September 30 (Saturday), 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. James Reinartz, Director, UWM Field Station is a plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist.
This hands-on class, offered by UW-Milwaukee’s Natural History Field Station, will discuss, demonstrate and practice all applicable control methods for five plant types. Learn about the most
appropriate, efficient, up-to-date and least environmentally-damaging methods of control. For more information, visit: http://uwm.edu/field-station/workshops/fall-workshops/
The Course: Many of us work to control invasive plants in the areas we care about. Take this class to ensure that you are using the most appropriate, efficient, up-to-date, and least environmentally damaging methods in those efforts. This is a hands-on class. After an introduction to the general ecology of the five functional groups of invasive plants (Shrubs, Perennial forbs, Clonal Perennials, Grasses, and Annuals/Biennials), we will discuss, demonstrate and practice all applicable control methods (chemical and non-chemical) for these five plant types. Topics will also include: 1) Identification of our common, and relatively new invaders, 2) Planning and strategy for an effective control program, 3) Use of hand tools and herbicide application methods, 4) Herbicide concentrations, mixing, and safety, 5) Restoration strategies for badly infested sites, and 6) Record keeping. Safe chainsaw use for woody species will be demonstrated only. Several handouts and reference materials will be provided.
Workshop fee: $60 (discounted to $45 for SEWISC members). Available for 0.8 CEU. Not offered for college credit.
**Please note that this course focuses on terrestrial invasive plants.
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