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New invasive webinars

A message from Steven T. Manning, President of Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

Along with the many other free invasive species specific webinars at http://www.invasiveplantcontrol.com, this month we will begin two series hosted by Dr. Randy Westbrooks; Foreign Pest Exclusion at National Ports of Entry – The First Line of Defense against Introduced Invasive Species and Early Detection and Rapid Response – The Second Line of Defense against Introduced Invasive Species*. The schedule for these webinar series can be found in the attached document.

There are several other excellent webinars currently scheduled so we urge you to come back frequently to check out the new speakers and topics. To check out the calendar of talks and register go to www.invasiveplantcontrol.com. Click on the ipcwebsolutions logo and using the calendar, click more details on the webinar you would like to register for.

Winter 2013 – Invasive Species Prevention Webinar/Training Workshop Series – Online and Onsite.

I. Foreign Pest Exclusion at National Ports of Entry – The First Line of Defense against Introduced Invasive Species*.
1. Session 1 – National Ports of Entry – Gate Keepers for International Commerce and Travel – Gateways for Introduction of Foreign Pests – or Not. Introduction and Overview. February 7th, 12:00 EST
2. Session 2 – Introduction to Invasive Species – Examples of the Worst Invaders, Ecological and Economic Impacts, and Major Pathways of Spread. February 14th, 12:00 EST
3. Session 3 – High Profile Invasive Species that are Spread in Global Commerce and Trade – Invasive Species that may be Encountered at Ports of Entry. February 21st, 12:00 EST
4. Session 4 – Invasive Species Management Hierarchy – Pre-border, Border, and Post-border Strategies for Invasive Species Management – Invasive Species Prevention, Preclearance, Exclusion, EDRR, and Control. February 28th, 12:00 EST
5. Session 5 – Prevention Measures for Minimizing Intentionally Introduced Species that become Invasive – Strategies for Addressing Authorized and Unauthorized Introductions. March 7th, 12:00 EST
6. Session 6 – Exclusion Measures for Minimizing Unintentional Introductions at Ports of Entry – Strategies for Addressing Hitchhikers and Contaminants Associated with Imported Commodities and Cargo. March 14th, 12:00 EST
7. Session 7 – Documentation of Foreign Pest Interceptions at Ports of Entry – Invasive Species Specimen Collection, Identification, and Preservation. March 28th, 12:00 EST
8. Session 8 – General Authority for Addressing Quarantine Significant Pests at Ports of Entry – Invasive Species Decision Making Tools and Their Application. April, 1st, 12:00 EST
9. Session 9 – Series Summary and Review – Foreign Pest Exclusion as a Major Element of a National Invasive Species Prevention Strategy. April 18th, 12:00 EST

*A Professional Development Training Series for Plant Quarantine Officers at National Ports of Entry, as well as other Invasive Species Field Managers (Online or Onsite).

II. Early Detection and Rapid Response – The Second Line of Defense against Introduced Invasive Species*.
1. Session 1 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response – A Cost Effective Strategy for Managing New Invasive Plants on Public and Private Land Units – Introduction and Overview. January 29th, 3:00 EST and March 5th, 12:00 EST
2. Session 2 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response –Strategies for Partnership Development. February 5th, 12:00 EST and March 12th, 12:00 EST
3. Session 3 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response –Survey, Detection, Data Management, and Reporting. February 12th, 12:00 EST and March 26th, 12:00 EST
4. Session 4 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response –Rapid Assessment of Confirmed new Exotic Species. February 26th, 12:00 EST and April 9th, 12:00 EST
5. Session 5 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response – Rapid Response to Confirmed New Invaders. March 5th, 12:00 EST and April 23rd, 12:00 EST

*A Professional Development Training Series for Land Owners and Managers at all Levels of the Landscape – Local to National (Onsite or Online).