Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1st: Webcast-Grassroots Invasive Species Forum

Watch the Webcast Today!
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. ( 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 (
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:
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 Austin
 1:20-1:40 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 CWMA
2:00-2:20 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