Application Period Opens for 2019 NH Invasives Academy
Non-native invasive plants pose a serious threat to New Hampshire's natural environment. UNH Extension aims to increase awareness, collaboration, and capacity to deal with the invasive plant threat by hosting the second annual New Hampshire Invasives Academy September 26-27, 2019 at the Enfield Shaker Museum in Enfield, New Hampshire.
At this special two-day workshop focused on invasive plants, up to 40 attendees will have the opportunity to attend presentations, participate in hands-on activities, learn from colleagues, experts, and each other, and attend field trips covering ecological considerations and management strategies for invasive plants in New Hampshire. Instruction for the Academy will be provided by a diverse group of agency, academic, non-profit, and private industry partners (see instructor list below). Attendees will learn tools and techniques to improve their management plans and activities.
The New Hampshire Invasives Academy is designed for those with a strong interest and some experience in natural resources stewardship, including foresters, land trust staff, natural resource professionals, municipal staff, private landowners, and active community volunteers. Interested participants are encouraged to complete a short application to reserve a spot in the Academy. Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be available for natural resource professionals, including 15 SAF Category 1 CFE credits.
In exchange for the 2-day training participants agree to return to their New Hampshire communities and contribute 20 hours of time sharing information learned at the Academy with landowners, colleagues, clients or other members of their community. A $65 registration fee covers all meals, transportation, and materials. Nearby hotel accommodations will be available (not included in registration fee), with scholarships available.
The New Hampshire Invasives Academy is underwritten by program sponsors, including UNH Cooperative Extension, the USDA Forest Service, Enfield Shaker Museum and other collaborating organizations.
Applications received after August 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 15. Acceptance will be based on applicants' interest and ability to use and share lessons from the Academy with others.
Agenda - NH Invasives Academy
Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH, NH
Thursday, Sept. 26, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and round-trip transportation to field trip)
- Invasive Plants in New Hampshire's Ecosystems - Ellen Snyder, Ibis Wildlife Consulting
- Invasive Plant Ecology - Dr. Tom Lee, UNH Department of Natural Resources
- Invasive Plant ID Activity - Karen Bennett, UNH Extension
- Overview of Invasive Plant Management Techniques - Haley Andreozzi, UNH Extension
- Field Trip: Lower Enfield Wildlife Management Area & Enfield Shaker Museum
Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and field trip transportation)
- Upland Invasives: Rules & Laws, Reporting & Funding - Dode Gladders, UNH Extension
- Aquatic Invasives - Amy Smagula, NH Department of Environmental Services
- Invasives & Wildlife - Matt Tarr, UNH Extension
- Using Herbicides to Manage Invasive Plants - Jeff Taylor, Vegetation Control Services
- Field Trip: Mink Brook Preserve, Trescott Water Company Lands, Hanover, NH
- Invasive Plant Resources & Outreach Tools & Individual Action Planning - Malin Clyde, UNH Extension