Kicking off the 2011 MAS Annual Meeting, held jointly with the American Chemical Society, will be a symposium on “Weed Control Challenges Associated with Revegetation Efforts” beginning at 9:30 am on Friday, April 15, in the Thornton Building ballroom, 65 East Broadway, Butte, MT (northwest of the Finlen Hotel).
There will be four presentations, in addition to a tour of the greenhouse at Montana Tech and some reclamation sites. After lunch there will be a “refereed” discussion for an hour.
Please join us on Friday!
The weed symposium has two primary goals: first is the sharing of revegetation efforts on superfund sites using native plants. Second is weed management as it relates to those revegetation efforts, specifically how to effectively coordinate weed control efforts among the numerous responsible entities so that revegetation efforts are not jeopardized.
Time: 9:30-3:30 Lunch provided
The agenda will include:
– A presentation by Dr. Ray Calloway, a Plant Ecologist specializing in native systems invaded by exotics
– A presentation of the current revegetation projects being conducted by the Kriss and Rick Douglass
– Possibly a revegetation site tour (snow conditions permitting)
– A presentation by DOT engineer Phil Johnson, a prominent revegetation manager
– A presentation from the local weed coordinator
– A facilitated discussion to strategize coordination of weed control efforts