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Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) for Invasive Plant Species

July 23, 2015
Invasive Plant Species

Want to help conserve nature in Dubois County? Concerned about invasive weeds harming our forests, farmland, and wildlife habitat? Then please join us for an information meeting about organizing a Cooperative Weed Management Area in Dubois County. Specialists will share about invasive species affecting the county and discuss priorities, objectives, and future directions in managing them.

What are Non-native Invasive Plant Species?
Invasive plant species are plants not native to the area; establish and reproduce in our native habitats; and cause harm to the economy, environment or human health. These species are very competitive and crowd out native vegetation important for wildlife food and cover. Invasive species can harm timber growth and regeneration. They interfere with hunting, fishing, and the enjoyment of other outdoor recreation activities. They threaten rare and en-dangered plants and animals. Many negatively impact agriculture and property values. Their economic toll is substantial.

Send in your name, address, email address and phone number to Debois County SWCD, patti.schroeder@in.nacdnet.net, or call (812) 482-1171, Ext. 3, by Friday, August 7, 2015.

Cooperative Weed Management Area for Dubois County
When: August 13, 2015, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC), 11371 East Purdue Farm Road, Dubois, IN 47527

Resources:
The Education Store, Purdue Extension Resource Center (place "invasive" as keyword in search field)
Videos - Asian Bush Honeysuckle, Multiflora Rose and Burning Bush, FNR, Purdue University

Ron Rathfon, Extension Forester
Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC)
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University

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