Did you miss the IPM Enhancement Grant webinar?

If you missed this afternoon’s webinar explaining how to apply for the IPM Enhancement Grant, a recording of the webinar is on YouTube.

WILD SPOTTER™ – A New National Effort to Increase Citizen Science Capacity to Map Invasive Species in America’s Wild Places.

In partnership with Wildlife Forever, USDA Forest Service, and other organizations across the United States,  the University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health has launched a nationwide citizen science volunteer capacity-building program called Wild Spotter.  Designed to help locate and map aquatic and terrestrial invasive species in Wilderness Areas, Wild & Scenic Rivers, and other wild places across the 193 million-acre National Forest System, this new program engages and empowers the public, local communities, states, tribes, and many other groups to help the Forest Service confront the threats from harmful exotic plants, animals, and pathogens that invade America’s beautiful and economically important wild places.  The Wild Spotter program provides the tools these volunteers need to help locate, quantify, map, and report invasive species infestations in a simple and effective manner, while raising public awareness about invasive species and promoting collaborations across the landscape.

Register for a webinar on Wild Spotter: Mapping Invasives in America’s Wild Places on Jul 26, 2018 3:00 PM EDT at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8187228954700337155 Continue reading

Webinar: Biosecurity & Western Governors’ Association Invasive Species Initiative launch

Western Governors’ Association Chair and Hawaii Gov. David Ige will highlight the importance of invasive species management in the West and announce the locations of regional workshops as part of his Chairman’s Initiative during a webinar TODAY at 1:30 MT. Leaders in invasive species data management will also discuss WGA’s Invasive Species Data Management Protocol, a new effort to improve the interagency exchange of invasive species occurrence data in the West. Learn more and register now.

The webinar is TODAY at 1:30 Mountain time.

The webinar will be moderated by WGA Policy Advisor Bill Whitacre. Panelists include: Chuck Bargeron, Associate Director for Invasive Species and Information Technology, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia; Pam Fuller, Program Leader, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, USGS; Stinger Guala, Director of Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON), USGS; Jamie Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council; and Lori Scott, Interim President & CEO, and Chief Information Officer, NatureServe.

POSTPONED: Technology Upgrades Webinar For CoP Leaders & Article Contributors

Due to an unforeseen circumstance, eXtension must postpone today’s scheduled webinar.

The webinar has been rescheduled to July 24th, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT. It is still available to CoP Leaders and Article Contributors.  Our eXtension Learn event has been updated with the new date and time, and you can learn more about it at: https://learn.extension.org/events/3463 Continue reading

Invasive Insects of Shade Trees: A 30 Year Perspective from Colorado

Dr. Whitney Cranshaw will discuss the ever-changing cast of new and invasive tree insects that have become issues in the Rocky Mountain States over the past 30 years.

Speaker: Whitney Cranshaw, Professor, Extension Specialist, CSU

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Time: 12 pm (MST)

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EPA Announces May 10 Webinar on Submitting Incident Information on Pet Spot-on Flea and Tick Products to EPA

On May 10, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 pm ET, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a webinar for registrants of pet spot-on flea and tick products to instruct them on new templates that will now be encouraged for use when reporting incidents stemming from the use of these products. This is part of an EPA effort to obtain better incident information to improve the regulation of pet Spot-on flea and tick products.

Over the past year, EPA conducted a pilot project with five volunteer registrants to determine the usability and feasibility of the templates in providing the Agency with information needed to improve the regulation of pet-spot-on flea and tick products. Although registrants have been submitting the incident data required under FIFRA section 6 (a)(2), including the more detailed reports required in 2010, those data submissions lacked consistent terminology and a common format, which made it difficult to use the data for regulatory purposes. Continue reading

Webinar: A History and Future of White Pine Blister Rust in North America

This webinar will examine the biology, disease cycle, and history of white pine blister rust in North America and provide information on cultural control methods and resistance breeding programs for western white pine and whitebark pine. Continue reading