Penn State’s Center for Private Forests will hold two one-hour Early Detection Rapid Response Protocols for Invasive Plant Infestations webinars on November 12th at noon and 7 p.m.
Invasive plants pose serious threats to forest environments and early control of infestations is key to successfully eradicating them.
This presentation by Kelly Sitch, Forest Ecologist with the PA DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, will describe the Bureau’s efforts to establish Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) protocols across State Forest lands for high priority invasive plant species.
Based on protocols first described by the National Park Service, EDRR methods provide an opportunistic survey approach and straightforward treatment protocols to eradicate invasive plant species before they become well-established.
The presentation will cover survey techniques, prioritization and establishment of an EDRR target list, and treatment guidance for species DCNR considers high priority on portions of State Forest lands, including poison-hemlock, wavyleaf basketgrass, Japanese angelica tree, and glossy buckthorn.
For more information or to register, see https://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/centers/private-forests/outreach/pa-forests-web-seminar-center/early-detection-rapid-response-protocols-for-invasive-plant-infestations-noon-webinar?utm_campaign=Forest+Leaves&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter