October 25, 2012
8:00 A.M. - 4:20 P.M.
Lewis B. Rome Commons
University of Connecticut
View posters and exhibits
|9:00||Welcome and Introduction
Donna Ellis, University of Connecticut
Dan Esty, Commissioner,
Department of Energy and Enviromental Protection
|9:30||Connecticut Invasive Plant Council Update
William Hyatt, Council Chair
Chief, Bureau of Natural Resources, DEEP
|9:45||Leslie J. Mehrhoff Award|
|10:00||Novel Ecosystems and the Forgotten Food Web
The Nature Conservancy
|10:25||Break - visit exhibits|
|10:45||KEYNOTE: Twenty-first Century Tools for Tackling Invasive Plants: Identify, Prioritize, Mobilize!
New England Wild Flower Society
|11:45||Poster Session – visit posters and exhibits|
|12:00||Lunch - visit displays|
|1:00||CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1 through 3|
|2:30||CONCURRENT SESSIONS 4 through 6|
White Mountain National Forest
|CONCURRENT SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS:|
|Time||Session 1||Session 2||Session 3|
Natives- Replanting and Restoration
Native wildflowers, replanting after invasive plant control, and experiences with restoration projects.
Larry Weaner- Larry Weaner Associates
An introduction to invasive plants, concerns about them, Connecticut regulations, identifying invasives, and control options. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations.
Donna Ellis- University of Connecticut
Logan Senack- University of Connecticut/Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Todd Mervosh- Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Invasive Aquatic Plants
Prioritizing and strategizing invasive plant efforts in lakes and ponds, and the importance of public involvement in preventing spread through clean boating practices.
Greg Bugbee- Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
George Knoecklein- Northeast Aquatic Research LLC
Wendy Flynn- Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
|Time||Session 4||Session 5||Session 6|
An Invasive Plant Management Decision Analysis Tool
Invasive species present land owners and managers with
Chris Zimmerman- The Nature Conservancy
Economics of Invasive Plants
Utilities and Urban Forestry: A discussion about the economic effects of invasive plants, with representatives from CT DOT, CL&P, and other groups.
Bruce Villwock- Connecticut Department of Transportation
Doug Pistawka- Connecticut Light & Power
Jennifer Kaufman- Town of Mansfield, Parks and Recreation
Chris Donnelly- DEEP
Growers of Locally Native Plants Tell All
What are locally native plants, why you should use them, and three approaches to growing and marketing them. Q&A to follow– bring a question.
Hope Leeson- Rhody Native, Rhode Island Natural History Survey
Polly Weigand- Long Island Native Plant Initiative
Mark Lavoie- Colonial Seed
Charlotte Pyle- USDA NRCS