Get CEU’s and learn about possible activities as we reorganize our local CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area)
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Space is limited for the Swamp Buggy Tour, first registered, first served.
Register and pay online at http://occeu.eventbrite.com
July 18, 2013 9 am to 3 pm
Invasive Species Management through
Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA’S)
$10 Early Registration by July 15 (lunch and CEU’s- applied for) $15 after July 15
The Nature Conservancy's Disney Wilderness Preserve
2700 Scrub Jay Trail
Kissimmee, FL 34759
9:00 am Refreshments and Registration
9:15 am Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am What is a CWMA? CISMA? FISP? FISWG? Show me the money!
10:00 am Invasive Species Management Tour of DWP- Debi Stone, Eleanor Foerste, Ashley Fluke
Take a buggy ride tour at The Disney Wilderness Preserve and learn the land management history of the preserve, invasive species identification, the invasive species management program overview and specific invasive treatment projects. Specific topics will include: historical land uses and invasive species threats, wetland and groundcover restoration projects, re-introduction of fire as a species management tool, prioritization framework for the invasive species program, invasive species treatment history, field identification of species such as cogongrass, natal grass, torpedo grass and Wright’s nutrush, and tour of treatment projects of torpedo grass, cogongrass and natal grass.
Noon Lunch on site (included in registration fee)
12:30 pm Invasive Species Identification- Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR)-Eleanor Foerste, Ashley Fluke, Debi Stone
Hands on activity to confirm identification of invasive species samples with explanation of EDRR efforts in Florida and how to become involved.
1:30 pm Vehicle Decontamination – Debi Stone
The first part of this training will take place in the classroom, will cover the benefits and concerns of vehicle and smaller equipment decontamination and will include a brief review of the vehicle decontamination guidelines or policies of several different organizations such as Florida DEP, Montana State University Extension, FISP and Bureau of Reclamation. The second part of this training will take place at the wash station on site, where staff will give a decontamination demonstration on a truck and a Polaris Ranger.
2:30 CISMA Steering Committee Meeting
Register and pay online at occeu.eventbrite.com For more information, contact:
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
Eleanor C. Foerste
Eleanor C. Foerste
Faculty, Natural Resources
University of Florida IFAS Extension in Osceola County
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744
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