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Global Invasive Species Team listserve digest #113
Thu Jan 16 2003 - 14:57:50 PST

1. National Invasive Weeds Awareness Week (Nationwide, USA)
2. New on the WIST web site (Global, planet Earth)
3. Seeking TNC Mentor for Smith Fellow (Nationwide, USA)
4. Upcoming meetings (Nationwide, USA)
5. Colorado's Banned list---a correction (Colorado, USA)
6. Interesting Links (Global, planet Earth)


1. National Invasive Weeds Awareness Week (Nationwide, USA)
From: Barry Rice (barrymr(at)ucdavis.edu)

The Invasive Weeds Awareness Coalition (IWAC) invites you to participate
in a week-long series of events and activities held in Washington, D.C.
during the fourth annual National Invasive Weeds Awareness Week from
February 24 through February 28, 2003.

This big event will include several hosted meetings with coalition member
agencies and Departments (Interior and Agriculture), briefings on critical
invasive plant issues, a reception at the U.S. Botanic Garden, and special
poster displays and exhibits to raise awareness about invasive plant
issues. Presentations and Position Papers will highlight significant weed
management and ecosystem restoration topics.

For more information:


2. New on the WIST web site (Global, planet Earth)
From: Barry Rice (barrymr(at)ucdavis.edu)

The following additions to the WIST web site deserve special mention:

**Marilyn Jordan sent us a poster paper on effects of mowing, herbicide
  and fire on Artemisia vulgaris, Lespedeza cuneata and Euphorbia
  See: http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu/esadocs/artevulg.html

**Weed notes: Paulownia tomentosa, compiled by WIST's Mandy Tu.
  See: http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu/esadocs/paultome.html

**Weed notes: Wisteria sinensis, W. floribunda, by WIST's Tunyalee Martin.
  See: http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu/esadocs/wist_spp.html

**New Element Stewardship Abstract for Lespedeza cuneata, by WIST's Mandy
  Tu. All the must-know information about this plant.
  See: http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu/esadocs/lespcune.html

**New Element Stewardship Abstract for Cenchrus ciliaris, by WIST's Mandy
  Tu. All the must-know information about this plant, too.
  See: http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu/esadocs/cenccili.html

**Weed notes: Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron', a review on this cultivar
  by WIST's extremely prolific Mandy Tu.
  See: http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu/esadocs/impecyli.html


3. Seeking TNC Mentor for Smith Fellow (Nationwide, USA)
From: Ryan Keane (ryan.keane(at)ic.ac.uk)

I am a recent PhD graduate, planning to submit a project proposal for the
TNC Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship, titled: "Do generalist herbivores
facilitate exotic plant invasion? A test of the Enemy Release Hypothesis
with Alliaria petiolata."

I am contacting you to learn:
--if there are any TNC staff with work related to the proposed project
  that would be interested in serving as a mentor?
--what aspects could be added to the proposal to integrate it better with
  TNC research needs?
--if there are any TNC preserves with permanent deer exclosures for
  inclusion in the proposed natural experimental work, especially any
  infested with garlic mustard?

Any advice or information you can provide, or forwarding this message to
potentially interested staff, would be greatly appreciated. My enquiry is
somewhat urgent, as the Smith application is due Jan 31. Thank you for
your time.


4. Upcoming meetings (Nationwide, USA)
From: Barry Rice (barrymr(at)ucdavis.edu)

**Southeast EPPC Annual Meeting/Lexington, Kentucky 15-17 May

The meeting, hosted by the Kentucky EPPC (Exotic Pest Plant Council)
Chapter, will feature continuous presentations on pest plant topics and
field trips on pest problems to view and discuss some local problems. A
workshop on herbicide application for private landowners is also planned.
It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about an important national issue
at a local level. And, how often do you get to go to a meeting with
"exotic" in the title?
Cost: $85, which includes a dinner reception.
More information: http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu/meetings.html
Or email Michael.Williams(at)mail.state.ky.us

**Idaho Weed Control Association Conference/Nampa, Idaho, 5-6 February

This conference is for private landowners and agencies who have
responsibilities for vegetation management. Topics include Biological Weed
Control & Weed Ecology, Industry, Management & Restoration, and
Smorgasbord (including Aquatics).
Cost: $125
More information: http://www.idahoweedcontrol.org/weedconference.html


5. Colorado's Banned list---a correction (Colorado, USA)
From: Eric Lane (Eric.Lane(at)ag.state.co.us)

Regarding message #2 in the last invasive species digest...The Denver Post
got its facts wrong---here in Colorado we just added 19 species to the
list of species we ban from sale as nursery stock. This brings the total
number of species we presently ban to 78, 18 of which are generally
recognized as ornamental species. We got a lot of press coverage but it
wasn't always accurate.

A copy of the current regulations is at the url below--- the weed related
portion is on pages 34-36.


6. Interesting Links (Global, planet Earth)
From: Barry Rice (barrymr(at)ucdavis.edu)

Here at WIST we have recently observed some interesting documents that are
on the web. You can get them from our "links" page, or follow the links

**Silent Invasion---a slick, 18 page pdf document from the National
  Wildlife Refuge Association, about the invasive species threat.

**Understanding Invasive Aquatic Weeds---Homework and Classroom Activities
  for the 5th Grade. 16 pages, issues and several weeds highlighted.

**CRC Meeting proceedings---Documents produced for an Australian meeting,
  including information on Zantedeschia aethiopica, Chrysanthemoides
  monilifera, Rubus fruticosus, Cytisus scoparius, Emex australis,
  Marrubium vulgare, Hypericum perforatum, Raphanus raphanistrum, grasses,
  and thistles.

Updated January 2003
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