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Phragmites Control Strategies: Webinar for Land Managers

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Webinar hosted by Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA)

Webinar for Land Managers

February 11, 2021


Event Description

Phragmites australis, or common reed, is a highly invasive perennial wetland grass that poses pressing challenges for conservation of ecological communities. In this full day webinar-based workshop, regional land managers and other experts will share their perspectives on phragmites control. We are privileged to host speakers from the Northeast and Midwest US and welcome attendees from across these regions.

**Note: This webinar was originally scheduled for February 11 AND 12 2021. This is now a one-day webinar that will take place on February 11, 2021, from 8:50am-5:00pm.


Here are some of the presentations...

The full agenda will be made available in the coming weeks. To pique your interest, see below for a preview list of some of the presentations and speakers lined up. Stay tuned for the final agenda and information regarding continuing education credits.

Long Island’s Coastal Plain Ponds – A Unique Ecosystem Under Threat - Steve Young, Chief Botanist, New York Natural Heritage Program, Albany, New York

Lessons learned from twenty years of Phragmites australis control at Sandy Neck Beach Park, Cape Cod - Karen Lombard, Director of Stewardship and Restoration, The Nature Conservancy’s Massachusetts Chapter; Nina Coleman, Sandy Neck Park Manager, Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts

Control of Invasive Phragmites in Connecticut: Alternatives and Considerations - Roger Wolfe, Wetland Restoration/Mosquito Management Coordinator, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, North Franklin, Connecticut

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative: Regional collaboration through a common agenda - Samantha Tank, Program Specialist for the Aquatic Invasive Species Program, Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Phragmites control and habitat restoration at Lake Marion, a freshwater lake and wetlands on the North Fork of Long Island - Peter Meleady, Freelance Horticulturist and Ecologist, Long Island, New York

Management of invasive Phragmites australis in the Adirondacks: a cautionary tale about prospects of eradication - Zachary Simek, Conservation and GIS Analyst, The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack and St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario PRISMs, Keene Valley, New York

iMap Tools for tracking and reporting chemical treatments - Jennifer Dean, Invasive Species Biologist, New York Natural Heritage Program, Albany, NY