Invasive Plant Prevention Workshop in Los Angeles on March 8th

Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Weeds Workshop
Thursday, March 8th; 10am-3pm
Los Angeles County Arboretum

What is the Issue?
Vectors of invasive weed introduction and spread
Sue Donaldson, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Wendy West, University of California Cooperative Extension

Aggregate Production - Controlling Noxious and Invasive Weeds and Inspection Programs for Clean Gravel
Garrett Dickman, Yosemite National Park
Rena Escobedo, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit; US Forest Service

Best Management Practices for Work in Utility and Transportation Corridors
Jen Stern - California Invasive Plant Council

Yellow Starthistle Biology, Control and Preventing the Spread into the Sierras
Wendy West, UC Cooperative Extension

Stop the Spread! Roundtable Discussion
What prevention steps is your agency currently implementing?
What new practices could your agency add?
What are the barriers to implementation?

Lunch Break: please bring your own brown bag lunch

Field Trip: carpool to local gravel pit/quarry

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The workshop is hosted and sponsored by U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, California Department of Food and Agriculture, UC Cooperative Extension, and the California Invasive Plant Council. Funding provided by the U.S. Forest Service and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs,
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Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity
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