Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council

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***New*** Upcoming Workshops: June, 28th in Bellevue, WA and June 29th in Portland, OR

To register for the Bellevue workshop click here and for Portland click here.

Workshop Description

The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW IPC) has scheduled two summer workshops for 2016. Speakers at the 2016 workshops will present research and work on many of the Pacific Northwest’s most significant emergent and aquatic invasive species. The first will be held June 28th in Bellevue Washington at the Lewis Creek Visitor Center located east of 405 off of I90, take the Lakemont Blvd exit and head south up the hill on Lakemont Blvd 2 miles to the visitor center on the left.  There is plenty of parking available.  The second will be held June 29th in Portland Oregon at the Metro Council Chambers in downtown.  Both workshops will include the opportunity for pesticide recertification credits as well as Society of Wetland Scientists  PWS credits. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided to all participants.

 

2016 EDRR Citizen Science Invasive Plant Training Schedule

***Capacity will be limited*** , if you would like to attend one of these free trainings, please RSVP to Julie Combs at pnw.ipc.org@gmail.com to reserve your place! Participants may receive WDSA or ODA pesticide license recertification credits (2 credits).

Address: Cle Elum Ranger District, Tom Craven Conference Room, 803 W 2nd St., Cle Elum, WA 98922; Enter at the rear parking lot behind the main Forest Service building on Douglas Monro Blvd. (rt. 4517) and head towards the large gravel parking lot on the left.  The Tom Craven Conference room entrance is located on the north end of the parking lot.
Hosted by: Marc Eylar, Kittitas Co. Noxious Weed Board and Helen Lau USFS Botanist

Address: Port Angeles Public Library, 2210 South Peabody Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362; Enter from the parking lot on the south side of the building and go to the Carver Room. There is ample free parking south of the building.
Hosted by: Janet Coles, Olympic National Park, Vegetation Branch Chief and Cathy Lucero, Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Program

Address: Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler Street, Tacoma WA 98405
Located at the intersection of S. Tyler Street and 19th Street; entrance into the parking lot is on Tyler Street across from Foss High School.  Parking is limited, we encourage carpooling. Please enter the Center at the main front entrance; you will find the Auditorium on the lobby level, to the right, next to the restrooms.  
Hosted by: Deborah Ringler, Pierce Co. Noxious Weed Board / Bill Brookreson, WNPS South Sound Chapter 

Address: LOTT Clean Water Alliance Center; 500 Adams Street NE, Olympia, WA; Specific location of training will be sent to participants who sign up for the trainings. Free is limited but ample street meter parking is available. General location information can be found at http://www.lottcleanwater.org/directions.htm
Hosted by: Will Arnesen, Olympic National Forest Service Botanist, Bill Wamsley, Lewis County Noxious Weed Control Program and Mary Jo Seery, Thurston County Noxious Weed Control

Address: Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board, 322 N. Commercial St., Suite 110, Bellingham WA  98225. The training will be held in the Civic Center Garden Level Meeting Room located at street level on the corner of Commercial & Lottie Streets across from the Bellingham Library & City Hall.  There is street side metered parking but free parking space may be available two blocks away, across from the Bellingham Senior Center at Halleck & New Streets. Park in any spaces NOT labeled “Senior Center Parking.”
Hosted by: Laurel Baldwin, Whatcom Co. Noxious Weed Board and Jonathane Schmitt USFS

Address: Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055
Entering Sandy from the west on Highway 26, proceed east (past the Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters on your right) through the first three stoplights/intersections (past the Safeway on your left) to the 4th stoplight (Bluff Road).  The community center is 100-150 ft. past the light on the right (across from Walgreen’s Pharmacy). Auditorium is on the second floor. Parking is available along the side and at the back of the building.
Hosted by: David Lebo, Westside Zone Botanist, Mt. Hood National Forest; Sam Leininger, Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Columbia Gorge CWMA

