Miami County Pheasants Forever to Offer Invasive Plant Management Workshop
Learn how to identify and manage problem plants on your property
TROY, OH – The Miami County Chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) will be hosting an Invasive Plant Management Workshop according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Troy.
This workshop will provide an educational opportunity for the public to learn more about the problem invasive and noxious plants present in Ohio and how to manage them on the landscape. This is a FREE event. Morning coffee and donuts, as well as a light lunch will be provided. Registration is required by Sept 13th, 2011. To register please contact Pheasants Forever, Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists Erik Lewis at (937) 654-3884 or John Wallace at (937) 459-8085.
Presentations will be given by professional habitat contractors, PF biologists, and the keynote speaker is Dr. Don Geiger with the Mirianist Environmental Education Center. The keynote presentation will give background information on invasive plant management techniques, as well as what works, and what doesn’t when trying to implement a management plan. Other topics to be discussed include; what are invasive plants, identification of and control techniques for invasive and noxious plants, the importance of using native plants, and federal conservation programs that can assist landowners with invasive and noxious plant management.
Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. with talks and presentations beginning at 9:00 a.m. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to visit several sites that are currently being managed for invasive plants. The field trip portion of the workshop will involve walking grasslands, wooded areas, and negotiating rough terrain. Please dress for the weather and field conditions. This event will take place rain or shine.
For more information about the Miami County Chapter of PF visit www.miamicountypf.org or the Ohio State Chapter of PF http://www.ohiopf.com/ .
For Further Information Contact:
Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Erik Lewis, Pheasants Forever
Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist John Wallace, Pheasants forever