Questions to keep in mind 1)Is this project helpful to your organization? 2)Do you support the direction of NIIPP’s focus? 3)How do you see NIIPP partners contributing to the advancement of these projects?
Highest Priority Projects Projects focused on eradication of small populations Benefits: Measurable results and very clear impact D. Eagan
Highest Priority Projects Emergency fund for on-the-ground control work (possibly linked with Strike Team) Benefits: Immediate response and prevention of spread D. Maurer
Additional Projects Private landowner outreach and assistance Continued outreach and education to public Develop working relationships with nurseries and landscapers (including education and outreach) Judziewicz
Additional Projects Transportation and roadside maintenance outreach and education Develop relationship with Volunteer Steward Network Increase on-the-ground work Goose Lake Prairie Natural Area
Additional Projects Statewide invasive plant mapping Regional aerial photomonitoring of invasive plants Silver Lake Conservation Area, McHenry County
Partner Suggested Project Control and Management of Old Invaders on Private Property: Benefits: Prevention of re-invasions, improved relationships with private landowners D. Maurer
Continued outreach and education to the public Workshops, presentations, and media exposure about invasive plants Benefits: Prevention of invasions Early detection of invasive populations Support for our mission C.McGlynn
Develop working relationships with nurseries and landscapers Staff workshops Benefit: Informed inventory choices Education and outreach for green industry consumers Benefit: Informed purchases D. Maurer
Develop working relationships with nurseries and landscapers Promotion of native plants Benefits: low maintenance, food source and shelter for native wildlife, less competition for native plants D.Maurer
Transportation and roadside maintenance outreach and education Sharing BMPs and protocol Benefit: prevention of spread and control and management of old invaders detection and control of new invaders terraincognita.wordpress.com
Develop relationship with Volunteer Steward Network Garlic Mustard Challenge to ? Benefits: Many eyes on the ground Early Detection and Rapid Response Share BMPs Considerable on-the- ground control work A. Cisneros, USFS
Increase on-the-ground control Aggressively apply for funding Benefits: Support on-the- ground control work Distribute funds through RFPs C. McGlynn
Statewide invasive plant mapping New Invaders Watch Program joins EDDMapS and, along with River to River CWMA, NIIPP Reports from outside both regional CWMAs
Regional aerial photomonitoring of invasive plants Focus on three species: reed canary grass, common reed, and buckthorn One county at a time Use existing data Collect data continuously to assess change
And into year two we go…. Additional suggestions or questions?