Thursday, March 24, 2011

Management of Invasive and Exotic Vegetation in Riparian Areas

River Course 435 - Management of Invasive and Exotic Vegetation in Riparian Areas
July 6, 2011
Where: NCSU Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC
About the Workshop: The success of appropriate riparian vegetation is critical to the long term successful implementation of stream restoration designs. Engineers and designers often fail to properly consider the impact of exotic and invasive vegetation in restoration designs. This prevents the desired vegetation from becoming established, causing unplanned costs and even design failures.
This one-day course will introduce attendees to management considerations and techniques used in eliminating and preventing invasive and exotic vegetation in the riparian setting. Focused on riparian areas in the Southeast US, topics include identification of common invasive and exotic plants, ecological considerations, controls, costs, and tools of the trade. Outdoor field demonstrations will familiarize students various techniques used to control nuisance vegetation.
Who should attend: Engineers, designers, landscape architects, construction supervisors and anyone with an interest in having the appropriate riparian vegetation be successful.
Continuing Education: 6 CEUs are approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects (Course #7569). Pesticide credits are pending approval.
For more information and to REGISTER ONLINE.