Southern Research Station and Partners Collaborate to Tackle Invasive Plants

Do you need help identifying and controlling invasive plants?


If you missed, or want to revisit the broadcasts about Invasive Plants, you may find the "Previous Webinars" listed according to date of presentation at the Webinar Portal for Forestry and Natural Resources.


Live web seminars about Johnsongrass and other invasive plantsThe U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) and Auburn University will offer three webinars about the identification, impacts, and control of invasive plants through the Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal. Nonnative plants continue to invade and spread through forests in the South. These infestations increasingly erode forest productivity, hinder forest use and management activities, and degrade diversity, habitat, and our recreational experiences. Managers and landowners need to recognize and be able to identify these threats. The latest SRS Forest Inventory and Analysis maps will show their zones of occupation for the most prevalent invaders to alert you to those occurring around you and those spreading toward you.


Tuesday, August 30, 12 pm EDTJames H. Miller and Erwin Chambliss, SRS, and Nancy Loewenstein, Auburn University, will focus on the most prevalent invasive trees and shrubs that plague southern forests and identify the areas where they occur. They will introduce webinar participants to "A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests" (General Technical Report SRS-119), which they co-authored.

SRS Research Ecologist, Jim Miller surrounded by the prevalent invasive, Kudzu that plagues southern forests. 
(photo by USDA Forest Service)
SRS Research Ecologist, Jim Miller surrounded by the prevalent invasive, Kudzu that plagues southern forests.
(photo by USDA Forest Service)

To attend August 30th... click here.

Thursday, September 1, 12 pm EDT — James H. Miller and Erwin Chambliss, SRS, and Nancy Loewenstein will cover the most prevalent invasive vines, grasses and canes, ferns, and forbs that affect southern forests and identify the areas where they occur. They will refer to "A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests" (General Technical Report SRS-119).

To attend September 1st... click here.

Tuesday, September 20, 12 pm EDT — James H. Miller, SRS, and Stephen Enloe, Auburn University, will focus on control of invasive plants. Managers, landowners, and homeowners need to have the latest information on how to prevent entry to their lands, build strategies with neighbors, implement integrated procedures for control, and proceed toward site rehabilitation. Miller and Enloe will provide an overview of how these actions fit together and the latest control methods. They will introduce webinar participants to "A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests" (General Technical Report SRS-131), which they co-authored with Steven T. Manning, Invasive Plant Control, Inc. The guide provides detailed control prescriptions for 56 prevalent invasive plants and groups.


Free copies of A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests (General Technical Report SRS-119) and A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests (General Technical Report SRS-131) can be requested at pubrequest@fs.fed.us or by calling 828-257-4830.

Partners for the invasive plants webinars include the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station and Southern Region, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, North Carolina State University's Extension Forest Resources, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and North Carolina A&T State University. Society of American Foresters continuing forestry education credit will be available for webinar participants who are certified foresters. The International Society of Arboriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Safety will also offer continuing education credit for the webinar. The webinars are presented through the Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar Portal, a service of the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office, and other participating land-grant universities.