Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Center Staff Leads Workshop at 25th Annual FL EPPC Meeting

The 25th Annual Symposium of the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council was held at Crystal River, Florida April 5th-8th, 2010. Karan Rawlins from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia and Kristina Serbesoff-King, from The Nature Conservancy led a workshop entitled: "EDDMapS: Invasive Species Mapping Made Easy!". This workshop led participants through using EDDMapS to report and view invasive species distribution. The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health and The Nature Conservancy is working with the Florida Invasive Partnership to train all sixteen Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas in Florida to use EDDMapS for Early Detection and Rapid Response. Karan also presented a poster on the Invasive Plant outreach program in Georgia.