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Into the Weeds: King County Weed Mgmt. Workshop Series – Day 2

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

A half-day seminar on noxious weed control for vegetation management staff, restoration crews and anyone interested in learning about weeds.

 

Agenda

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Intro & Program Overview

Hosted by Rahel Stampfer (KC Nox. Weeds)

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM

Invasive Species, Indigenous Stewards, & Vulnerability

Nicholas Reo (Simon Fraser University)


Nick Reo is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Anishinaabe). In this talk he will cover the how indigenous knowledge and practices can be applied to invasive species research and action. In particular, how practitioners can anticipate new challenges as climate change impacts the introduced weedy species.

12:40 PM – 1:00 PM

Using eDNA to Detect & Monitor Invasive Aquatic Plants

Lauren Kuehne (Omfishient Consulting)


Lauren is an ecologist that studies human impacts on freshwater and forest ecosystems. This talk will focus on her research that assessed and develop methodologies to use eDNA to detect and monitor invasive aquatic plants via water samples.

1:00 PM – 1:10 PM

BREAK & CODEWORD 1


WSDA & ODA Pesticide license holders can earn up to 4 pesticide education credits this day, or 1 credit per hour with proven attendance. This is the 1st credit of the day.

1:10 PM – 1:30 PM

Plant Nurseries as a Primary Pathway for Invasive Plant Introduction

Eve Beaury (Princeton University)


Dr. Beaury’s research focuses on the potential for invasive plant introduction through nursery pathways. This talk will also cover how climate change can be incorporated into invasive species management practices.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Novel Approaches to Yellow Flag Iris Control: Benthic Barriers

Daniel Sorensen (KC Nox. Weeds)


Yellow flag iris is a riparian noxious weed that is notoriously difficult to control. Creating benthic barriers for solarization is one alternative the King County Noxious Weed Control Program has been experimenting with to address this challenge.

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM

BREAK & CODEWORD 2


WSDA & ODA Pesticide license holders can earn up to 4 pesticide education credits this day, or 1 credit per hour with proven attendance. This is the 2nd credit of the day.

2:10 PM – 3:00 PM

Knotweed: How it Started, How it’s Going

Sayward Glise (KC Nox. Weeds)


King County Noxious Weed Control Program has been working on knotweed control on rivers in King County with partners since 2004, starting with the upper and middle Green River and adding the upper Snoqualmie, Skykomish, and Cedar River in subsequent years. This talk will describe the methods and results of this work and what is on the horizon for our program. Knotweed control on rivers is a complex and multifaceted undertaking that involves more than simply controlling plants. The results and lessons learned from the projects can help inform the work of others working on controlling invasive weeds on a landscape scale in a complex system.

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM

BREAK & CODEWORD 3


WSDA & ODA Pesticide license holders can earn up to 4 pesticide education credits this day, or 1 credit per hour with proven attendance. This is the 3rd credit of the day.

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM

Non-chemical Mgmt. Options for Common Holly: Activities on a Family Tree Farm

Andrea Watts


For woody invasive species, chemical control is often the preferred method. But what do you do when you don’t have the option? This talk will go in depth on some non-chemical control methods for common holly from decades of personal experience and discuss the nuances of these non-chemical methods. Want to learn more about chemical control options? Stay tuned for the following talk!

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

Chemical Control Options for Common Holly

Avery Bowron (KC Nox. Weeds)


There are multiple chemical control methods written into King County’s Best Management Practices official document for common holly. Learn more about herbicide application methods such as EZ-ject and cut & treat, the nuances of these methods, and their efficacies.

4:00 PM – 4:05 PM

Closing & CODEWORD 4


WSDA & ODA Pesticide license holders can earn up to 4 pesticide education credits this day, or 1 credit per hour with proven attendance. This is the 4th credit of the day.

To learn more and register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/king-county-noxious-weed-control-program-28058628081

 

4 WSDA & ODA credits (pending)/FREE ($0) TO ATTEND

Washington and Oregon state department of agriculture pesticide license continuing education credits: During the webinar you will be asked to answer a question and give your name and WSDA/ODA # after each hour of instruction to confirm your participation.

PDF agenda (link, can opt to download): 2024-Into-the-Weeds_Agendas.pdf (kingcounty.gov)

Organizer

King County Noxious Weed Control Program
Phone
206-477-9333
Email
noxious.weeds@kingcounty.gov
View Organizer Website

Venue

Virtual
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