 Address:  Fort Vancouver, Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661. Access is through the Air Museum, in the Tex Rankin room. Hosted by: Carol Chandler, Wildlife Biologist, Gifford Pinchot National Forest; Emily Stevenson, Skamania Noxious Weed Board, Columbia Gorge CWMA                                                              

Address: USFS Naches Ranger Station, 10237 U.S. Highway 12, Naches, WA 98937   
Enter through the BACK door of the building. Free parking is available in the back near the back door.        
Hosted by: Jodi Leingang, USFS Tapash CFLR Coordinator/Planning, Range, Invasives, Botany Staff

Address: Center for Urban Horticulture, UW Botanic Gardens in the Douglas Research Conservatory, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98105. Parking is free in the E16 parking lot just outside the Douglas Research Conservatory.
Hosted by: Sasha Shaw, King County Noxious Weed Control Program; Jonathane Schmitt USFS and Katie Woolsey Department of Natural Resources. This is a joint training for the Upper Snoqualmie/Alpine Lakes Wilderness Weed Watchers and the PNW-IPC EDRR program.

 

 

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Archive 2015

EDRR Citizen Science Invasive Plant Program Trainings

Recent newspaper article by Michelle Scott from the Enterprise covering our latest training in White Salmon, WA on March 28th, 2015!

March-June 2015

We are scheduling ten Identification, Early Detection and Reporting trainings for 2015. We look forward to year four of our Citizen Science EDRR Invasive Plant Monitoring Program. Please see our "EDRR Local" tab for more information on this exciting citizens science effort!

2015 EDRR Citizen Science EDRRTrainings:
***Capacity will be limited so if you would like to attend one of these free trainings, please REGISTER WITH JULIE COMBS via e-mail or phone to reserve your place! pnw.ipc.org@gmail.com or call (615)-812-5295   

Address: USFS Naches Ranger Station, 10237 U.S. Highway 12, Naches, WA 98937   
Enter through the BACK door of the building. Free parking is available in the back near the back door.Hosted by: Jodi Leingang, USFS Tapash CFLR Coordinator/Planning, Range, Invasives, Botany Staff

Address: White Salmon Community Library, 77 Northeast Wauna Avenue, White Salmon, WA 98672 Hosted by: Don Hardin, WA Native Plant Society’s Suksdorfia Chapter

Address: 11610 Trek Drive East, Eatonville, WA; Specific location of training will be sent to participants who sign up for the trainings.
Hosted by:  NorthwestTrek Wildlife Park General location information about Northwest Trek can be found at http://www.nwtrek.org/

Address: Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board, 322 N. Commercial St., Suite 110, Bellingham WA  98225; Enter at street level at the front of the building off of Commercial St. and go to the Civic Garden Level Meeting Room. Limited free parking along south end of the building. Hosted by: Laurel Baldwin, Whatcom Co. Noxious Weed Board and Shauna Hee USFS Botanist

Address: Olympic National Forest Service Office, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA
Please enter through the main entrance, which faces towards Black Lake Blvd. Enter conference room on right from main lobby of the building. Free parking available in the visitor lot in front of the main entrance, or along the northeast side of the building.
Hosted by: Will Arnesen, USFS Botanist for the Olympic National Forest

Address: 207 Fourth Avenue N., Kelso, WA, 92626 Cowlitz County Administration Building,  (General  Meeting room, 3rd floor – Room 300) Parking is available on streets around the Administration Building (three story brick building) or in 2 lots located East and Northwest of the building. Enter the building through the north door; proceed up one floor to the meeting room. Hosted by: Angelica Velazquez, Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Coordinator and Carol Chandler, USFS Gifford Pinchot Botanist

Address: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Service Office, 10600 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA 98682. Please enter by the front door on the west side of the building.  Sign in at the front desk.  You can park in the main lot or visitor parking on the south side of the building.
Hosted by: Carol Chandler, Gifford Pinchot Botanist, USFS and Emily Stevensen, Skamania County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator

Address: Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055
Park in the visitor parking lot on the west side of the building (the building’s main entrance).  Enter through the front door.  Sign in at the front desk and get a visitor pass from the receptionists.
Hosted by: David Lebo, Westside Zone Botanist, Mt. Hood Botanist National Forest

Address: Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest North Bend Ranger Station, Meeting Hall (behind Ranger Station), 902 SE North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045
Hosted by: Carrie Schreiber, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, and Sasha Shaw, King County Noxious Weed Control Program.  This is a joint training for the Upper Snoqualmie/Alpine Lakes Wilderness Weed Watchers and the PNW-IPC EDRR program.

