WVSU Extension Service to Host Webinar on Invasive Species in Appalachian Forests

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109

Nov. 11, 2021
WVSU Extension Service to Host Webinar on Invasive Species in Appalachian Forests

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – A new webinar offered through the West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service will be offered this month on the topic of invasive species of concern to Appalachian forests.

The free webinar is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18.

Those who participate will learn what an “invasive species” is and which to be on the lookout for in Appalachian forests. State and federal resources available for help with control and cost-sharing also will be discussed, along with how to report invasive species.

Guest speakers Doug Jolley, plant pest regulatory officer for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Plant Industry Division, will talk about control tactics for invasive herbaceous species that affect forest health.

Rebekah Wallace, EDDMapS coordinator for the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health (or Bugwood, for short) at the University of Georgia, will talk about how to report invasive species using the EDDMapS website and EDDMapS smartphone app for iPhone and Android.

Credits may be added for continuing education units or continuing forestry education.

To register for the webinar, go to https://conta.cc/3D8f5XQ.
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