News and Events
Mark Your Calendar
- 45th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society
(APMS), July 10-13, 2005, Paseo del Alamo, Texas.
- Invasive Plants: Perspectives, Prescriptions and Partnerships,
Mid-Atlantic EPPC Annual Meeting and Biannual Symposium
(co-sponsored by the Morris Arboretum), August 16-17,
2005, Philadelphia, PA. http://www.ma-eppc.org/
- 1st Annual Symposium of the Tennessee Invasive Plant
Council, September 8, 2005, Patterson Community Center,
Murfreesboro, TN. A morning of speaker sessions and afternoon
workshops covering topics such as assessment and
monitoring, regional strategies, management plans: homeowners
to wilderness areas, and data gaps. Watch for registration
information on http://www.tneppc.org/ or contact Pat Parr at
- 2nd New England Invasive Plant Summit, September 16-17,
2005, Framingham, Massachusetts, convened by the Invasive
Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) and the New England
Invasive Plant Group (NIPGro). www.ipane.org
- Cal-IPC Symposium 2005, “Prevention Reinvention: Protocols,
Information, and Partnerships to Stop the Spread of Invasive
Plants,” October 6-8, 2005, Chico State University.
- The Invasive Plant Council of NY State and Cornell University Center for the Environment will be hosting a workshop, The State of Invasive Plants and Tools for Action in Ithaca, New York, October 4th and 5th, 2005. An agenda and registration information will be posted on the IPC web page
in August. http://www.ipcnys.org/
- Forests Out of Balance: The Impact of Invasive Plant Species August 22 - 24, 2005, Shepherdstown, WV http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/invasive_plants/calendar/index.shtm
Nodes of Interest
- Putting it simply: “These weeds are not just garden nuisances;
they are changing the way natural areas function, and they are
costing all of us money.” Taken from the Mississippi EPPC
- Natives for your Neighborhood ~ Check out the new and innovative
native plant website by the Institute of Regional
Conservation at: http://www.regionalconservation.org/
beta/nfyn/. The mission is to be “A resource to help change
what is now a backyard hobby for a few into a powerful conservation
tool of many.” The site facilitates and encourages the
use of native plants specific to an area based on the user’s zip
code or county. Once a county name is entered, the user is
taken to a list of native plants that provides both common and
scientific names. All are linked to photographs and detailed
information about the plant. Also indicated is whether the
plant is available at local nurseries or widely cultivated and
readily available. Users may also simply search the site using a
scientific or common plant name. The site is a beta version so
all counties are not yet represented. The current scope is south
Florida. This is a worthy effort!
Publications of Interest
- Thundersnow Interactive and the Southern Weed Science Society are proud to announce the Interactive Encyclopedia of North American Weeds, Version 3.0. Four years of development have produced an all new high-resolution, comprehensive teaching and reference software program on weed, crop, and plant identification. The Windows DVD-ROM contains interactive tutorials on plant identification, animations, hundreds of custom illustrations, and over 2,400 photographs.
More Information / Order Online
- Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive
Plants in Pen-and-Ink (DVD).
High resolution TIF scans of
175 line drawings that include
common and rare, native and
non-native species of Florida
and the southeastern U.S.
UF/IFAS Publ. No. DVD-347.
- Freshwater Plants in the Southeastern
United States, UF/IFAS Publ. No.
SP-348. A recognition guide for 133
plants, similar in design to a folding
road map, laminated with full color
photographs and key identifying characteristics.
Includes an insert with
botanical drawings of approximately
80 of the plants depicted.
- Invasive and Other Non-Native Plants
Found in Public Waters and Conservation
Lands of Florida and the Southeastern
United States, UF/IFAS Publ. No.
SP-349. A recognition guide for 90
non-native plants targeted for control
by the Florida Department of
Folded size is 4” x 9”, convenient for pockets, glove boxes, knapsacks and hand carrying in the field. For hikers,
bikers, birders, boaters, eco-managers, homeowners, realtors, teachers, scientists and students of all ages. Essential
plant characteristics are pictured, with brief text descriptions where needed. Laminated for protection from the
elements and made to last for many field trips. By V. Ramey, University of Florida, IFAS, Center for Aquatic and
Invasive Plants (2005). $11.95 each. UF/IFAS Publications: ifasbooks.ufl.edu, 800-226-1764.