Calling all CISMAs, CWMAs, PRISMs and other partnerships addressing the threat of Invasive Species!
Please join us for a live Webcast of the Grassroots session being held during National Invasive Species Awareness Week in Washington, D.C. (www.nisaw.org). This will be an audio broadcast only, so you do not need to phone in or VOIP in – just need speakers or headphones to listen and watch from your computer.
Ø When: March 1st from 1:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Ø Where: in person in D.C. or from your computer
Ø Why: learn more about the partnerships around the nation that are crossing boundaries and joining forces to battle invasive species (http://www.naeppc.org/cismas.html)
Ø How: Simply join the event using the event address below – we will start on time, so try to log on 5 minutes ahead
o Event address for attendees: https://nethope.webex.com/nethope/onstage/g.php?d=674316733&t=a
o Event password: NISAWstate1!
o Event number: 674 316 733
CISMA: Cooperative Invasive Specie Management Area
CWMA: Cooperative Weed Management Area
PRISM: Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management
Grassroots Invasive Species Forum & Webcast
March 1, 2012 at Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamilton Ballroom, 1001 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
1:00-1:20 pm Overview of National Invasive Species Organizations:Damon Waitt, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center,University of Texas at Austin1:20-1:40 pm State Coordination of CWMAs: Funding and Species Inventories:Doug Johnson, California Invasive Plant Council
1:40- 2:00 pm Benefits of Having a Paid CWMA Coordinator: Chris Evans, River to River CWMA2:00-2:20 pm Early Detection and Rapid Response Success Stories: Tony Pernas, National Park Service
2:20- 2:40 pm Managing invasive species on tribal lands: Susan Kedzie, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
2:40-3:00 pm Panel Discussion: Moderators: Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia; Kris Serbesoff-King, The Nature Conservancy