Thursday, October 3, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Organized by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Invasive plant species are highly detrimental to natural plant communities, and their presence must be taken into consideration when designing a space for a client. In this workshop we’ll describe invasive plant species that are most problematic; explain various methods for controlling them; show site characteristics that encourage the growth of invasives; and demonstrate the thought-process needed to troubleshoot invasive species in a case study area. The training includes indoor instruction, an outdoor field activity in small work-groups, and a short design exercise that will be used to provide basic recommendations to the property owners.
- Understand how invasive plant species displace native plant communities and reduce biodiversity;
- Learn invasive plant species’ growth characteristics and the challenges and techniques of controlling them;
- Examine a case study on site to observe existing conditions and learn various options for control and restoration;
- Practice designing a small space with native plants to meet the needs of the property owner.
- Leif Riddervold, Environmental Scientist, Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group
- Rod & Maggie Walker, founders, Blue Ridge PRISM
- Carol Heiser, Habitat Education Coordinator, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Lunch is included.
CBLP CEUs are available.
Early registration is $75. After September 13, registration is $95. Registration will close on September 30.