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Managing Invasive Plants Strategically: Objectives and Methods
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After habitat loss, invasive plants and animals represent the greatest threat to endangered species. Invasive species can change plant community structure, composition, and ecosystem processes on preserved lands in ways that may not be anticipated or desirable.

When: Friday, March 16, 2018
Where: Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19118
United States
Contact: Jan McFarlan

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This intermediate course will cover goals, objectives, and strategies for managing invasive species and help prioritize sites, species, and populations. We will cover examples of invasive species and use case studies to talk about Early Detection-Rapid Response, noxious weed law, and different forms of management: mechanical, chemical, biological, and cultural. The class will cover electronic tools for collecting data on invasives management projects, specifically the iMapInvasives website and mobile app. An afternoon field session will look at some of the invasive plants and management challenges in the Natural Areas Section of Morris Arboretum. We will wrap up with a discussion of invasive species that are not yet widespread in our region but are ones to look out for.