Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fun song about aquatic invasive species

Coming out of Carver County MN, here is a good message about cleaning your boat to prevent spreading invasive species.

I like this guy's enthusiasm for the subject!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Short article on burning to control invasives in Winnebago County

From the Rockford Register Star:

Webinar - Dealing with Forest Invasives in Fall and Winter

Fall and winter is a great time to get after those invasive plants on your land. It may be a little harder to spot them and different eradication techniques are necessary in cooler and colder weather, but there are no bugs or heat to contend with.

Last May, the IFA hosted a webinar on how to deal with invasive plants. Attendees considered the content very informative and appreciated the webinar format. Next Thursday, we are lucky to have the original presenter Chris Evans return to discuss invasives again, this time in the context of fall and winter methods.

Want to know how to identify some of worst plant invaders in fall and winter?
Want to know how to get rid of them if you have them?

The IFA is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, November 8th, from 11:00 am until noon -

"Dealing with Forest Invasives in Fall and Winter"

This webinar will help you do these three things.

• identify forest invasives during the fall and winter
• learn their lifecycle which gives clues to
• control methods for this time of year

This free one-hour program will cover tips and techniques for fall and winter identification and control of common woody species invading forestlands in Illinois, including bush honeysuckle, autumn olive, multiflora rose, Japanese honeysuckle, Oriental bittersweet, and common buckthorn. Fall and winter presents a landowner with great opportunities to easily recognize these invaders and to manage them.

The presenter is Chris Evans, coordinator of the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan's Invasive Species Campaign.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
There is no charge to attend this event.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
(Download the free GoToMeeting App from either iTunes (for iPhone or iPad) or Amazon (for Android))