Wed, Jun 21|
Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest Invasive Species Training
Attend a free 2.5 - 3 hour training with a nature walk where you will learn how to identify priority invasive species, how to record basic data and how to report findings on EDDMapS, a national early detection reporting system.
Time & Location
Jun 21, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cle Elum, 803 ½, W 2nd St, Cle Elum, WA 98922, USA
About The Event
Hosted by: Helen Lau, Botanist for Cle Elum Ranger District
This is a free 2.5 - 3 hour training with a group hike at 1pm where you will learn how to identify priority invasive species, how to record basic data and how to report findings on EDDMapS, a national early detection reporting systemn used by most federal, state and county agencies.
Participants learn plant identification through an in-person training with a potential online option, and learn methods of manual removal (if you so choose to do so) for certain species, and which species you should not attempt to remove. After the lecture portion of the training, we will be going outside to put your new identification and reporting skills to the test. A local botanist will with you to assist. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and potentially see some wildlife!
This training will equip you with the knowledge necessary to conduct invasive plant surveys in order to support local land managers that need your help. From your surveys, the PNW IPC contacts that land manager who then work to control the infestation, hopefully, eradicating it before it can spread throughout our lovely PNW ecosystems. Your efforts will directly support the maintenance of healthy ecosystems.
WSDA herbicide recertification credits are available!
Upon request, you will receive an invasive plant identification booklet along with survey forms. We ask that volunteers who sign up conduct 1-2 surveys over the field season.