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Banish Burdock 2024

Banish Burdock is back for 2024 and it’s better than ever!

Over the past few years, our volunteers have made tremendous progress in battling Burdock along the Valley Trail, but we are not done yet! We have added some additional trail segments and patches on public land, so we need your help to… Banish Burdock!

  • Help stop the spread of invasive species
  • Keep your pets bur-free
  • Get a little fresh air

What’s not to love?

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We like where your head is at. We are currently in the process of fleshing out our volunteer strategy, but we want to hear from you, and we’ll be in touch soon.

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Events and Conferences

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Upcoming Events and Conferences

NAISMA's 2024 National Forum on Biological Control

The USDA Forest Service is organizing a National Forum on Biological Control in partnership with the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) and the National Association of State Foresters.

  • When? March 11 – 14, 2024
  • Where? Annapolis, MD
  • What? The conference agenda is available on the conference website
  • How much? Registration rates vary from $275 USD to $450 USD; student rate is available.

Please consult the conference’s website for more information.

Past Events and Conferences

ISCBC's Invasives 2024 Annual Forum and AGM

The Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (ISCBC) is organizing Invasives 2024: Annual Forum and AGM.

The Forum took place in New Westminster, BC, Feb. 26-29, 2024. It aimed to bring invasive species practitioners together with researchers, community leaders, Indigenous voices, ranchers, foresters, and the broader public, to better understand the connection and impact of invasive species on their world.

Learn more on the Forum’s page.

2024 RISCC Management Network International Invasive Species and Climate Change Conference

The inaugural International Invasive Species and Climate Change Conference, organized by the Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management Network, took place January 30-31, 2024.

Please consult the conference’s website for more information.

NAISMA's 4th Annual Weed Biocontrol Summit

The North American Invasive Species Management Association’s 4th Annual Weed Biocontrol Summit will highlight the role that weed biological control can play in reducing wildfire risk and mitigating wildfire impacts throughout North America.

  • December 7, 2023, 11:00AM – 3:00PM CST (9:00AM – 1:00PM PST)
  • This summit is taking place virtually
  • Agenda and registration are on NAISMA’s website.
Take Me Outside - 2023 Outdoor Learning Seasonal Virtual Workshop Series

Webinar series presented in partnership with the Outdoor Learning Store and Take Me Outside’s outdoor learning partners.

Each workshop lasts 60 minutes and take place on Tuesdays at 4 pm Pacific time.

You can learn more and sign up on Take Me Outside’s website.

NAISMA Webinar on the impacts of climate change on biocontrol agents

Webinar hosted by the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA): “Reviewing the Impacts of Climate Change on Biological Control Agents: Identifying Research Priorities and Knowledge Gaps”

  • September 20, 2023 @ 11:00AM PDT (1:00PM CDT)
  • More information on NAISMA’s website
2023 ORBC Outdoor Recreation Conference: Responsible Recreation

2023 Outdoor Recreation Council of BC Conference, ‘Responsible Recreation: Pathways, Practices and Possibilities”

Take Me Outside - Outdoor Learning Winter Virtual Workshop Series

Topics:

  • Dirty Teaching: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Outdoors (January 24)
  • Climate Change & Sustainability Education Resources (January 31)
  • Taking Math Outdoors: Practical Ideas & Examples (February 7)
  • Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults (February 8)
  • Green Ummah & The Great Outdoors (February 21)
  • A People’s Curriculum for the Earth (February 28)
  • School Gardening: Teaching Tools & Resources (March 7)
Invasives 2023: ISCBC Annual Forum and AGM

Invasives 2023: Invasive Species Council of BC Annual Forum and AGM

  • February 28 to March 2, 2023
  • In-person, in New Westminster, BC
  • Early bird prices are in effect until Dec. 31, 2022
  • Learn more and register on the event page
2023 ISC Invasive Species Forum

2023 Invasive Species Centre Annual Forum “Invasive Species Action in a Changing Climate”

2022 NAISMA Biocontrol Summit

2022 North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Weed Biocontrol Summit

  • “Experiences in Implementation of Weed Biocontrol within Integrated Weed Management Programs in North America”
  • December 1, 2022
  • Over Zoom – more information on the event page
IPM 2022 - 10th International Invasive Pest Management Symposium

IPM 2022 – 10th International Invasive Pest Management Symposium

Weed Society of America 2022 Annual Meeting

Weed Science Society of America 2022 Annual Meeting

  • Joint meeting with the Canadian Weed Science Society
  • Meeting program
  • February 21-24, 2022
  • Vancouver, BC
Invasive Species Council of BC's Virtual Forum and AGM 2022

Invasives 2022 – Invasive Species Council of BC’s Virtual Forum  & AGM

Invasive Species Centre 2022 Annual Invasive Species Forum

2022 Annual Invasive Species Forum – hosted by Ontario’s Invasive Species Centre

  • “Action, Innovation and Outreach”
  • February 1-3, 2022
  • The agenda is on the event page.
2021 Northeast Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change (RISCC) Management Symposium

2021 Northeast Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change (RISCC) Management Symposium

  • 4th Annual RISCC Management Symposium, also available on Youtube
  • January 20-21, 2021
  • Recording of past symposia and discussions are available here.
2021 North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Annual Conference

2021 North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Annual Conference

  • “Transboundary Cooperation”
  • September 27-30. 2021
  • Recording is accessible to NAISMA members