Address: Center for Urban Horticulture, UW Botanic Gardens in the Douglas Research Conservatory, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98105. Parking is free in the E16 parking lot just outside of the Douglas Research Conservatory.
Hosted by: Sasha Shaw, King County Noxious Weed Control Program and Carrie Schreiber, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. This is a joint training for the Upper Snoqualmie/Alpine Lakes Wilderness Weed Watchers and the PNW-IPC EDRR program.

Archive 2014

EDRR Invasive Plant Program Workshop and Trainings May and June

With funding from the National Forest Foundation and the WSDA, we are gearing up for our third year to search for priority invasive plants in our National Forests and beyond.  We are excited to recruit new volunteers and inspire our current volunteer base to search for and eradicate invasive plant populations in WA State. This year we are focusing on documenting invasive species in the Olympic, Gifford Pinchot and the Naches District Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests but surveys conducted on any public land are also greatly needed. If you are hiking, kayaking, horseback riding or working in these areas and are interested in participating in our program, you are invited to attend of our upcoming trainings please see the attached flyer above.

Meeting the Challenge: Preventing, Detecting, and  Controlling Invasive Plants

University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Seattle, WA September 16-17, 2014

 Invasive plants are a significant threat to biodiversity and ecosystem function. New introductions continue to emerge through a variety of pathways and vectors, while existing invaders continue to persist and expand their range. Changes in climate, land use, and biotic interactions present new challenges in controlling the spread of these invaders. Land managers and scientists will hear the latest information on how to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to these persistent and emerging threats. Conference presentations, both invited and contributed, will stimulate dialogue, raise new questions and offer innovative solutions. Participants from throughout northwestern North America will contribute ideas and meet colleagues for collaboration.

Keynote Speakers:

September 16 - Dan Simberloff, University of Tennessee

September 17 - Jason S. McLachlan, University of Notre Dame

 More information and registration at www.bit.ly/invplants2014.

2013

Invasive Species Management Workshops- Nov 5th and Nov 7th!

The following workshops are sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council.  These invasive plant management workshops will be held in:

The day’s talks at both workshops will be a mix of practical on the ground control recommendations, current research in the field and discussions of partnership opportunities for controlling invasive plants. Follow the links above for Agenda, Directions and Registration.

Registration Fee:
$25 for SWS or PNW-IPC members
$30 for non-members

2013 Citizen Science EDRR Volunteer Trainings

Call for Citizen Science Invasive Species Volunteers: Join the effort to help locate and eradicate invasive plants from WA State!


Training Locations and Dates for 2013:

11610 Trek Drive East, Eatonville, WA; Specific location of training will be sent to participants who sign up for the trainings. General location information about Northwest Trek can be found at http://www.nwtrek.org/

500 Adams Street NE, Olympia, WA; Specific location of training will be sent to participants who sign up for the trainings. General location information can be found at http://www.lottcleanwater.org/directions.htm

***Capacity is limited so if you would like to attend one of the trainings, please RSVP to Julie Combs at pnw.ipc.org@gmail.com (or call 615-812-5295) to reserve your place! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 
Nikki Eller removes herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) from Twin Falls trail at Olallie State Park. Photo by PNW IPC volunteer Kristin Follmer

Jim Miltimore conducts an EDRR survey in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Photo by PNW IPC volunteer Carol Miltimore

Hieracium aurantiacum (orange hawkweed)

Hieracium aurantiacum (orange hawkweed, Class B noxious weed)