University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties
801 North Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 11:30 - 12:30pm)
201 W. Kenyon Road
Champaign, IL 61820
916 W Seminary Ave
P.O. Box 163
Onarga, IL 60955-0163
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3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12-1pm)
ISAM Illinois Invasive Species Symposium
May 28, 2015
University of Illinois Extension Office
801 N Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821 (Champaign County)
Crazy worms. Snake fungal disease. Eurasian water milfoil. Invasive ornamental plants. All of these “unwanted” species will be featured at the second annual Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM) Symposium.
Join us for these informative talks, a chance to network with colleagues, and an opportunity to honor the 2015 ISAM award recipients. This symposium is free and open to the public. Click here for directions.
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9:30-9:45 Welcome and introductions
9:45-10:30 KEYNOTE – Case Studies of Plant Invasions (and their prevention!) from a Public Garden - Kurt Dreisilker, The Morton Arboretum
10:40-11:00 Overview of SITC activities in Illinois - Emily Kopetsky and Bobbi Zimmerman, USDA APHIS
11:00-11:20 Integrating prescribed fire and invasive species control - Karla Gage, River to River CWMA and Jesse Riechman, SIPBA
11:20-11:40 Breeding Sterile Landscape Plants - Joe Rothluetner, The Morton Arboretum
11:40-12:00 The Effects of Tilling and Herbicide on Phalaris arundinacea - Patrick Chess, Forest Preserve District of Kane County
12:00-1:00 Lunch on Your Own Area Restaurants
1:00-1:30 ISAM Awards Ceremony
1:30-1:50 An Update on Early Detection/Rapid Response for Hydrilla verticillata in Illinois - Bob Kirschner, Chicago Botanic Garden
1:50-2:10 Challenges of controlling EWM-hybrid in Bang’s Lake, Wauconda, Illinois. A case study - Keith Gray, Integrated Lakes Management, Inc.
2:10-2:30 IDNR Aquatic Nuisance Species and Aquaculture Program Update - Blake Ruebush, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
2:50-3:10 Crazy Worms – A new invader threatening Illinois - Chris Evans, IWAP Invasive Species Campaign
3:10-3:30 The Changing Epidemiology of Snake Fungal Disease, An Emergent Pathogen in Illinois - Matt Allender, University of Illinois
3:30-3:50 White-nose Syndrome in Bats: The Invisible Invasion - Ed J Heske, Illinois Natural History Survey
3:50-4:00 Wrap up and Adjournment
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