Presentation on theme: "Formalized as a non-profit in May 2000 MA-EPPC Member States District of Columbia 300 Members as of Oct. 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Formalized as a non-profit in May 2000
MA-EPPC Member States District of Columbia 300 Members as of Oct. 2008
Provides regional leadership Coordinates info. collection/exchange Conducts public education/outreach Organizes volunteer opportunities Identifies research needs Seeks and establishes partnerships Supports regional All-Spp EDDMapS M A – E P P C
Web Site Web Site ma-eppc.org
Swearingen, J., K. Reshetiloff, B. Slattery, and S. Zwicker Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas. National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. 82 pp. Information on over 50 invasive plant species impacting natural areas in the mid-Atlantic region. Book
Invasive Plant Tutorial
Invasive Plant List
Conferences & Workshops 2001 Conference: Taking Action on All Fronts (PA) 2002 Symposium: Ecological Impacts of Invasive Plants (WV) 2003 Conference: Issues, Impacts and Actions (PA) 2004 Workshop: Invasive Plant Management (MD) 2005 Conference: Perspectives, Prescriptions and Partnerships (PA) 2006 Workshop: Weedbuster Training and Certification (NJ) 2007 Conference: Research, Removal and Renewal (PA) 2008 Workshop: Invasive Species Mapping and Early Detection (VA) MARK YOUR CALENDARS! August 11 & 12, 2009 The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Complicating Factors in Invasive Plant Management: Circumstances Beyond Our Control?
Japanese Hops Cooperative Weed Management Area Phil Pannill Regional Watershed Forester Maryland DNR Forest Service 1260 Maryland Avenue Hagerstown, MD phone Japanese hops Humulus japonicus (Note sharp tips on leaf lobes)
Gettin’ ‘er Done - Weed Warriors Montgomery Co., MD Potomac River Gorge, MD/VA Prince Georges Co., MD
Recipes for Success
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health / Maryland Department of Natural Resources / Mid-Atlantic Nurseryman’s Association / National Capital Federation of Garden Clubs / Maryland Invasive Species Council Building Partnerships To Combat Invasives
NPS Exotic Plant Management Teams
MA-EPPC is working with the University of Georgia CISEH to develop an Early Detection Mapping System for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Funding is through the National Park Service, National Capital Region.
Wavyleaf Basketgrass – Early Detection & Response