the workshop brochure must be
sent to Dale Weigel, 143 The Woods, Bedford, IN 47421. Checks should be payable
to Indiana Society of American Foresters.
Participants can also register online at